NOVO Brazil Brewing Co.

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NOVO Brazil Brewing Co.
California, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
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3.63 | pDev: 9.64%
Jan 20, 2019
Sep 12, 2015
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Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 3.81 by InfernoBoss from California

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by pstam87 from Illinois

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured out a light burgundy color with a small tan head of foam. It smelled of dried fruit, spices and bready malt. It tasted boozy, too boozy. Almost hot. Got some dried fruit and spice.
Apr 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Dec 20, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle - hmmmmmm...a 'tropical' Quadrupel, I could get into that - we shall see.

This beer pours a clear, medium red-brick amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet bubbly beige head, which leaves a bit of distant iceberg profile lace around the glass as it slowly but evenly bleeds away.

It smells of purple grape jelly, semi-sweet grainy and doughy caramel malt, mixed indistinct tropical fruit esters (like the punch in a Hawaiian buffet, what do they call that again?), a bit of wayward son yeastiness, and some mild earthy, leafy, and well-perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is saccharine caramel/toffee malt, those Welch's grape popsicles that my Mom made us when we were kids, further hard to parse exotic fruity notes, a bit of musty yeast, and more understated citrusy, leafy, and herbal hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite underwhelming in its barely-there frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, with maybe a touch of hop bitterness taking a minor tithe here. It finishes well off-dry, the big fruity characters making the still sturdy maltiness look like a chump, hey, like a chump, hey!

Overall, this is not a bad brew by any stretch of the imagination, as it integrates its 22-proof wowee sauce contingent with style (and perhaps a soupcon of aplomb). However, the association with the venerable examples of the style from typically Old World brewers is shaky at best - this just does not possess the complexity necessary to roll with the big 'uns. Should I be feelin' bad? No. Should I be feelin' good? After this one, probably.
Dec 13, 2016
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Rated by BeerStud187 from California

3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Strong. Obviously lots of booze, but not good. Not special like a good quad. Not a quality sample of the style. Abject failure.
Jul 22, 2016
Quadrupel from NOVO Brazil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 6 ratings