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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew this beer with four malts, four sugars, four hop varieties and we ferment it four times, using four different yeast strains. The complexity of the brewing process is matched by the complexity of this unique beer. Flavors of raisin, candied fruit and plum express themselves throughout.

Added by UnionMade on 03-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
993
Reviews:
462
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
143
For Trade:
6
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Photo of byronic
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of augustwest
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_B
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This interesting quad is fermented 4 times with 4 malts, 4 yeasts, and 4 hops. It pours an opaque orange / amber color with a medium creamy white head with high retention. The smell is very pleasant and has elements of mainly banana bread and spices. The flavor is delicious as well and fairly complex. The flavor consists of banana, yeast, coriander and other typical Belgian spices, raisin, burnt sugar, and a subtle flavor of alcohol as well. The alcohol is not very noticeable considering that this is a potent 10% beer. The finish is extraordinarily refreshing and creamy. The body is on the high end of medium, but lighter than the average quad. This beer is really quite excellent, but it is not entirely true to the style. It is lighter bodied and has a lower alcohol content than most quads, really closer to most triples that I have tried. It is also not quite as complex as I would expect from all those ingredients, but what is there is perfectly done.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cubbyZilla
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hardy008
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange with a two finger off white head, with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has candi sugar, toffee, dark fruit, apples, and pears.

Tastes almost exactly like it smells. There is also a slight pepper taste. Tastes sweet, without being overly sweet. It is surprising that there is no taste or smell of alcohol for this 10.00 % abv beer. Very well made.

Medium bodied with proper carbonation for the style. Another great Allagash beer. If I have a chance, I will buy this again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the Bevie, maybe $17. Poured into tulips and shared.

I was a little disappointed.

Pours a nice semi-translucent dark cherry-hued amber with a tall and creamy head that slowly dissipates.

Aroma features some dried fruit, but not of the dark variety like raisin or plum, more like dried apricot or peach.

Taste is similar, somewhat sweet with dried stone fruit and very little bitterness. Possibly some oxidation here as there is a slight metallic taste.

Mouth is nice, creamy and smooth.

Overall, definitely not my favorite big beer from Allagash. Good, but for the price, not worth purchasing again.

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Photo of TildenKatz
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a nice deep brown with a faint reddish tint. The head is slightly tan and laser etching at the bottom of my Duvel Tulip released bubbles the entire time I drank the beer. Lacing was minimally spotty. The aroma is amazing in this beer. It reminds me of figs, honey, slightly caramelized brown sugar and and a hoppy, peppery spiciness. There is a decent amount of alcohol in the nose as it warms. The taste is more fruity than the nose with hints of pear and apple in the front and the caramel and brown sugar at the end. The finish has a nice hop bitterness but the alcohol shows up here too. It isn't enough to trow off the balance at all and the beer finishes nicely. The mouthfeel is nice with a decent amount of heaviness that is offset by the carbonation to combine for a quite creamy feeling beer. I liked it a lot.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmetal
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a dark russet brown, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like raisin, plum, Belgian yeast, and toffee.

This is a fairly straightforward, well done classic example of a quad. There is minimal spicing, with a good amount of toffee and dark fruit malt character, along with some restrained Belgian yeast character- clovey and slightly spicy.

This is medium bodied, fairly rich mouthfeel, with a moderate level of carbonation.

A really good textbook interpretation of the style.

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Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 2014 bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Copper colored, delicate carbonation feeds a thin cap, lacing clings in desperate hope.
S - Plum, candied fruit, Belgian sugar, a bit of tobacco, and aged fruit Rhine.
T - Sweet, and rich in body, alcohol hidden well, no trace of bitterness, hints of caramel.
F - Palate coating, rich layers, inviting the next sip, be careful for certain. A nice Quad that
has the full effect.
O - A fine example of the style, the richness is full on, but has a nice dry finish.
Cheers

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