Oh My Quad | Wicked Weed Brewing

Oh My QuadOh My Quad
BA SCORE
83.6%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 55 ratings
Oh My QuadOh My Quad
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian quadrupels are a prized beer. They take months to create and are full of rich dried fruit and toffee-like flavors. This ale was aged in Silver Oak Cabernet Barrels for four months leading to a divine beer that is perfect for pairing with fine cheeses, gamey meats, and a fire. Available in 10oz pours only.

Added by Treyliff on 07-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,678
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
55
Liked:
46
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 375ml bottle with a bottled on date of 11.10.16. 13.4% ABV

L - Hazy amber with minimal head and lacing

S - Sweet, syrupy, cherries. Not much booze or oaky flavors

T - Boozy, cherries, syrupy sweet.

F - Thin body and carbonation

O - Just ok, not worth spending the expensive cost for this one again

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a one-finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sour cherry nose and flavor follows - sour cherry, too much, needs more malt, the high ABV, 13.4%, is hidden. Bottled Nov 2016, pricey at $10.95 for a 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of Zach136
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice deep garnet brew, bordering on brown, with a reasonable (for the style) cream-colored head. Brew is nearly transparent, although dark.

On the nose, it's a big Belgian quad with cherries - there's no hint of barrels. Syrup and honey, cherries, dates, prunes, dark bread. Very nice aroma.

Surprisingly lighter than a traditional quad on the palate, with more vinous and tart notes from the cherries and wine barrel. I wouldn't quite call it sour, but it's definitely a touch tart, and the barrel comes through with remarkable strength: oak, must, and dirt. There's a ton going on in this brew, and while it's not a perfectly even blend, everything does come together for an overall wonderful taste.

Smooth and easy on the palate; incredibly easy drinking, feeling closer to 8 or 9% ABV than 11%. This honestly feels less potent than many tripels in the 9-10% range.

This is a unique and worthy brew!

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Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled November 10th 2016.

Deep garnet and slightly brown with a good dark plum and date color. Fleeting creamy khaki head, settled to a simple collar and always re-poplulated. Not much noticeable carbonation, but some slightly transparent ones along the sides.

Aroma hits real nicely. Deep sensing cherries and pitted dark fruits. Slightly fig and raisin but with a brighter quality. Hits with some sharp clove flavors as well, a bit of fruitcake like bread tones as well. Mild oak sensations ride out as well.

Palate is quite big and large. Sharp hits of cherry juice and liquid raisin on first sip. A bit of hot booze quite a bit on the aftertaste, which sort of takes away from the bready qualities. Solid rounded mouthfeel, but not much barrel character coming through in flavors.

Comes off a bit large for it's own good, and crushing the little nuances, but still a tasty quad.

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Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - hazy mahogany with an off-white head that dissipates quickly but has some pretty, but spotty, lacing.
Smell - cherries and other dark fruit, brown sugar, bready malts, spicy yeast, and warm alcohol - very aromatic.
Taste - cherries hit first, yeast, cloves, and a strong foundation of barrel notes and wine.
Feel - medium carbonation, slightly viscous body due to the high ABV and barrel aging, but smooth finish.
Overall, it's a nice example of a big barrel-aged beer, but it lacks the depth and complexity of a quad. The nose hits the mark, but the flavor profile is dominated by barrel notes.

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Photo of aasher
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm only disappointed in this one relative to my usual love for Wicked Weed and appreciation for big quads like Abt 12 that helped me get into beer. In this case, the complexity I was expecting simply wasn't there. Instead, we get a 13.7% booze bomb with good barrel character, but not much richness or sweetness. Mentioning cherries on the label may as well have been a placebo effect, for all that I could detect.

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Poured into snifter, reddish brown, hazy, wirth a thin off-white head that quickly dissapates.
S - Very belgian yeast thing going on, spicy cloves, ripe fruit, alcohol shows as it warms.
T- lots of estery flavors, slightly medicinal, grape, sweet, not much cherry except for a somewhat cough syrupy taste.
F- Thin mouthfeel and body for a quad but that might be due in part to high alcohol
O - Can't really say much good about a beer from a brewery I love. It's not bad, but lacks the refined smoothness and complexities of a really quality quad. To be fair, I got this from a store that has it in the fridge and I drank it cold (letting it warm) and I strongly feel that the belgian dark ales are better around 55. Maybe this is also in that same category as 3 philosphers and just isn't that good fresh. But what I have in front of me is just average (although above average strength!).

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.99. Bottled 11/10/16. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours an opaque orange tinted brown with about a half finger of manilla head. That froth fades to a milky layer and full crown that fails to leave any lacing behind.

Smells of wine, cherries, dark fruits, raisin bread and a little sugar. Pretty nice.

The flavors are estery, fruity and sweet. Belgian yeast character rings out strong and clear. Raisins, overripe cherries, sparkling grape juice, wet oak, apple skins, cooked caramel, some earthy grains, bread and a dollop of booze. The cherry and wine barrel (the label doesn't specify wine barrel but that's what my admittedly fallible senses tell me) blend well with the robust yeast. Surprisingly little alcohol presence given how strong this is.

Creamy, full body with subtle carbonation. Those strong Belgian yeast esters pervade the finish with some complementary notes of cherry and wine soaked oak.

Wicked Weed comes through with another solid entry. Oh My Quad juggles its yeast, barrel and cherries well, making it well worth a try.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours Deep purple color with thin off white head not much lacing.

Aroma - Good bit of yeast, dark fruit, raisins and figs. The alcohol is noticeable there is just a hint of cherries typical Belgian quad aroma.

Taste - The taste is very similar to the aroma, little bit more of the cherries coming through more of the alcohol as well little bit of sweetness.

Feel - Medium body lots of burn from the alcohol and slightly dry.

Overall - A solid quad but could have used a little more cherry flavor.

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Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Oh My Quad from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 83.6% out of 100 with 55 ratings
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