Quad | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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QuadQuad
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Todd on 10-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,789
Reviews:
563
Ratings:
1,172
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
205
Trade:
3
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Photo of Greg_ehr
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent taste and a nice kick.

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Photo of Oktoberfest
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Five ounce pour from Crafted and Cured in Dayton. It has a very sweet, cherry taste with the cherry becoming more prominent at the finish. This is really good.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WynnO
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 10/18/17.Looks very healthy with a nice off white foamy head approx 1.5". About a 24 on the SRM color index. Smell is somewhat mild with hints of pear,molasses,ethanol. Tastes is surprisingly fresh and crisp.Feels Almost dry. This big boy rates in at 11.4 ABV. Overall this is very delicious. Another year will greatly improve in my opinion. I think I have 1or 2 left.

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Photo of chiefz1
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KEH
2.8/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hmmm... where to start. Belgian Quads are my favorite style of beer, which are also quite challenging to find where I live. This finally came in at a local grocery store. I had to resist the urge to buy a whole 4-pack, and only went home with 2. I'm glad I did!

It's got the right color! As some other reviewers noted, the head dissipates almost instantly (kinda like a soda that's going flat,) and it smells very strongly of amyl acetate (not a good thing if you're trying to please my palate.) Seriously, it smells almost like banana-flavored Laffy-Taffy! Fortunately the flavor isn't as strong as the odor, but still a definite, and dominant presence. I do enjoy a malty beer, and this certainly has some decent malt character going on... but not much as far as any of the other "dark fruit" that one might expect from the style.

I'm not in a hurry to open the second bottle. Maybe it'll improve if it sits for a year, or two.

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Photo of Vylo
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 11.8% abv

Appearance- Pours a reddish brown mahogany, High light brown effervescent head recedes fast. After all the fizzing the head is gone. Intermediate clarity.

Smell- Belgian yeast, prunes, caramel, spice

Taste- Belgian yeast smoothly mixes with a raisin/grape blend of flavor. The barrage of dark fruit persists, turning into a heavier prune flavor as the body of this bold beer picks up. Becomes earthy was well, wit ha bit of oakiness. Finishes a touch bitter, with a hint of coriander and pepper.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A great, to the point quad. Quite a fitting name as simply "Quad", as this is what is is, nothing less nothing more. Showcases how dark fruit flavors mix with Belgian yeast. Great label art as well, suggesting this beer is best served in a snifter with bread and bleu cheese.

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Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobier10
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle purchased from the brewery.

Off the pour, the color is beautiful on this. Deep amber mixed with copper. Great clarity. Strong head off the initial pour but it dies down fast and eventually disappears altogether after a few minutes. Zero lacing or any trace of head on the beer by the end.

Aroma is filled with fruit; cherry, raisin, fig, and alcohol. The flavor builds upon this with huge waves of sweetness. Fruit and spice dominate the palate. Medium-full bodied.

The sweetness just gets too cloying for me after a while. I'm laying down my other bottle if this in the cellar and will report back in a year.

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Photo of cprigmore
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much head; batch was only bottled in November. Will let this sit a year, then drink again. Sucked it down pretty quick, which means I should give it a higher taste score!

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beglane
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 2-8-17, poured into a tulip. 1/2 inch head faded away to nothing quickly. Beautiful dark copper color, with minimal carbonation. Smells of cloves, bananas sweet caramel, and the taste followed the smell. Aging has definitely improved the flavor it went from decent to world class. I'm barely tasting any alcohol, dangerous stuff! Flavor only improved as it warms. Patience pays off big time!

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Photo of threeviews
4.86/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (BOD: 18 Oct 2017...exactly one month fresh) into a signature Weyerbacher 13oz cuvee/tulip glass.
(I left most of the sediment in the bottle for later consumption)

A - Pour a gorgeous ruby red with a single finger of an off-white colored head. Retention was minimal for a partially bottle conditioned beer. (4.75)

S - Absolutely decadent. Sweet, dark fruits (Cherry, Plum, Raisin) a good dose of caramel malt and a hint of chocolate to round out the nose. (5.0)

T - Taste follows the nose in spades with dark fruits leading the charge. At least fresh, the alcohol warmth is kept at a minimum. (4.75)

M - Full bodied with just enough carbonation to keep things lively. The finish on Quad is much drier than that of Blasphemy, its barrel-aged sibling enhancing its drinkability. (4.75)

O - This is one of (if not THE) best American brewed quadruples available. Although the Winter seasonal hype for this style is clearly in favor of Mad Elf (Troegs), I think that Quad is a superior offering. This is an exceptional beer that is great fresh, aged or barreled...this is one of Weyerbacher's shining examples of their brewing prowess...(now only if they bring back Blasphemy!) (5.0)

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a ruddy red to brown color with transparent hues running around the bottom. A slim quarter finger’s white foamy head dissipated immediately. No lacing was left. The smell started off with a sweet caramel malt running into Belgian spices of light ginger, cinnamon, and clove. Cherry based sugar lightly shows up. The taste was moderately sweet and drawing in the spices to accompany and balance. A Belgian sweet and semi-spicy aftertaste leads into a quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonated decently as a quad, spices tend to run along my tongue appropriately. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good quad. It hits everything its supposed to, I’d have it again.

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Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,172 ratings