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
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadyside
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard good things about this one.

Pours a rusty dark brown with a bubbly tan froth that leaves fingers of lacing all around the glass.

Belgian yeast, beer bread, plum, black grape and faint citrus to the nose.

On the tongue a bit of spice is mixed in with more dark fruits, Belgian yeast and faint tangerine.

Straight medium in body and smooth with some belly-heating booze that never gets out of hand.

Nice take on a classic style that I can always get to.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into tulip glass. It pours a hazy, brown-orange color with ruby hues when held to the light, and a full finger of foamy, ecru-colored head and lacing. There is lots of tangerine on the nose, along with malt, caramel, oak, bourbon, and spices. The taste is tangerine and caramel forward. It's rather sweet and cloying. There is noticeable, but subtle bourbon. It's nicely tangy. I just think it's a tad sweet for me. This ale is creamy, moderately carbonated, and you can really taste and feel the 11.1% ABV. Overall, I like the idea of this ale but the tastes don't work for me.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter.
Pours a dark, hazy orange amber with a two finger light khaki head with great retention and thick lacing, despite appearing a bit fizzy on the pour. Aroma of bourbon, pale malt, tangerine and a little vanilla. Flavor is sweet candi malt, bourbon, tangerine, light vanilla with a sweet tangerine with oak tannin finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess, nice mouth feel. Delivers the promised tangerine and bourbon, but the quad body is rather one dimensional, perhaps subsumed by the robust barrel and fruit flavors. A nice dessert sipper with realistic tangerine flavors, skates on the edge of being a bit too sweet. There is a note of orange cordial to this that is quite nice, but not what I expected from a quad. ABV is noticeable at first, but ultimately is well covered, if still warming. I have to say this really fits the "Botanicals ad Barrels" logo on the bottle, both are at the fore and well done.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap at The Good Life... murky brown body, just a flimsy foam cap on top... aromas of ripe dark fruits and toffee, with a hint of sweet bourbon... Flavors were of date and banana-cloves and brown molasses-malts with a little edge of dark citrus and some vanilla and oak... Medium-bodied, smooth, faint carbonation... Mild overall on the bourbon and tangerine, as those impressions were nicely folded into the typical quad presentation...

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheChickenWing
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osuskin
3.01/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ObstinateOutcast
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drafted
Drank: 05.17.17
L: A 1/2" tan/white head with fair retention. A brown/mahogany body with no visible carbonation and more than a medium amount of clarity.
S: Strong bourbon, faint fruit, slight maltiness, and hints of vanilla.
T: Strong bourbon, slight sweetness, tangerine flavor, and a hint of vanilla.
F: Heavy bodied, esters, light carbonation, wet, oddly smooth with a bubbly after-feel.
Definitely a drinkable beer. Would go great with dessert.

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Photo of tlema1
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: murky brown, off white head, nice lacing
S: I got dark fruits at first, but the longer it went, the more it smelled like an Old Fashioned
T: nice citrus twist, compliments the bourbon, and Belgian yeast favors
F: good upfront mouthfeel, some tingling, but a little on the light body side
O: I liked sipping on this one

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacobdunne
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

LOVE THIS!!! This quad has a citrusy twinge to it that is sensational. I got a 64 oz. growler of this at the brewery because it was just so DAMN DELICIOUS!! Love the fruit twinge after each Quad gulp. YUM!

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Photo of Cramerican
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of orange, bourbon, oak and hints of vanilla. The tangerine flavor is present with typical quad flavors. Rich roasty malt and belgian candy sugar sweetness.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tangerine Quad from Avery Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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