Quad | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 10-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,147
Reviews:
553
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
195
For Trade:
3
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Photo of darian
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of dawgnation51
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Jimmys
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into long-stemmed tulip.

A: a hazy caramel hue. thick reddish/white head on top. nice looking lacing. retention is OK.

S: a definite fruitiness off the bat. pears. moves to grain mized with a light tobacco. munich malt i believe? definitely some kind of maltiness. a little one note which i am finding to be off-putting.

T: sweet toffee with a grapey fruitiness. other sweet fruits and treats. figs. the sweet flavors are dark and slightly burnt, giving a slightly roasted flavor. sweet molasses/caramel flavors linger long into the finish.

M: this is a something that is missing for me. the carbonation. just too lacking compared with the benchmark fizz of a belgian quad. maybe put this sucker in some 750's and bottle condition it? full bodied.

D: overall a good quad, but certainly not one of the greats. there is a certain level of aroma/flavor complexity that is missing as well as my complaints with the mouthfeel. in my opinion, there are many other better brews from weyerbacher.

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Photo of jlenik
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BrewtalAlement
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Jamstone714
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of iterationzero
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark honey or amber colored and cloudy. Very little head and lacing, which dissipates quickly. Smells sweet and fruity with some caramel or toffee undertones. Heavy fruit taste up front with esters in the finish and a sweet malty aftertaste. Full-bodied mouthfeel with fine carbonation.

Overall, a fine quad. A little hefty for mass consumption at 11.8%, but definitely a go-to for when the mood strikes.

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Photo of cmiley123
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Imsothirsty
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rosy copper color, no haze, one finger of rocky head, no lacing to speak of

Nose is CANDY, some dark fruits and a little yeast

Taste: Doesn't really come across as a typical quad. Toffee first, followed by grassy hops, some fruit esters and muted spiciness, followed by some pretty strong heat from the alcohol. If this had no label on it I would have described it as an imperial Saison.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated, and just a little lighter than an average quad.

Overall this is a good to great beer, doesn't quite fit the quad pattern to my taste. Highly recommend nonetheless.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear red with a one-finger, off-white, creamy head that left a nice film. Nice lacing.

S: Dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Roasted character. Alcohol.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Spicy and alcoholic. Like the nose, there is a roasted character that lingers nicely through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and very warm.

O: This is a solid Quad, though I prefer Ommegang's Quad over this one. The nose was a bit of a let down on this ale, but other than that, it is solid.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of vicsju1991
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from 12oz bottle into duvel snifter
A - pours a deep dark brown, that a little light shines through, nice two finger off white head that stays for a while, good lacing on the glass
S - very fruity and sweet,
T - pretty bland light fruit notes, with a heavier fruity after taste
M - pretty thin , but drinkable
O - pretty unimpressive quad, especially after how good it smelled
O - looks good smells good, the rst leaves a bit to be desired

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Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Brabander
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on my wish list for quit a while and a few weeks ago i got this bottle from my beerbuddy Dave (bierenutz). Thanks Dave!!

Poured in my Struise glass the beer has some problems to produce a bigger head....so pour it in a glass with some force. Dark like tea and with a broken white two finger head. The head sticks to the glass like a fly on cowshit. Later during the drinks the lacing comes up.

Smell has some sweetness in it with caramel, it made me think of the Bernardus Abt 12 i had the night before.

Very pleasant and soft taste with again some sweetness. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.

Very tasty beer Dave!

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Photo of AdamBear
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark copper with white around the edges

S-strong scent of dark candied sugars. smells awesome

T-comes in with a warm and sweet taste of slightly roasted belgian sugars. good solid taste with a faint after-taste.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-actually, i enjoyed this a lot more than most of the belgian quads that i've had. it definitely has an american sweetness that sets it apart from something brewed by a monk, but that fact didn't distract me at all from being to enjoy this whole beer. alcohol is well hidden too.

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Photo of plickxt
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jcone17
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rmccomas
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a very nice dark reddish brown, amber color exactly like one would expect of the style, even prettier than some who have tried.

S: Figs, dates, red grapes, and belgian yeast, makes the mouth water in anticipation.

Taste: Follows the nose perfectly, this beer does not disappoint, exactly like a good Belgian Quad should taste.

Mouthfeel: A little weaker than I would expect, about the only below average rating I can give it.

Overall this is a very respectable attempt by a non Belgian brewery at a difficult Trappist/Belgian style. Kudos Weyerbacher! If you haven't had it, find one NOW!

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of indiggio
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,147 ratings.
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