Belgian-Style Quad | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

very good
19 Reviews
Belgian-Style QuadBelgian-Style Quad

Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by armock on 02-20-2010

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 27
Photo of jnfs
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber
This beer is light brown in color and slightly clowdy. It is moderately carbonated and has a slight off white head. The aroma smells sweet and reminds of malt, plums, and there is an underlying alcohol note. The taste reminds of plums, molasses, chocolate, is slightly sweet and has a gentle warming presence of alcohol that carrys gently through the finish.
This is a drinkable quad... in limited quantities. Cheers

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of the great trader russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a reddish brown colour with a small and fast fading head of foam. There's not much lacing.

The smell has a nice mix of caramel maltiness, a slight bitterness, and some interesting fruity notes of green apples, which I love. The sweet tones come from the caramel but chocolate also puts in its 2 cents. Some of the alcohol started off big as well but after a short time, it faded somewhat.

The taste has plenty of sweet from the malt and chocolate(love how this is turning out in the flavour), and that wonderful green apple goodness that intensifies when I swish the beer in my mouth. Yeah man. Light note of anise and a pretty strong bit of alcohol comes through giving me a lot of warming.

Medium bodied with, I'd say, the carbonation on the high end of medium. Good overall mouthfeel.

Drinkability? It's a real tossup between how interesting and well liked, by me, the flavours are and....the alcohol punch. I guess I'll split it down the middle and say very good. I cannot in all conscience say less, not with the complex flavours I'm enjoying. A well made brew indeed.

I have no idea if some cellaring would do some good or not. It *could* temper the alcohol a bit but I wouldn't want to lose any of those tasty flavours...

Edit: I just read Russ' review and yes, it is a noisy pour! I didn't think to mention it on my own. ;^)

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Photo of ryan58813
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great introductory Quad for anyone out there who is unfamilar.

Very complex, heavy fruit flavor, but yet still smooth.

Do not drink too cold. Drink above room temprature.

Strong kick of alcohol without tasting like it. Dangerous in the best way.

One of Choc's best beers, next to the Tripple and the Last Laugh.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light brown color with a tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, chocolate and sour apples. The flavor is sugar, toffee, apples and licorice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not one of my favorite quadrupels, but not a bad beer.

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Photo of stephens101
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is dark brownish-red with a small and wispy tan head that settles with a sprinkling of lace left behind. Smells of wonderful dark fruits enveloped in some spiciness with a strong malt presence, some phenols and a hint of alcohol. A little thin and boozy on first sip. Vinous with a big malt backbone, some apple spiciness, and a subtle hint of bitterness at the very back. Medium bodied and somewhat airy. The heat sticks in the back of your throat. Love that the Oklahoma brewers are giving the Belgian brews a shot. While this one is not as grand as the Dubbel, it's still a good beer that all the locals should be proud of.

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Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a noisy & effervescent caramel/brown with 1+ finger of tan head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Apple peels, raisins, slight metallic scent

T: Figgyness, raisins, slight leafy hops along with some caramel & burnt candi-sugar up front. Apple peels. persimmons, a touch of dryness from candi-sugar as this warms along with a little fusel alcohol, plus a touch of green banana & cherry. Finishes with green banana, fusel booze, figs & a touch of vanilla

MF: Slick with low carbonation, pretty warming as time goes by...

Drinks too easy, if I had to guess, I'd peg this at about 8% ABV. These bigger Belgian & Franco styles released as of late from Krebs are easily the breweries strength & should more get more marketing emphasis! This could be refined a bit, but a good effort from Oklahoma's original craft brewery. Recommended

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Photo of webbcreative
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/ mahogany color with ruby colored edges. Aroma is big sweetness with plum and other dark fruits but I'm mainly getting plum.

Taste is huge sweetness again with plum and a slight tartness to it as well. Fishishes a bit hot from the alcohol and sweetness.

Mouthfeel - has a pretty nice body upper medium if I had to label it. Sticky lip smacking finish.

Overall this is a good offering from choc. Is it the best quad out there or even close, not a chance, but it is solid nonetheless. Glad to have this one in the state. I think I would enjoy this with a little more age to let the flavors and hotness mellow a bit, but keep going in this direction choc.

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Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Chimay chalice brown with some ruby hightlights and a bubbly, creamy light tan head.

Aroma has some soft pleasant fruitiness from the yeast and heavily caramelized sugar character.

Same characteristics are found in the taste along with lots of dark fruit like plums and raisins. Alcohol warms the throat some as it goes down.

Overall, a really flavorful quad. Not in the same league as the great Trappist examples and probably not up there with the really nice American versions, but I'd drink this anytime.

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Photo of armock
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a mahogany color with a lan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt dark fruit and a touch of alcohol

T - Follows the nose in a good way sweet malt candy sugar dark fruit mild alcohol finish

M - This beer has a fuller body with lighter carbonation to it

D - This is the best Choc beer I've had yet and one thats way to easy to drink I don't know what the abv is but I'm sure its up there and hidden well if theres a Choc beer that you must drink this is it

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Belgian-Style Quad from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
3.78 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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