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Quadrupel | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Quadrupel features notes of stone fruit from a Belgian abbey yeast strain and the taste of sweet toffee from a touch of Belgian Candi syrup. This mahogany-colored ale is fermented with a distinct Belgian abbey ale strain, then bottle conditioned with extra sugar and yeast for at least two weeks. European hops add balance to the sweetness of the malt and yeast.

In the United States, the term “Quadrupel” refers to a very strong, dark ale with a spicy, fruit flavor and high alcohol content. The beer style is intended to be stronger than a Belgian-style Tripel, so the alcohol content tends to be 10% or more. Beyond these guidelines, there is still discussion among brewers as to what constitutes a Quadrupel.

30 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,809
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
202
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Poured from 750 ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a light mahogany brown with a two to three finger fluffy off white head with nice retention. Lasting at least 2-3 minutes. Some spotty lacing,

S: Some slight yeast esters, but nose is dominated by plum, date, and Belgian candy sugar.

T: Lots of sweetness up front especially when cold. Plum, raisin, date, and fig. Some spices coming through as it warms including pepper and clove.

M: Full bodied and nicely carbonated coating the tongue nicely. Tends a bit towards the sweet side when cold, but improves as it warms.

O: A very solid quad. Glad I grabbed another bottle to take home.

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A:
Fairly clear red with tons of scummy yeast chunks and a pop-fizz cap of two inches that dwindles to an off-white film. Ok retention, not a trace of lace. (3.5)

S:
Dark fruits, rustic bread, weird caramelized cereal/molasses-rum/oxidized aroma that only comes out after a swirl, some tart barny-ness from the yeast. (3.5)

T:
Chocolate covered cherry kool-aid, wood, toffee, dark bread, broiled sugar and bourbon. (3.5)

M:
Sticky, medium carbonation, full bodied, some sneaky booze. (3.5)

O:
An okay beer.
Big and sweet. It isn't the 'quadiest' quad I've ever had. It was ok, but it felt like it was big in ways I didn't like and not big in ways I do. A lot is tastes, but it wasn't very faithful to style either. It looks mediocre. The smell is nearly what you would expect with the addition of some acetic tang, and a weirdly chewy sweetness that pops right after a swirl. It is a little bit of a chore to drink. Strong as hell. If I was sure it was fresh I would try it again, just to be sure, but otherwise I won't be having this one again. (3.25)

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Quadrupel from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 202 ratings