Mør Mør | Brouwerij West

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij West
California, United States
brouwerijwest.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wowcoolman on 06-02-2012

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Reviews:
20
Ratings:
92
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
17.92%
 
 
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 92
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright deep dark brown with reddish highlights under a 1” cream to tan foam collar that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Dark dried fruit, hint of cherry, dark sugar.
T: Spicy, cardamom, molasses to treacle, fruit cake without the citron, dark dried fruit, anise, some tart on the finish that lingers through the aftertaste.
F: Super creamy texture, full body, above average carbonation.
O: the texture of this beer gives it the texture of a very airy dessert mousse.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar. Upon closer inspection, the edges of the glass are very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a short off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose.
T: as in the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of dark fruits—plums and black cherries seem to stand out in particular—along with some associated sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite fruity for a quadrupel and does a good job of hiding its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jrenihan
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this bottle during a trip to Jacksonville, Florida. I had assumed (reasonably) that this was a Belgian brewery that I hadn't heard of. I was only upon opening it at home that I found it is a California brewery - interesting choice of name!

The nose is quite pungent. Lots of dark fruit, plum, date and fig. Also a bit of a yeast component, a dry bready scent. Flavour is similar - lots of dark fruit as well as a bunch of alcohol heat, way more than there should be. Generally very sweet, but the finish runs a bit dry. Feel is a bit thinner than I would like in a beer of the style. Not bad, but the heat needs to be turned way down and the body beefed up a bit.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

sort of odd as a quad, better as a strong dark ale. it lacks any really defining belgian yeast characteristics to it, but has all the necessary dark and interesting grains that make it close enough for me. weird like some of the other beers from these guys, but in a flattering and drinkable way. huge body on the dense dark dark red beer. short lived but tall light brown head. the nose on this is all grain, layers of bitter roast alternate with sweeter molasses and even maple notes. enormous and right on. the alcohol too is very well hidden, i would have thought closer to 8% abv from the nose, so well done in that regard as well. first sip is supremely smooth, no burn at all, and a very long taste. it begins with heavy sweet barley, maybe some oats too, and has a sort of dates and raisins middle, before the grain comes back for the finish. the belgian yeast is missing from the quad part of it, but i dont really want it to be there anyway. i like the grain base and the almost flavorless yeast contribution. its a cool yeast, because it handles all the sugar well, not long lasting residuals in this, but it also doesnt have that same fruity brightness of the classic belgian strains. i liked it more and more as i drank it, which is maybe how it got its name...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a hazy dark reddish amber with a two finger light tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and caramel malt, dark dried fruit. Flavor begins with sweet caramel malt, fresh and dried dark fruits, particularly dates then transitions to a drier, hoppier dark fruit finish that is somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An interesting riff on the quad style, starting with classic sweet dark fruit, but the flavor thins and dries out a bit too much in the finish. ABV initially well covered, but becomes noticeable in the finish. I enjoyed this as a idiosyncratic take on a quad, but would probably return to the Belgians if I was looking for traditional taste. Might be a winner with a bit more balance and some more sweet malt in the finish.

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Photo of mhaugo
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Deep mahogany, with a petite, off-white head. Opaque and cloudy when held up to the light.
Smell: Raisins, molasses, and burnt toast.
Taste: Figs, caramel, very subtle mint at the end. Maybe some cherries. Leather and tobacco. The raisin that was present in the nose is mixed in here somewhere as well.
Mouthfeel: Thick and mostly flat. Sits heavy on my tongue.
Overall: A pretty nice beer. I admit to not being the best judge as this really isn’t a preferred style for me. I finished the bottle, but I probably won’t need to buy another one.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

Pours a dark chocolate color with no lacing and a minimal head but it is thick as you would expect with a quad. Smells of dark fruits with a slight alcohol tinge coming through at the end. Other than that, there is not too much on the nose. Maybe because the roomies are stinking up.the house burning taco meat. It tastes of dark fruits: dried plums, figs, and maybe even some cherry at the end. Above medium carbonation but not on the level of St. Bernardus. This brew coats the mouth well and you get a slight alcohol burn on the down. It's pleasant.

