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Quad | Une Année

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
Exceptional
46 Ratings
QuadQuad
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Une Année
Illinois, United States
uneannee.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The richest of all Belgian ales, the Quadrupel is not for the faint of heart. Pouring deep amber, ours is mellow in color but rich with flavor. Look for plum, dried cherry and fig esters with mild phenolic spice notes and a dry finish.

Added by Danimal25 on 01-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,811
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of grover37
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Dark reddish brown color with very little head and almost no lacing. Sweet smell and taste. Flavor of dark raisins, prunes, cola, dried cherry. A bit too sweet and syrupy. A flavorful quad but have had better.

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Photo of loganburgh
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

You gotta love this brewer's passion, focus on interpreting Belgians and his desire to make wild ale lovers happy. For Quad's tweak, think dessert.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amundra
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Graetzj
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours clear very dark brown color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, pear, apple, red grape, pepper, clove, light banana, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, light roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, pear, apple, red grape, pepper, clove, light banana, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, light roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, pear, apple, red grape, pepper, clove, light banana, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast spiciness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Mike1958
2.66/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

under carbonated, sweet fruity notes, quite dark in color, barely any head, hops come through, by far not my favorite quad by a long shot. Price point Is nice at 9.99 for a bomber.

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Photo of Farral
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First beer I've had from Une Annee, one of the many fine breweries here in the Windy City. 2014 variety poured into St Bernardus chalice. This is a solid quad. It's not on par with ABT 12 but then again not much else is! For 10 bucks a bomber, you can't go wrong with this one.

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Photo of mmesce2
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cameron_como
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at MWBBF2015.

A - ruddy brown with light tan head. visibly thick
S - mmm quad, figs, plum
T - rich grain and toast, full and warming. Lots of plum and a bit of cherry.
F - thick but not suffocating, great to sip on and savor
O - this is a fantastic beer, great to dive into and sip on one (or two) for a long while

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Photo of BeerOps
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lookebill
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional bodied, robust flavor, enjoy slowly!

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Photo of Hallertau
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Almost flat. Way under carb'ed over hopped and quite bitter as well.

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Photo of Vixie
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks to be brown when pouring, but is a really nice ruby red color in the glass, with a small tan head that quickly dissipates into some lacing. Really nice looking beer.

Very fruity on the nose. Dark fruits like raisin and plum are dominate.

Like the smell, plenty of fruit up front. Plum, raisin, and cherry are present. I can detect just a bit of Belgian candy sugar, and there is pepper spice and a lingering hop flavor at the back end. Finishes dry with some alcohol warming.

Feel is just ok, little rough going down due to high carbonation.

Overall, one of the best US quads I have tried I still believe quads made in Belgium have no equal here, but a few US breweries make nice ones. This one is very nice, and close to true Belgian quality. Very much worth trying.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Westuh
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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