Préaris Quadrupel | Vliegende Paard Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vliegende Paard Brouwers
Belgium
prearis.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 10-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
18
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights producing 3+ fingers of tan, shaving cream foam, somewhat lasting head that leaves behind a fine coating of lace. Aroma is roasted malty notes of dark fruity bread with raisin, vinous grape, spice & a hint of alcohol. Taste starts off ashy but transitions rapidly to rich dark bread, vinous dark fruits, licorice, molasses, Belgian yeast, pepper & spice with alcohol heavier than in the nose. Sweet finish that becomes increasingly bitter as it moves into, & lasting long in, the aftertaste. Faintly ashy throughout. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with lots of carbonation, feisty in the mouth with grainy spice. Very good & different (in comparison to other Quads I've had) but not excellent.

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Photo of schavuytje
3.04/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

three months an edge over the shelf-life date smell fruity taste bitter and fruity overripe plums gekarmeliseerde sugar and a reasonable aftertaste nice one

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Photo of samEBC
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/11/14 poured into an oversized wine glass. As with any quad, it benefits you to allow it to warm over an hour or so. Very balanced and flavorful.

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Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benlhoest
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoreyC
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, another heady and strong offering from this Belgian (contract?) brewer.

This beer pours a hazy, and almost murky dark rusted brick amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan head, which leaves some stellar sudsy webbed patchwork lace around the glass as it gradually recedes.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, dried and candied fruit (orange, pineapple, and banana), bittersweet chocolate, earthy and musty spice, a hint of free-range char, and a weak leafy, weedy, and mildly perfumed floral hoppiness. The taste is gritty, grainy, and lightly toasted caramel malt, muddled dark orchard fruit, slightly edgy spice (clove, mostly), reduced brown sugar, musty yeast, a fading biscuity and nutty cocoa wafer thing, and still very understated earthy, leafy, and floral hop bitters.

The bubbles are pretty evenhanded in their plain and effectual frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the overarching grittiness takes a minor toll here. It finishes trending dry, believe it or not, as the malt sags, while the spice, fruit, and yeast yak it up.

Not a bad Quadrupel, especially one that aims to scorch my palate, not with sugar, but with a nice toasty and yeasty dryness. Go figure, but it seems to work, and does well to essentially obfuscate the 20-proof booze. Hmmmm - a 'session' Quad, maybe? Nah.

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Photo of eire
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a big foam-up but easy to control. Dark brownish amber brew is clear in the Maredsous goblet with the pile of off-white foam. Mouthfeel is suds galore. Aromas of fruitcake. Pleasantly dry after the modest sweet start. Actually, this is the driest Quadrupel I"ve ever tasted, which is not the greatest compliment. Clean and grainy flavor with a mineral edge. A hint of raisins. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Haggen Market in Burlington, Wash.

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Photo of RCane1
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exceptional quad. Heavy up front with a light fruity afternote.

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Photo of jkhara12
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antyk
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown reddish color with a thick beige-caramel head with great retention.
Sweet aroma full of molasses, some raisins, mild vanilla grape juice and a bit of chocolate.
Flavor with notes of molasses, candi sugar, spices, brown sugar, herbal hops, prunes, grape juice, a hint of cocoa, cherries and cola. Dry and alcoholic aftertaste.
Full body with appropriate carbonation.
Straight forward Quad, but it is a good introduction to style. A bit too caramelly, fortunately partially offset by its hops.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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