Would I get this again? Probably not seeing as how St. Bernardus is not much more expensive for a bottle...However, overall I enjoyed it. Not a bad quad but I think that they do other styles better.

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Photo of Tone
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight dry hop, hops, alcohol, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of spruce. Fits the style of a Quadruple, thought it is more reminiscent of an English Old Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, hint of oatmeal, slight dry hop, hint of spruce, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of impending
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

B+

50cl into a tulip. Pours a dark bronze walnut, nice tan head required an aggressive pour, ok lacing.

The aroma is sweet and spicy, a somewhat peculiar unclassified spicing dominates.

Never more sweeter than bittersweet, a strong phenolic note defines the flavor. Difficult to identify unique aftertaste component like molasses blended with zinc although pleasant enough but becomes the defining characteristic with warmth. Less than medium bodied mouthfeel.
interesting enough
cheers
jd

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Photo of regspeir
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Acquired in a trade, this was poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into an Affligem chalice. Poured a reddish-brown with a small head (less than a finger) that dissipated quickly as I let it warm. Not much lacing was in evidence. Nose was some dark fruit, especially figs and caramel. Taste was very subtle for a quad with sweet caramel predominating. There were some dark fruit notes of raisin and plum. Mouthfeel was very light for a quad as was the carbonation. There was little to no alcohol warming. This was an OK offering but definitely NOT at the head of the quad class. A little too subtle for my tastes.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.94/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

16.9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at a SoCal bottle shop for $7.99 and served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are high. Bottle cap reads: 5 - 12 - 9; I assume this is either the bottled-on date or something to do with the brewery's history. Bottle #741/10000. 10.5% according to my bottle (not 10% as currently listed).

Served straight from the fridge and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and very good retention (~6 minutes) for the high ABV. Body colour is a very dark caramel-brown. Non-opaque; nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Lacing is alright.

Sm: Caramel is dominant, with some raisin alongside. Bright fig is the dominant fruit; lacks the dark/stone fruit character of the really good quads I've had. Some vibrant sweet plum is there too. Complementary malts abound. I'm looking forward to this; it's an evocative aroma for a quad. Moderate in strength. Little yeast comes through. No alcohol is detectable.

T: Fig and plum. Light raisin. Medicinal grape cough syrup is strong here; bleh. Poor malt foundation. More and more medicinal the more I drink. If I could get past it, it'd be a decent quad, but I can't. It's the most medicinal beer I've ever tasted. Really quite awful, but that may be personal taste. I wouldn't call it objectively badly brewed. Too sweet. Imbalanced and horridly built - at least to my palate.

Mf: Too nectary and viscous. Syrupy. Smooth and wet. Hard to digest. Brings out the flavours - which in this case is very bad.

Dr: Pricey and really quite terrible. The grape medicine ruins it for me, but I imagine this will appeal to some. Unfortunately, it's just completely wrong for my personal taste. I'll give the brewer the benefit of the doubt on this one, but I certainly won't be having another. For what it's worth, the ABV is well hidden. I'll struggle to finish this glass (but I'll do it, damnit, I don't drain pour unless the beer is hideous [see Chelada]); this is extremely hard to drink on account of its low quality.

D-

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Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into the Affligem chalice where it foams up nicely and leaves plenty of lacing along the glass. Cloudy brownish color. Plenty of sudsiness in the mouthfeel. Fairly light bodied and certainly not sticky. Even a pleasant watery taste to go with all the malt.

Sweet and tasty in a dessert style. A flavor of baked apples with a few raisins. Cherries with some oxidation in the taste. Label says 10.5% ABV. Just a very oddball beer. It's like some unusual fruit fell into the tank and got fermented along with the malt, but I can't think what. The Belgian yeast dries things out. A long murky aftertaste with that woody, mineral aftertaste and a hint of dried fruit.

