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Quad | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Todd on 10-17-2001

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Ratings: 1,155 |  Reviews: 557
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beglane
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
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 +25.6%
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 +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Transuranic
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The first batch I had was over a year old... age seems to serve these well. Subsequent tastings were quite good, although not on the same level as the batch that had been in the warehouse a year prior to opening.

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Photo of Benish
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshautry
2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Atg1095
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jp199763
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reddish/brown slightly cloudy color. Couldn't get over how much it smelled like bananas and slight bit of berry and plum. Taste folllowed aroma yet not too sweet. Alcohol was well incorporated and not overpowering yet very warming. I enjoy American versions of Belgian beer and this was a great one to enjoy when relaxing after a long day

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin light tan head, maybe a quarter inch, not much retention but doesn’t disappear immediately either, the lacing is close to nonexistent. The liquid is a filmy amber red to brown color, you can easily see particles floating as well as widely dispersed lazy bubbles, no real sediment at the bottle bottom though. When first opened the nose explodes with banana then settles into cola bean, molasses, yeast and pie crust flakes as well as green grapes, figs and dates, there’s a vinous to boozy quality but no heat, overall it’s actually fairly compact and concise. Medium-bodied, here too there’s no extra words and has a pleasing directness. Not much carbonation yet on the dry side for the type. Not to say there’s no persistence in the cherry, fig, golden raisin, banana fruit nor any lack of honey to molasses. Just not excessive. The yeastiness appears mostly at the end and then retronasally. The alcohol is more warm than burning. You could argue it might benefit from more flavor intensity but it seems intentionally crafted for drinkability.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bf7
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 12 oz bottle on 12-25-16, this was the 2015 Quad, and it aged beautifully. Incredibly smooth for the abv, and taste was sweet raisins and plums.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Weyerbacher seems to rarely disappoint, and this offering is pretty damn good...

Though it pours a weak head and no lacing to really mention, the beer has this similarity to honey that I find quite appealing. Held up to the light it has a lighter color about its outside periphery while the middle has this darker color making the beer look real nice with the absence of head or lacing. The smell, like the taste is complex with notes I just can't seem to pull out, though all of it blends quite well with the overall booziness of the beer (and not overpowering, a big plus.) The feel was a bit carbonated, but that was blended with a spicy and tangy feel adding to almost a creamy texture across the palate.

A very good beer, maybe one of the better ones Weyerbacher offers over their more hyped up offerings.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a 4-pack last week ($12.99 at Krugel's Deli in Wilkes-Barre). Am checking out a couple of bottles while relaxing on a slow Sunday afternoon.... They were bottled 10/25/16 and are best by 10/25/21.

Poured one bottle into a small tulip.... It is a rich, deep, slightly hazy mahogany hue. Head is practically non-existent, just having a few beige bubbles clinging to the rim. Leaves a hint of lace, but not much at all. I could pick up the aroma from the get-go! Lots of dark fruit, with raisins, currants, plums and dark cherries being noticeable. The body is easily medium, perhaps drifting a notch higher, and the bier is silky on the tongue.

Flavor has loads of sweetness, yet is never cloying or sticky. The same fruits noted in the nose re-appear here, along with some dates, caramel and brown sugar. The finish has some earthy hopping along with some yeasty spiciness. Solid! Wondering why I haven't snagged this one before! Prosit!

4.21/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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