Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewers' Cut Black QuadrupelBrewers' Cut Black Quadrupel

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by genitempo on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of PfBeerMan
4.12/5  rDev +4%
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 +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeragent
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of utfiero
1.53/5  rDev -61.4%
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 +13.6%

Photo of htdoerge
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of hsus0225
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev -4%
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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Photo of facundoCNB
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a dark brown almost black pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. tons of licorice on the nose, chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, molasses. i tend not to like quads because they are too sweet, but this is very well balanced overall.. the flavor is sweet up front and a tiny bit of booze makes its presence - tastes of raisins, prune, brown sugar, licorice, roasted grains, a bit of wooden flavor to it in the finish adds a touch of smokiness. medium in body on the heavy side with a good amount of carbonation makes this one pretty enjoyable each sip.

glad i got this in a surprise trade i did.. like i said, not a style i tend to like but for what it is, i like it.

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Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of brurevu
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Black Quadrupel poured a very dark hazy brown with hints of ruby red. The aroma was dense with the signature Belgian yeast, dark fruits and sweet caramel malts. It had all the flavors of a deep rich Belgian quadrupel with the bubble gum yeast, dark fruits and spiciness to match. Hidden behind it all was some dark chocolate undertones and the sweet caramel malts. Definitely a lot going on in this thick and hearty brew that coated my palate with it’s creamy confection. I hope Real Ale takes this out of the Brewer’s Cut and makes it a regularly featured beer.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of rph97
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GMB
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of JuddRogers
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite dark Belgian style beers this year. Sad that it is a limited release.

This is my last bottle so it got a bit of ageing.

Poor: opaque black ale. little head.

smell: malt and more malt. yeasty. little citrus or pine from hops. Very much what I expect from the style.

taste: all malt, light hop. Dark fruit -- plum pudding or currants

mouth: smooth and creamy. Similar to Left Hand Milk Stout on nitro. But no nitro here.

Overall: Yum. More please?

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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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