Quad | Une Année

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Une Année
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by tpaetow:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Acme for sharing this fine beverage.

Served in a tulip glass, there was a substantial head of whipped meringue foam on top, and a high clarity tone of auburn gold in the body.

Aroma was pleasantly intense, fresh baked banana bread esters were huge. Also present were notes of lightly sweet dried dark fruits and nutty toffee.

Rich and malty taste, some clove and fresh bread, almond and dates, light pepper. Dense and chewy, it's full bodied though fairly easy to drink and not overly sweet. This is a very nice Quad from a new brewery, very much worth a try, and i'll definitely be buying it when I see it.

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Photo of Danimal25
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzze40
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Bleaglesnorter77
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I'm impressed. Sipping this Quad, I'd never guess that it was created by a brewery about 5 miles away from me!
I have had many Belgian Quads and I always enjoy them, to varying degrees. This one looks like a Quad, and smelled good, but with a bit of a hops edge. The first sip was pleasantly surprising. Many layers, starting with the sweetness and ending with a not-unpleasant bite. Overall though, a nice balance. Creaminess in the mouthfeel. If you like Carolus or Kasteel (as I do), check it out.

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Photo of Cameron_como
4.41/5  rDev +7%
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 Mike1958
2.66/5  rDev -35.4%
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 loganburgh
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
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 WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Vixie
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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 brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
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 mychalg9
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into Founders globe. I am not a beer label guy but I dig the simplicity of this one. They let the beer speak for itself.

Pours with a nice frothy large white/light tan head - 3 fingers worth easily. Takes a few minutes to settle and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Color is a very appetizing dark amber. A very nice looking quad.

I can smell this almost immediately as I walk back to my family room and it isnt even near my nose. Crisp dark fruits and yeast.

First sip I get a lot of dark fruit (plum, raisin, cherry(?)) along with some tasty yeast throughout. Finishes very well and flavorful. Very juicy tasting, for lack of a better word. Initially I get a ton of carbonation, and I was tempted to recommend they tone it down a bit, however, halfway through the first glass it mellows out into a very nice level, just a bit of sting on the tail end.

Body is full, and carbonation as I mentioned above - seemingly high initially but mellows into a great feel on the tongue.

Overall I have to say "Well done bastards!" to these bastards at Une Annee. I am undecided if this quite stacks up to the Belgian big boys, but I have to say it gives them a run for their money. If I was blind I might not know the difference. If there is a better American quad that I have tried, I honestly can't think of one. I highly recommend giving this one a shot, and at ~$10/750 mL you dont have much to lose.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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 grover37
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lookebill
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
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 kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was very impressed with this beer. Price is reasonable too at $9.99 from Binny's for a 25.4 oz bottle. 2013 version.

Long rich head, deep caramelized malt that reminded me of a truly good Belgium quad. Well made all around and plan to buy several more to age. EtOH was not too noticeable. Beer overall had a rounded aged quality.

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