Lakewood Lion's Share IV
Lakewood Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
12.4%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.4%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
From:
Lakewood Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  12
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Lion’s Share VI 2018 vintage. A great looking, smelling and tasting Belgian Quad from Lakewood Brewing, Garland, TX. It is flavorful like many Quads that smell sweet and fruity. The taste is also predictable with the molasses, brown sugar and fruit notes. It’s great drinking beer and an excellent find from Lakewood.

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Photo of DexterRoberts
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This will most likely be the only beer I will ever rate at the maximum, if I could go higher I would. This is the absolute 100% greatest beer ever brewed. It was the first bourbon barrel beer I had ever tried, and the flavors are what turned me against any highly produced beers. It literally changed the way I think about beer. The taste in the beginning is sweet and warm at the same time, the aftertaste however loses some of the warmth and has an overwhelming, in a very great way, sweetness that you gather from the barrels it was aged in. The look is just a pure slightly dark amber color, not too dark and not too light, the perfect color. The alcohol you can see around the glass when swirled let's you know it's not your average low percentage beer. The alcohol content is not overwhelming like some beers I have had at an ABV >12%. You taste the time and effort they took to produce this masterly crafted, criminally underrated, beer of our time. The closest thing you can even get to this now is the BBT, which is amazing in it's own way, but take the comparison lightly, no beer could truly compare. If you ever come across what is left of this beer, don't let the opportunity pass to taste excellence.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky dark garnet with a large tan foam that slowly settles like a root beer float with a dome in the center and a moat around it, leaving loads of cheetah-spot lace on the glass.

The nose is nutty, oaky brandy, wildflower honey, dripping balsamic cured chewy dark cherry and fig, and baked graham pie crust.

Figs and raisins galore bombard the palate, with more of that graham pie crust,. Toffee, vanilla, and sweet but natural dark wild cherry pie filling make an appearance, but are secondary. Brandy and oak mostly take a bake seat as well, but are present, pleasantly so, with no booze at all.

Slick, medium to full body with a slight kiss of heat and a semi-wet finish. Overall, it becomes too repetitively sweet after time.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty orange-brown with a one finger tan head.

Aroma is caramel, brandy, grapes, and brown sugar.

Lots of caramel sweetness on the tongue. Brandy notes. Noticeable alcohol. Candied dates, brown sugar, and molasses.

Thick, almost syrupy mouth feel. Boozy and hot. Lingering sweetness.

Very nice beer that could use a bit less of the sweet notes.

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Photo of ccg
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Foamy head. Plenty of lacing. Dark, opaque orange. Looks more like a barrel-aged ale from the UK (like a J.W.Lees Harvest Ale) than any quad I've seen before.
The smell is super sweet and boozy. It smells like orange marmalade and caramel.
The flavor of the quad is overwhelmed by the boozy, orange-marmalade-like sweetness from the brandy barrel.
Mouthfeel is also rather syrupy. It doesn't seem particularly dense, but the carbonation still seems overwhelmed somehow.
It's a tasty beer, but it's definitely a dessert, because of the syrupy feel and the powerful sweetness. It seems like the brandy-barrel-aging completely dominated the base beer.

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Lakewood Lion's Share IV from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 34 ratings