From the 500 ml bottle bought at Bine & Vine in San Diego. Dark sediment.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Mahogany pour with a big khaki head. Kind of buttery with a light roast, some caramel, and dark fruits. A touch of brown sugar and some toasted bread. Not really a pleasant aroma. The flavor is a touch better, but not much. Still somewhat buttery with a decent enough fruit character of raisin and plum. A bit of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee sweetness. Maybe a mild malic tartness. Just a hint of toasted bread and roast. Not really very good.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A pretty darn good beer for Mason City Iowa. The taste and aroma were both a little sharp for the stated style of Quad, but it was hard to tell if that was from alcohol or hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was wonderful, just the slightest bit of carbonation. I would have given it a 5 if it were just a tich heavier. Color is maybe too light for as murky as it is. I'm seeing a lot through the edges but the middle is quite cloudy.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tasting @ Wally's. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a reddish-brown with a half-inch white head which fades to the rim leaving spotty lace.

N: Dark fruit (raisins and figs), and caramel.

T: Sweetish caramel and dark fruits (figs, raisins, prunes). A bit light for a quad.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Finishes sweet, malty and caramel.

O: ABV is warming. A decent offering, but not top of class.

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Photo of cxr1037
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just picked up a bottle of this (9/2/12) from Whole Foods. Nice artwork and a neat looking cap! Numbered 6323/10000.

Out of a Duvel tulip:

Appearance: Dark. Head faded away quick.
Nose: Another reviewer says phenolic and I'd agree. Dark fruit, malty, a little banana.
Taste: Very malty, with some hints of...chocolate? The maltiness really seems to step up as this beer warms.
Mouthfeel: Dry, not a lot of carbonation. The 10% ABV isn't very apparent.
Finish: Dry and a little bitter.

I'm not too familiar with quads yet, but I think this is pretty solid. Would probably buy again.

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Photo of ikantspel
1.87/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

pint bottle? served into a duvel tulip

numbered bottle 1737/10000

pours a chestnut brown color with a lively head.

herbal scents start the nose off, followed by a malty spice phenol. not too much dark fruits as with other quads.

wow?! did i drink a hair salon in a bottle. horrible. taste like drinking nair. oh man.

right now im seriously contemplating throwing the rest of this out. i paid 7.99 for this bottle, and i seriously feel i got the shaft. its so bad i would gladly chug a corona light to get this taste out of my mouth

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Photo of GRG1313
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing this quad since it needs the reviews.

Pours a very dark cranberry red/brown with a firm and thick khaki head.

Nose is assertive fruity banana esters - smells very Belgian.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice balance of malt and hops and light carbonation. Can "get" the alcohol but is not offensive.

Flavor profile is rich malt and nice bitter hops in a very nice balance. Flavors of fruit, cooked stone fruit, salted toffee and light carmel.

Finish is dry with a nice hop bitter finish that is long lasting.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

OK, let's see how fast I can do this before I am automatically logged out and can't post my review.

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a globe glass. Deep brown with bright crimson highlights. Light carbonation and lace.

Nose of brown sugar and some yeast, bit of dark fruit. Thin.

Taste of cocoa and spice, touch of chocolate and bread.

Feel is a bit thin, needs more carbonation. Needs bottle conditioning.

Overall pretty good, no flaws.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 10% Quad that hides its alcohol well. Brouwerij West beers fall into the dry tasting realm. It has a malty backbone that drinks well as it warms but does not focus flavors on candied sugars and instead comes off dry. The dry-phenolic character is a signature note of the brewer. Wonderful dark amber appearance, Phenolic nose. I would prefer more dried fruit notes, or at least a little candied sugar, but instead this beer goes for subtlety. Very cool label art. Not bad, slightly interesting West Coast Quad.

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Mør Mør from Brouwerij West
3.46 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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