Tangerine Quad | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Patiently aged in the finest of Bourbon barrels, this bold Belgian-style Quadrupel layers notes of rich, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel with a burst of tangerine peel culminating in the vibrancy of this full-bodied creation.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,434
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
121
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a chalice. Had 3/30/17.

Pours an amber/orange, fairly clear, with a half inch head and some soapy lacing. Aromas of malt, yeast, plums, dates, banana (?), grapes, some oak, light vanilla. The taste is malt forward, grapes, plums, dates, orange peel, raisins, light bourbon, some oak and spices, a little yeast, bitter on finish. Smooth, a good body but a lighter/thinner feel for the style, well carbonated.

Good flavor and aroma overall, but didn’t feel the barrels or orange peel added much. Thinner feel detracted a bit. Decent price point, worth a try.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-red-amber tap pour with a thin foam ring. The aroma is strongly bourbon-influenced. The flavors include prominent cherry and orange with a caramel sweetness. -this is like almost nothing else I have ever had, a Belgian mixed drink, in oak, from Colorado? -special!

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Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque dark copper with quickly dissipating light tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy toffee and plumb, with some milk chocolate and nougat and oak.
T: It tasted like sweet vanilla and tangerine, almost like a cream sickle, with some earthy toffee and prune and oak. It had a clean and sweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a delicious and unique brew that had a nice blend of flavors that worked really well together. The body was a little weak, but the finish was very smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was really easy to drink. No reason to age. Fresh is great. Recommended.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a tulip. bottled 11/26/16, so over a year old.

dark amber body, clear when held up to the light. average carbonation up the side of the tulip. small but persistent dingy off white head.

aroma of boiled sweets, molasses, dark fruit. faintly of bourbon.

sweet tasting, a faint hint of the base quad. some oakiness. The bourbon is not so much a taste as a slow burn in the back of the throat. missing in action ae the tangerines. not even a hint of them.

mouth is surprisingly well below medium. finish is sweet with the slow burn.

overall, while not unpleasant, this was a bit of a disappointment. no tangerines at all. I took a long shot and thought that the tangerine bits had settled into the gunk at the bottom of the bottle. I was wrong.

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Photo of cwd
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- where is a clear rustic red with a thin, creamy comma off-White head. Good carbonation.
S- a tangerine and citrus smell. Carmel and vanilla.
T- Good carmel malt up front eith the tangerine providing a clean, crisp dryer finish. Vanilla and bourbon combine well and provide nice warm bite.

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Photo of DBosco
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cherry red, dense but transparent with a creamy head. Smells a little fruity. Taste is a little fruity with a little vanilla bourbon. Mouthfeel is much less dense than a typical quad. ABV not that noticeable in the mouth. Pretty different in many ways from a typical belgian-style quad.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bonerhog for bringing this one over when we were closing summer out, I'm glad I didn't have to buy it to check it out, even if it did surpass my (low) expectations for such a beer.

Pours a brown color, not thick, tan head, light in color, 1/3" deep. Aroma of bourbon and tangerine.

Taste is not your typical quad. The dark fruit notes are fleeting instead of dominating. The bourbon and tangerine are there as promised, the dark fruit bitterness and alcohol warmth of a quad are tempered with sweetness and vanilla, so it hides the alcohol better than most quads. Essentially it feels like they went all in on the tangerine. So for a non quad guy, that yeast is contained nicely. For a quad guy, you're gonna be all like, where's my yeast providing all that dark fruit bitterness, and whats the deal with this sugar covering up the alcohol heat?

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from 16 ounce Prowler. It pours a clear deep amber, the head of foam is aboot a fingers worth. The smell is of caramel malt, bourbon and vanilla. Caramel malt and bourbon taste, vanilla, and dark fruits. Alcohol is noticeable. Only medium bodied, lightish carbonation. Interesting "Quad ". Not something I would yearn for after sipping on the first 8 ounces but not a dull offering for sure.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yenny
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice tangerine taste. Good balance

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Photo of vidisad
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draft at O'Toole's on September 19, 2017. Bourbon barrel aged Belgian style quadrupel brewed with tangerine. Notes of rich dark fruit, sweet vanilla and caramel with a burst of tangerine. Full in body.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avery Tangerine Quadrupel has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown appearance (clearer, red-brown, with sediment, under direct light), and not much glass lacing. The aroma is of rich, full, savory spiced holiday bread, subtle citrus, and chocolate fudge notes. Mouthfeel is high medium, with an odd, chalking coating, on the tongue, and Tangerine Quad finishes medium dry and somewhat boozy. RJT

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Tangerine Quad from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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