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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel | Real Ale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by genitempo on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
134
pDev:
13.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass. Little to no head. Well carbonated. Dark brown, bordering on stout color. Malty in the nose, and indeed on the palate. 10.8 ABV fairly well hidden, though not as much as other Belgians. Nice Belgian taste. A good beer

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Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bonterra69
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aroma. Taste of cardoman. Nice all around.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

crazy little beer here (or big beer, depending if you view its twelve ounce format as small or its massive abv as big). our bottle, unfortunately, may have been a cellar casualty, put away to relax awhile, forgotten about, and consumed well after its apparent prime. our bottle said best before sometime in 2013, so we missed the mark on that one, but we liked the beer just the same. despite strong oxidation in the nose and finish, there is a lot to work around aside form that, starting with a really cool special black malt i am not familiar with in other beers, at least not that visibly, so i like it for that reason. i was surprised i didnt get more yeast from this, being listed as a belgian type and all, its almost missing for me, but perhaps its worked its way down a little bit, faded with time, but not totally gone, it just didnt present itself as a belgian after the dark brown yeasty heady lively pour. smells and tastes almost like an imperial schwarzbier or something, as german as belgian with the oxidation factored in. still some hop bitterness on the back end. almost nothing about this says quad to me, but it was never going to be all that true to a belgian quad with all this black malt anyway right? love how dry it is, and how well the booze is hidden, i would have maybe guessed 8% abv going in blind. not my favorite, but appreciably different. looks like they are brewing this one again, or something like it, so i need to find it fresh, but a cool beer even super old...

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Photo of monk2021
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabre311
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PfBeerMan
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark quad with a smooth taste, dark malt flavor of a quad. Purchased in a large bottle.

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Photo of Agriverbear
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeragent
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real nice and interesting brew. Not heavily smoky like I was thinking it might be. I was afraid of some kind of weird quad/CDA mix. But that's not what it is at all. I shoulda known, RABC always makes great stuff. But they make some oddball stuff too! It's all good, it's RABC, one of the best breweries to have as your local brewery!

It's pretty quad-like, a little less Belgian-y than most quads, but thick, rich and enjoyable. Definitely give it a try

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Photo of Nick4444
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of utfiero
1.53/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Color - dark walnut. Medium head.

Aroma- esters apparent and hints of pear and raisin.

Taste- A syrupy and hot interpretation of a Belgian brew. A complete miss and not measurable to any Belgian I've tried.

I have nothing against Real Ale (I've been to Blanco many times). This brew just doesn't measure up to its label.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass), Tasted December 2012.

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Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of htdoerge
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of hsus0225
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

13 oz. poured into tulip on tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston, TX
(drank 11/11/13)

L: black indoors (hard to tell but might be 100% clear); no stick, almost no lacing

S: fruity; toasted something; tamarind; soy sauce; cherry pie ... malty for sure and very interesting, lots going on

T: muted sour grapes/wine; fruity; dark malty to the point of tasting very stout/porter-like; completely hides the 10.8% ABV

F: nice, solid carbonation, full feeling with a solid weight

O: so it's not Rochefort 10 ... so what? it does very much come off as a quad, which is awesome as far as this Texan is concerned ... I'd love to see more of our USA breweries tackle the trappist monk styles; it's sweet, malty, a bit like a wine, fruity and is good enough that I'd like to try it again.

impossible to score for me but forget the numbers -- it's a brew worth trying, if for no other reason than to taste a Texas-made quadrupel

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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 134 ratings
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