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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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Photo of AdamBear
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +3.4%

Photo of jcone17
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rmccomas
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
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 -22.5%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of indiggio
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of GoGators
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of aorloski
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured incredibly vigorously into a duvet tulip. Hazy, brown, musky with a touch of amber and even hues of green towards the edge of the glass. Yeast sediments of all sorts if you look hard. About a fingers worth of white head which mildly calms down to big bubbles forming on the top.

Smell - Sort of muted, i get some honey, sugar, dark fruits some yeast. Pretty standard nose but small.

Taste - Whoa! This tastes awesome. Candied fruit comes to mind right away, figs, prunes, dates, winter offerings. The whole thing is wrapped in this gorgeous note of a honey sweetness. At the end there is some funk from the yeast and a lingering sweetness stays with you. Awesome.

Mouthfeel - I am basing this off St. bernardus abt 12, this is way less carbonated but you know what, i kind of like it.

Overall - This one actually does remind me a lot of St Bernardus Abt 12 but less carbonated, i was pleasantly surprised. Its always a good sign when your first taste you say out loud "wow". Great beer!

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a chalice

Pours a near crystal clear red amber. A thin light tan cap rises and falls to form a thin powdered sugar like coating. Wasn't expecting much considering the high abv.

Overall, the aroma is sugary sweet. Honey, plums, apricots,and tobacco. Pretty clean interpretation. The booze reminds me of rum.

The flavors are a little more pronounced than on the nose. Sugary plums, tobacco, leather, apricots and berries, honey, orange peel and spicy clove.

The feel is medium with appropriate carbonation. I like my quads to be a little more fortifying. This is a little too straightforward, but it's definitely not a bad beer.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RyanGoodman
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Immortale25
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that vacates quickly leaving just a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass. Just about zero lacing.

S- Smells of raisins, plums and sherry wine. Also, maybe some black cherry, date and fig. Strong alcohol fume.

T- Bang! Heavy blast of dark, fruity esters with some malt notes cradling the shock while also evening out the high alcohol. It may be able to fool the palate but it's not fooling my stomach since I already feel a burn in my gut after two sips. After I get into it more, I detect the Belgian yeast qualities. Finishes strong carrying a sweet aftertaste and lingering fruit notes.

M- Low carbonation is about what I would expect and goes along with the thin yet intense mouthfeel that's brought on by the power of the booze.

O- The drinkability is quite high for a beer of such strength. For almost 12% ABV, this is definitely a winner. Packs a hell of a punch without skimping on flavor or depth.

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Photo of 2Shaws
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This offwhite head that vanishes in a hurry. Reddish -brown body. A bit of lacing.

Boozy nose with caramelly, grape overtones and some other light fruit.

Taste is quite sweet, a huge rush of candied fruit. It's tempered only slightly by some bitterness and a lot of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is standard, I guess, the carbonation is sparse and fine.

It's good, but booziness is an issue here. It's an 11 percenter and it's not shy about it. Quite good, but not super complex. Aging will probably do something neat to it, but its tasty now as well.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.67/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sunday quad-off beer #2.

Beautiful brown leather to amber color. Pristinely clear. Frothy, big bubble head like an American session ale. No lace, no retention.

Quad showcases the medium fruit range with apricots being the most obvious. Hints of some sort of spice - cinnamon? nutmeg? clove? - I get them mixed up. Alcohol seethes into the malt like newly oiled leather or high gloss wood varnish.

Tastes very sweet and plenty malty. Odd, dry, sugary huskiness in back. Almost like an English barleywine/ Belgian quad hybrid.

Monotone and without anything that stands out or leaves an impression.

Chimay blue with an easy win.

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Photo of Gehrig
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Seminole Heights's wonderful The Independent.

A thick finger of slightly tan froth tops a largely clear ruby-mahogany body with orange trim. Good lacing on the tulip. Nice spice notes emerge from W-Quad, particularly ginger, pepper, and cardamon. Good malty flavor, especially chocolate, with sweet fruit smell.

The fruit definitely emerges in the taste, with loads of sweet cherry that is not cloying, blackberry that is a pleasant tart, and ample spice especially pepper in the finish that provides a nice heat in the finishing taste.

Creamy and a bit bitter in the mouthfeel, W-Quad is a fine Quad. It isn't overly complex. It isn't overwhelming in flavor, but it does confront the palate with nice and sometimes bold flavors, with a spicy twist, that makes it an enjoyable beer experience. Good, accessible Quad that is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of blange3
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Quad from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,155 ratings
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