Préaris Quadrocinno | Vliegende Paard Brouwers

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Préaris QuadrocinnoPréaris Quadrocinno

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Vliegende Paard Brouwers

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 58
Photo of andrenaline
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most easy drinking Quad, the coffee pairs insanely well with the base brew and makes it surprisingly sessionable. Base Quad notes of dark fruit and cane sugar come through nicely alongside a subtle coffee presence. Well done. A combination that surprised me for sure.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay. Peche Mortel this is not but it is still better than those who are trying to imitate Peche. This is not doing that. It's not as robust, has more accessibility and so those who want a coffee/chocolate porter but find it too obtrusive, this will be more appealing. So why not.

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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle from Boise Co-op. Dark brow body with abundant foamy beige head. Light coffee aroma, some chocolate. Taste also continues this pattern, muting the normal pit fruit flavors. Body is also a bit thin for the style. Coffee and chocolate up front, not much of the standard quad flavors.

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Photo of Martine
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark mahogany into a glass from a bottle. Fawn head is two fingers of sparse creamy foam which clings to the sides of the glass and recedes down to surface froth after a short moment.

Aroma is very mild but there's a sweet malty base to it as well as a definate character of fig and date upront, a little honeycomb, and vanilla pod; underneath the sweetness is a little medicinal quality.

The flavour is very balanced; there's a roasted plum, fig, prune and Swiss cherry coffee quality which dominates the beer; a little black liqorice, some brandy, sherry, red apple, oak, expresso, a little cocoa on the back palate, and burnt sugar all blended into a beautiful representation of the style.

Mouthfeel is spot on with a lovely medium-full bodied feel; slightly syrupy and coating in the mouth without being cloying. Carbonation is minimal.

This is just superbly balanced. That 10% never rears its head, leaving one with a beer that tastes light and feels full. Winter warmer springs to mind - like a fine fruited brandy without the booze, an expresso addition and tonnes of crisp richness. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter via Jungle Jim's. This interesting quad pours a dark brownish amber with a very nice head of light tan foam that settles to a thick ring, nice layer, and very nice lacing. Nose of subtle coffee, light sweet candy sugars, light spice, and dark fruits. Flavors exceed the nose with Belgian candy sugars and cold pressed coffee on the front and sides that fades to dark fruit notes of plums and dark cherries that fades into a light bitter hops note on the rear with candy sugars, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Nice full mouth feel, light carbonation, and warming finish. Very nice. Feel fortunate to have tried this one.


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Photo of Marius
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a tall tan head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells of dark fruit, prunes, raisins, spices, a bit of dark chocolate. Tastes like cold milk coffee, cherries, chocolate and has a sweet-metallic aftertaste. A good winter warmer.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown and coffee like. No visible carbonation, cloudy on the last pour. Topped with 3 fingers of beige cappuccino like head, leaving a frothy lacing.

S: Figs, prunes and dark fruit. A hint of dark coffee, but its more in the background, like with cream as well, much like tiramisu.

T: Coffee right on the front and all the way through. Light sweetness, some figs as well.

M: Thick substantial body with a little carbonation. Lightly syrupy.

O: For what it proclaims to be, it holds up well. Pleasant coffee beer that is also substantial as a quad. Got in Thailand, drank in Kunming April 12th, 2015.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.9/5  rDev -2%

333mL bottle from Justdoit1234 (thanks man!). Bottled 5/22/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours murky mahogany with two and a half fingers of rocky, deep biege head. There is some nice retention accross the surface and a thick halo that laces fairly well.

Aromas of brown sugar, coffee, toffee, dates and cherries

Flavors of dark fruit, coffee, burnt sugar, cherry pits, toffee, earth and some mild alcohol. Very bizarre to get so much bitterness in this style but not altogether unpleasant.

Body is slightly lighter than expected but still medium with fairly soft carbonation. The lingering aftertaste blends dark fruits, coffee and burned sugars.

I never thought of adding coffee to a quad but Quadrocinno actually works pretty well. This was a great extra and I'm glad I got to try it. Certainly worth a go for any fan of quads, particularly if you also like coffee.

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Préaris Quadrocinno from Vliegende Paard Brouwers
3.98 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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