Partizan Brewery

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Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
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3.83 | pDev: 7.31%
Partizan Brewery
England, United Kingdom
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by laituegonflable:
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3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown colour, slight haze. Head is cream-coloured, nice and foamy and retaining OK. Looks good.

Smells spicy and phenolic. Notes of medicine upfront, with some star anise and a slight herbal edge. Touch of smoke maybe? Touch of rubber as well. Not bad.

Taste is spicy, and phenolic as well. Quite dry with notes of organic rubber, coriander, soil and herbal characters. Touch of sweet spice late and mostly phenolic on the finish with a slight medicinal edge. Interesting, but not immediately wonderful.

Decent body but a big pang of sharp booze towards the back.

Bit strong, and a bit unbalanced as a result. Dry, and nice sweet notes. Could maybe use a bit more sweetness and more complex sugars. But for high degree of difficulty it's certainly not bad.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml brown bottle purchased from the brewery in Bermondsey. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam & Rich.

Pours a solid red-brown with good clarity. Head forms a fine but minimal film of pale off-white. Lacing forms in patchy inconsistent streaks. There's a little weight to the body, but nowhere near what I expect. Decent enough though.

Nose is slightly nutty, hazelnuts coming through in particular, with a slightly fatty sweetness. Some spice: a little cinnamon, perhaps, with just a jot of acidity like pickled orange peel. As it warms, it gets broader and sweeter, which really helps it a lot. I like it.

Taste is a bit flat, but still pretty broad, and with a good deal going on. Slight peppery spice, more pickled orange notes, and a persistent vanilla note which helps with the broadness and the sweetness. It lacks a little complexity overall, but there's plenty to enjoy as a whole.

Feel is smooth but sticky—lacking a true sweetness and body to be really rich, but certainly well-matched to the flavours

Overall, I'm pretty impressed. I liked the Partizan beers I had at the brewery fine, but I don't think either made it to the standard of this. As an aside, I coincidentally happened to have this beer on an evening where someone else brought an (admittedly old) bottle of Westvleteren 12, and this absolutely held its own against it.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought online from Ales By Mail

Poured a deep burgundy red / brown colour... Creamy tan head poured quite foamy but faded very quickly to thin covering with thick edging... fair amount of carbonation bubbles... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Dark spicy fruits (raisins, prunes, some blackcurrents), strong toasted toffee maltiness, some molasses notes, caramel, light aniseed hints, some light rum traces, vanilla, some nuttiness, peppery hops...

Taste - Sweet and spicy fruits (definite raisins and prunes, spicy apples, some figs and blackcurrents), brown sugar / toffee sweetness, milk chocolate, toasted bready maltiness, strong Belgian yeastiness, light herbal notes, nice warming alcohol, liquorice hints, spicy hops...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry then some smoothness coming through after.. Medium / full bodied... Pretty drinkable considering the strength...

Overall - Another excellent beer from Partizan and proof they can do more than just hoppy pale ales... recommended..

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Photo of Brewer1980
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Quad from Partizan Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings