Quasimodo | Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Inspired by the best of Belgium, specifically the brothers of the cloth who have devoted their lives to the brewing arts, Quasimodo is a classic, full-bodied quadrupel ale—for us, the measure of brewing perfection. Dark, savory and fruity, yet with a dry, bittersweet finish enhanced by the addition of imported Belgian dark candy sugar, Quasimodo is dangerously drinkable. Re-fermented in the bottle for natural carbonation, it can ring your bells now… or years from now.

Added by ThickNStout on 05-07-2014

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler from The Craft Beer Factory (Marietta, GA). 11.99. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a light mahogany brown with a half finger ecrue head. The head lingers as a thin layer that leaves only minor spots of lace.

Smells sweet and inviting with caramel, dark fruit, vague yeasty notes, bread and some brown sugar. Yum.

Taste follows the nose well. Caramel, tart cherries, toffee, candy sugar, fig/raisin, bready malts, mild yeast character, faint cloves and a little nip of booze. Sweet and rich, the flavors do a great job masking the double digit abv. Dangerously easy to drink.

Medium full, creamy body with fairly light carbonation. Finish is rich with brown sugar, tart dark fruits, caramel and Belgian yeast.

Way to go Three Taverns! This is one of the best American versions of a quadruple that I've tried. Sweet and flavorful with a nice note of tart (not sour) dark fruits. I look forward to hoarding some bottles when they are released.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

750ml bottle - $8.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Released in 2014.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany-hued body with a smallish, foamy beige head that comes just shy of an inch and steadily fades to a wisp.

Smell: A sultry blend of high-grade sugars and fruity complexities over a firm, dark toastiness, with a dusting of finely ground spice and the ever-present alcohol.

Taste: Well toasted bread crust with a little smidgen nearing a roasty tone, but not quite. Heavy drizzle of dark syrup flecked with caramelized rock candy and housing robust fruity notes of gooey, chewy dates, plump raisins, sweet cherries and a singular drop of peach schnapps. Amidst all the complex sugars is a big pinch of spiciness, a bit earthy, a bit bitter. Encroaching, accumulating alcohol warmth additional helps to cut the sweetness (not that it was ever overly sweet). Closes out bittersweet with that alcohol trailing into the aftertaste and providing some much needed warmth on this lonely December night.

Mouthfeel: Near-full body. Medium carbonation. A little stickiness showing.

Overall: Intensely fruity while maintaining a fine balance between the rich sweetness and alcohol of the style.

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber bottle.
Hazy brown body with a good tan head.

Very fine and complex aroma with dark fruits, and some alcohol esters.

Flavor: High ABV a bit too obvoius. Otherwise tasty and seemingly Belgian.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brewscruiser
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been very impressed by previous offerings from Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur, GA, and Quasimodo does not disappoint. It pours a lovely, translucent mahogany color, with a nice tan head and slight retention. The somewhat stingy nose presents aromas of cereal, chocolate, and dried fruit( raisins ). On the palate, however, this savory ale is anything but stingy, with rich, port-like flavors of dark dried fruit, candied brown sugar, and bittersweet chocolate. The overall flavor profile is enhanced and consummated by the lively carbonation and light hops bitterness. This is, quite frankly, one of the best American expressions of the Quadrupel style that I have encountered.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of StraightNoChaser
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: brownish red, mostly hazy. Light around the edges show a lighter brown, almost yellow. The head is substantial on the pour, tan, and recedes to some wispy swaths.
Smell: rich malty sweetness up front. Hints of dark fruit and yeast.not a lot going on for a quad but pleasant enough.
Taste: much like the nose with a slight bitterness in the finish.
Overall: nice quad. Nothing to blow the socks off but a fine brew,

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.16/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice, noble quad: a sharp, figgy nose and deep, orange-brown color announce this sweet, dry, straightforward ale. It's not too thick, but it rings round and true—befitting its name—while it has some solid bitter-chocolate notes matching a heady dark-cherry-and-dehydrated-stone-fruit body that coats the mouth well without lingering too long. Quasimodo loses its cool well: it slumps into a pleasing warmth that dulls some of its sharper, more aggressive, yeast-drive notes and reorients focus entirely on the slick, sugary dark fruit elements. A stout, bell-ringing big Belgian.

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Quasimodo from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 93 ratings