Doxology
Schilling Beer Co.

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Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
11%
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Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 5.73%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Notes: Doxology was brewed with a nod to Belgian Trappist and monastery tradition, with a well crafted candi syrup adding complexity of flavor and depth of color. A simple grist and lengthy maturation have produced notes of ripe cherry and dark fruit.
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a massive, creamy, off white, long-lasting head. Middling lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, stone fruit, spices, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a bit of stone fruit (cherries, specifically), a good amount of caramel (lingers awhile), a lot of Belgian yeast (present throughout), a good shot of dark fruit (raisins, plums), and spices (pepper). This is a complex, yet subtle flavor. It's also terribly well-balanced and focused. It doesn't veer away from the classic quad style, which works for it.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made and enjoyable beer. Drinkable.

Aug 19, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy, deep ruby brown color with an exorbitant khaki head. The head is effervescent, leaving random splotches of lacing before settling into a thin layer of foam.

The aroma brings notes of caramel and roasted almonds up front, followed by a wave of plum and dark cherries. There's an ever so subtle hint of spiciness on the back end. Like cinnamon but not quite.

The flavor reverses things a bit, bringing forth tart cherries and fig up front, followed by some raisin bread, plum, and roasted malt. Finishes sweet and nutty, with notes of caramel, toasted pecans, and a hint of Tootsie rolls.

The feel is medium-full bodied with pretty good carbonation. Creamy and smooth, yet sticky and syrupy as expected of the style. Finishes dry with plenty of alcohol warmth.

Overall, a fantastic quad that is both complex and surprisingly drinkable. The alcohol is a bit harsh on the finish but otherwise this is a truly outstanding beer. I hope this one becomes a regular in the Schilling rotation.

Aug 04, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Dark brown classic body with plenty of tan foam. Smell captures the yeast, dark fruit, toffee, and slight spices. Taste opens up, very classical with an injection of candi sugar and roasted nuts, love the dark fruits especially. Feel is yeasty, dark, and sneaky boozy. The wife would have loved this if she wasn't sick

Jun 05, 2016
Doxology from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7 ratings