Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale | Straight To Ale

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Hellfire Belgian Strong AleHellfire Belgian Strong Ale

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hellfire Belgian Style Quadrupel

It's a big, complex Belgian Style beer at 10% ABV. Rich malty sweetness up front along with dark, fruity esters and spicy notes. Low bitterness and medium body in this one, which finishes with a smooth alcohol warmth.

Added by UncleJimbo on 10-15-2010

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 49
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into chalice.

A: Pours a dark mahogany reddish brown with a very small one finger head that quickly settled to a thin ring around the edge. Very little if any lacing.

S: Sweet malts, raisin, dates, plumbs, and yeast esters. Some spices like clove are faint.

T: Very nice dark fruit flavors. Raisin, dates, dried cranberries. The tartness from the fruits is offset nicely with sweetness from Belgian candy sugar. Hints of spices come through as it warms. The 10% ABV sneaks up on you as this is a very easy drinking brew.

M: Medium body that coats the tongue without being overly thick. A fair amount of carbonation without much of a head.

O: A solid quad from a talented local brewer. Nice job STA!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a deep dark brown. No real head to speak of.

Not much of a smell, slight dark fruit.

Taste is dark fruit forward. Mellows into a nice malt and spiciness that crisps up on the finish. A slight pepper/spicy finish that lingers nicely with a bit of a light carbonation.

Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated. Light and slightly creamy.

Good beer. Kinda hits you in the face with malt and dark fruit at first.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a somewhat dark color, I was pleasantly surprised by a light, easily-drinkable taste. There was no ABV rating on the bottle and I was shocked to read that this Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale was a sneaky 10.0%. Although comparable to certain winter ales, I think this beer is enjoyable at any time in small quantities.

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I could see.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a very tall, very frothy and airy medium brown head. head eventually settles, leaving just little smudges of lacing. Great head retention, however.

S: Strong dark fruit aroma, lots of figs. Some raisin in there too. Dark bread and sweet candi sugar. It actually kinda reminds me of...prepared banana bread mix. Made with overripe bananas. How's that for a mental...aroma?

T: Hmph. Strong toasted bread mixed with brown sugar, figs, raisins and ripe bananas. That's pretty much sums it up. Mild herbal hoppiness (and light bitterness) in the finish. Long lingering bready aftertaste. No real sign of alcohol, hard to believe this is 10%.

M: Fairly heavy, smooth.

O: Not a bad quad. Odd overripe banana flavor that just doesn't "fit" but otherwise a nice tasty quad. Alcohol remarkably well hidden as this is not harsh at all. Quite smooth and easy drinking in fact.

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Hellfire Belgian Strong Ale from Straight To Ale
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