Good Game | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
75.8%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 33 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by eawolff99 on 04-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
Liked:
25
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
10.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 5
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet and spicy, the grand daddy of all the Belgian styles manifest in an American taste with huge proportion. Oskar Blues' rendition delivers the complexity, variance and charm of the abbey but with a sweeter and fruitier balance.

Amber and bronze hues adorn the glass as a cottony swath of foam settles on top. Its bright bouquet is full of fruit and spice while tinges of red wine, brandy and maple pull the beer's chemistry together. Its rich and candied taste is equal parts caramel, honey, hard candy and praline.

But over the middle, the beer's esters and yeast spices pull from the sweetness and divers boisterous plum, raisin, date, banana and fig that ties into the residual sweetness seamlessly. A spicy rebuttal counters with peppercorn, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg for an even-keel balance and larger-than-life intensity.

The full-bodied ale remains creamy and rich, just shy of cloying. Its vinous spice carries the flavor of dry sherry but with the burn of brandy. Peppery hops aid in the beer's offset of sweetness though the taste of fruitcake remains indefinitely with echoes of wine and candy reverberating in aftertaste.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big and beautiful, sweet and fruity.

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Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is rich with deeply caramelized malt, raisin, and vinous characters.

Flavor reveals that sour, vinous character throughout, reminiscent of some homebrew gone wrong. There's some cardboard oxidation at the finish. Mid palate, toasted, nutty malt, raisins, and prunes add complexity, but are overwhelmed by the sourness. Not what I expect in a quad. Certainly on the dry side, for the style. Likely due to that infection. Phenolic notes surface in the finish.

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3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brackh
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours darker than a normal Belgian. Lots of bubbly. Smell leans on the sweet side. Sweet and boozy taste. Pretty good beer. Unfortunately most Belgians I have had are out of this world. Still a good solid beer. Just a bit too sweet for me.

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TC1234
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of 40oz2heaven
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Good Game from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 75.8% out of 100 with 33 ratings
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