Oh My Quad | Wicked Weed Brewing

Oh My QuadOh My Quad
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Oh My QuadOh My Quad

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States

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

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of RochefortChris
2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 FIN
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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 WesMantooth
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | 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 aasher
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jenebauer
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curloftheburl
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Photo of heerboth
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Treyliff
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a dark copper color with a small white fizzy head that reduces quickly, leaving. Little bit of lace behind

S- oaky vanilla Cabernet aromas with a hint if grape skin, big sweet malty notes to be expected of the style

T- sweet and boozy malt with some dark fruit notes including dark grape, a trace of oaky barrel adds some sweet vanilla flavors, the sweetness continues through to the finish with some booze at the end

M- medium-heavy body with a viscous mouthfeel, thick and foamy finish, the ABV is actually hidden quite well considering how high it is

O- a big malt bomb that suits well to the style with some dark fruity flavors as well. I would have liked a little more barrel flavor to match up with the sweetness, but overall very good

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Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | 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 teromous
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the side of the label: "Date Bottled: 11.10.16"
The label also lists: "13.4% ALC. by VOL."

Appearance: The body is a medium shade of brown that displays hues of orange, gold, and red-brown when exposed to a little light. The head fizzes up nicely with a white appearance and fades out quickly to a small ring and a few large bubbles.

Aroma: There is a light bit of alcohol with a nice faint brown sugar scent. There is a light bit of raisin.

Taste: There is a nice bit of slightly tart and sweet cherry flavor that carries this overall, light, red wine character. There is a bit of caramel and just a bit of a light mossy earthy character.

Mouthfeel: It is nice and smooth. It is a very easy beer to drink which is great considering it is 13.4% ABV. There is just a light bit of tartness to the beer which elevates the overall presence on the palate. It's just a very wonderful beer to sit and enjoy.

Overall: It's a nice easy drinking beer that has subtle cherry character that simply complements the sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors of the Quad. The alcohol is hidden masterfully and although it does become more apparent as the beer warms up, it never becomes a nuisance. I would drink it again and I recommend it.

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

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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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