Favorite Quad?

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  1. LOCAL

    LOCAL Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New Hampshire

    I've had my fair share of quads, but only recently had Rochefort 10. I was blown away by it's flavor and complexity. So I ask you BA, what are your favorite quads? ...both whale and easy to get.
  2. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Initiate (72) Mar 8, 2012 California
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    That one is actually my favorite. St Bernardus Abt 12 is great as is Westy 12. But Rochefort 10 is my fav.
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  3. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,252) Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
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    Rochefort 10 definitely. St.Bernardus 12 doesn't even come close in my opinion. Leviathan's Quad is actually pretty good as well.
  4. SoggyCoasters

    SoggyCoasters Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

    Besides the big hitters mentioned above Allagash Four is prob mine.
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  5. cspinoso

    cspinoso Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2012 New York

    St. Bernardus Abt 12, Rochefort 10, Chimay Blue, Ommegang Three Philosophers. What a line up!
  6. danwho

    danwho Devotee (430) Feb 18, 2010 California
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    Westy XII FTW
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  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (481) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    The usual Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus Abt. 12, Westy 12 and Chimay GR. I will add Boulevards The Sixth Glass as well.
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  8. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Chimay blue or Westy 12
  9. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    Hardywood Park Bourbon Quad. Hands down. That stuff is friggin delicious.
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  10. danwho

    danwho Devotee (430) Feb 18, 2010 California
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    Hardywood makes some good shit.
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  11. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (335) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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  12. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,285) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    St. Bernardus Abt 12 and La Trappe.
  13. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Honestly, I'm in love with Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt. 12. But (thanks to a good fellow) I received a Westy 12 today, so I will report back next week!

    I was surprised by Three Philosophers. It was different when compared to the heavy Trappist or Monk Quads. The flavors were layered differently and it unfolded into something beautiful.

    The Quad is an old friend that I like to visit often. The first Belgian I ever tried was a Rochefort 10. I had to set it down and look at it because I couldn't believe my tastebuds. I usually keep a dozen bottles in the cellar and pull one out every few weeks
  14. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,616) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    New England Brewing Friars' Quad has really come into its own lately. It went from being merely a solid American take on the style to a serious contender for the best Quad I've ever tasted. It reminds me a lot of Rochefort 10, actually. Amazing beer.
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  15. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    I almost forgot about my purchase today!!! I picked up 2 LaTrappe Oak Aged Quads Batch 9 & 11
  16. VonWeissenheimer

    VonWeissenheimer Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2009 New York

    Kasteel donker....can't get enough
  17. deebo

    deebo Meyvn (1,046) Oct 13, 2006 Minnesota
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    St Bernardus Abt. 12 is my favorite. A big fan of Westy 12 too-but that guy is a little tougher to get. Nothing else is in the same class but some of the other Belgians versions are quite delicious and yet another step above any from the US.

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  19. mattsander

    mattsander Zealot (558) Feb 3, 2010 Alberta (Canada)
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    Rochefort 10.
  20. RichD

    RichD Champion (809) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Rochefort 10 is definitely my favorite quad. I actually think that it's the only quad I've had. However I probably won't pull the trigger on a 6-7 dollar 11.2 ounce bottle again any time soon.
  21. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Chimay Blue (but I have bottles of ROchefort 10, Le Trappe and Westy that I have been saving for a blind tasting. There's another Chimay Blue in there too, so we'll see who the true winner is soon enough).
  22. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Chimay blue, bernardus 12 was a little too minty for me
  23. matedog

    matedog Initiate (58) Jan 25, 2010 California
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    The "Grand Three" of Rochefort 10, St. B 12, and Westy 12 are all great, but I have a soft spot for La Trappe's Quad. The dark fruit flavors are especially prominent in that one.
  24. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Belgian quad: De Struise Pannepot

    American quad that tastes like a Belgian quad: Alesmith Decadence 2012

    American quad that's clearly not a Belgian quad: Deschutes The Stoic
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  25. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    Rochefort 10, without a doubt.
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  26. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    Whale: Westy 12, it's amazing.

    Easy to get: Rochefort 10, semi easy to get: St. Bernardus Abt 12
  27. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (352) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Schlafly's isn't bad, Weyerbacher's is great (and better aged, Blasphemy), Allagash Four and Three Philosophers are solid efforts, but the Belgians know the style better than anyone. Rochefort 10, Abt 12, La Trappe, Gulden Draak, Chimay, etc. all are great. I've never had a bad quad besides local guys Wild Heaven's Eschaton. It's a good take on the style but waaaaay too sweet. I'd say the Rochefort is the best though from my tastes.
  28. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Quad = not a style

    BDSA - been so long since I had westy, i've gotta say roche 10, though st b aged is a safe bet, too.

    American - Skipping Pappy was the bomb. thanks JR.

    Never had Pannepot - maybe i should head down stairs and fix that!
  29. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Rochefort 10 is hands down my favorite, and St. Bernardus Abt 12 is a close second. For an american interpretation, I really enjoyed Brau Brothers Barrel-aged Quad.
  30. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (283) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Westy 12. Best beer I've ever had.
  31. Graviz

    Graviz Initiate (157) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
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    Boulevard BBQ Baby!!!
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  32. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Abt 12 > Westy
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  33. benidy

    benidy Initiate (0) May 4, 2008 Missouri

    To the sticklers of style: Yes, Quad is technically not a style. Quads fall into the generic Belgian Specialty Ale category. But, people put Quad on their labels so I think it is fair to talk about them in the context of best "Quad".

    Anyone feel bold enough to explain the difference between a Belgian Dark Strong and a Quad?
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  34. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Initiate (60) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon
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    I recently did a blind tasting with all the classics and a couple of American ones as well. Rochefort and St. Bernardus blew everything else out old the water. As much as I love the taste of the Rochefort yeast, it was a little sharp and harsh going down. St. Bernardus edition on it's lush, creamy mouthfeel.

    One that wasn't in the tasting, but is worth mentioning is Common's Bourbon Little Brother. This one really surprised me the first time I had it and I've been drinking a ton of it since.
  35. DarthGuitarHero

    DarthGuitarHero Devotee (443) Jan 15, 2011 Minnesota

  36. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    Pannepot>Abt 12>Chimay Blue
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  37. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Wat? Had a fresh growler and a few bottles over the summer and never thought of it as more than a decent American take on the style. Comparison to R10? Must. Buy. More. Now!!!

    Pannepot is my favorite quad, especially the grand reserva. That extra calvados kick is just perfect.
  38. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2009 Illinois

    Easily St. Bernardus Abt 12
  39. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    Westy XII > Rochefort 10 > St. Bernardus Abt 12 > Sixth Glass
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  40. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (481) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    The label? :grinning:
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