Well-made American Quads

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  1. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Three Taverns Quasimodo. Since they have a Belgian brewer, you'd expect it to be good. It's great. Best American Quad I've ever had.
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  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,670) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Not to my palate! I loved it.
  3. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Crusader (479) Nov 13, 2010 Arizona

    I really like The Reverend from Avery brewing.
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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Sly Fox Ichor is a good one too!

    Thanks to Michael (@TongoRad ) for reminding me.

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  5. BergBeer

    BergBeer Maven (1,393) Aug 21, 2013 Hawaii

    Surprised I'm the first to mention it but i really enjoyed Judgment Day by Lost Abbey

    Also The Widow by Societe is considered a BSDA... really good!
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  6. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey

    Hi Res to a T and I agree.

    Three Philosophers sticks out most to me.
  7. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    Ommegang's Three Philosophers for sure!
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  8. DrRambis

    DrRambis Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2014 New Jersey

    I do find Allagash to be one of the better American breweries with consistently enjoyable "Belgian-Style" beer. Their basic quad is very nice, and they make a ton of fascinating dark beers like Odyssey (blended dark wheat wine) and Midnight Brett (dark wild ale). Also, very much liked Folklore from Stillwater Artisinal, wish they would put out some more dark Belgians.
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  9. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I'm casting another vote for The Sixth Glass by Boulevard.
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  10. jageraholic

    jageraholic Maven (1,366) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Love Pretty Things Baby Tree
  11. stephens101

    stephens101 Pooh-Bah (2,692) May 5, 2006 Oklahoma

    Gonna have to go with Blvd. BBQ which is just outstanding. The Reverend is good in a pinch. Three Philosophers is pretty tasty, albeit a bit boozy, which I have absolutely no problem with honestly. Smuttynose Gravitation deserves an honorable mention.
  12. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I thought Baby Tree was muted compared to the likes of Three Philosophers and Allagash Four, which are my two American favorites. However, those beers seem to deviate somewhat from the flavors that I get from the Belgian Quads that I've had. I like the differences. Either way, I can see myself lining up quite a few Quads next fall/winter. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles, along with the Dubbel. I've got my first 6th Glass chilling in the fridge as I type.
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  13. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Schlafly Quadrupel, SN Ovila and Blvd Sixth Glass get my vote.

    Barrel aged, Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Quad and Blvd BBQ
  14. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Pooh-Bah (2,142) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia

    My 2 favorites have only been mentioned once each:

    Cigar City Forgotten Island is absolutely fantastic (though I understand the rum barrel aging "disqualifies" it for some style sticklers)
    Three Taverns Quasimodo is new to the scene and freakin delicious. Closest to a Belgian that I've tried.

    Honorable mention to Wild Heaven Eschaton. The aging on pinot noir oak spirals gives it a flavorful spin that I quite enjoy.
  15. randal

    randal Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2004 Colorado

    Adelbert's Flying Monk is great.
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  16. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Pooh-Bah (2,549) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I really liked that one Apis IV also. Have a bottle for a special occasion.
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  17. icetrauma

    icetrauma Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Blvd Sixth Glass and BBQ

    Honarable mention 3 Philo.
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  18. RobinLee

    RobinLee Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    3 Philosophers, Ovila (with or without plums, but I enjoyed the plums more), and The Reverend, probably in that order. I've yet to have 6th Glass (since they don't distro here), Allagash 4 (again, no distro), Weyerbacher's (just haven't gotten it), and would like to try Sam Adams Tetravis (I'm a sucker for SA).
  19. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    I'd better grab a Quasimodo. Now.
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  20. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    They (Firestone) specifically refer to it as a "Belgian Quad" by recipe. So what are you, or they, missing?
  21. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Do it. It's damn near perfect.
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  22. randjuke

    randjuke Zealot (596) Feb 13, 2010 Iowa

    Three Philosophers
    Southampton Abbot 12
    Judgment Day
    Boulevard BBQ and Sixth Glass
  23. theCoder

    theCoder Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota

    Brau Brothers Bourbon Barrel Quad, best American Made one I've had yet, too bad it was a small release 2 years ago. I have one bottle left and am debating drinking it or trading it (likely drinking it).
  24. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Not too surprised, mind you. Theophan may not have been the best RIS I've had, but it was a solid first try for Three Taverns. They really are a credit to the ATL beer community.
  25. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,341) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Here's one. Avery 5 Monks (bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style Quintupel ale). This sounds awesome. 19% No. 22 in their Barrel Aged Series. Should be out next month. Only 732 cases made. You can look up the label. "...MUCH bigger and bolder than a quad".
  26. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 California

    So... what about Not the Stoic? "Belgian Style Quad"
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  27. Keith_R

    Keith_R Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2012 Georgia

  28. carlitos92

    carlitos92 Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Texas

  29. sibhuskyx

    sibhuskyx Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2008 New Jersey

    Three Philosophers
    Southampton Abbot 12
    Boulevard BBQ and Sixth Glass
    Trader Joe's Vintage Ale
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  30. HammerOfTheGods

    HammerOfTheGods Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Chalk up another for Sixth Glass.

    Though anothe rone of my favorites, and one I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned yet, is Mystic's Day Of Doom. It's got a bit of spice that reminds me of Christmas cake, as opposed to just booze-soaked dark fruits. And they've just released a barrel-aged version, though I haven't get a chance to try it yet.
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  31. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I buy Sixth Glass on a regular basis. I've had and enjoyed many of the ones mentioned on here. I'm definitely a sucker for quads. Great style for my tastes.
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  32. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Sixth Glass is also pretty damn affordable compared to other. I forgot Schlafly too, it's another great, reasonably priced Quad.

    Wild Heaven's Eschaton doesn't actually go into barrels, they use oak chips. Still good, but not as good as it could be.
  33. russpowell

    russpowell Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,904) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I like the Schlaflys, especially with a little age on it...
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  34. russpowell

    russpowell Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,904) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I dig the Christmas cake/pudding of a good/great quad to be sure. Hell half the Belgian iterations don't pull this off well IMO...
  35. Fattmatt73

    Fattmatt73 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Georgia

    Blvd bourbon barrel quad is fantastic.
  36. Fattmatt73

    Fattmatt73 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 Georgia

    Just don't drink the stout, Theophan the recluse. Only beer I have ever drain poured.
  37. tobelerone

    tobelerone Grand Pooh-Bah (3,984) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Two that I don't believe have been mentioned yet that I enjoyed were:

    St.Arnold Divine Reserve #13
    Hardywood Bourbon Cru
  38. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Texas

    My buddy is in Atlanta right now and is going to Leggs Package tomorrow to see what he can find that he can't get in Alabama. Do they bottle Quasimodo?
  39. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Zealot (745) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    I agree, Brau Bros BA Quad was very nice & the Templeton Rye barrels were a nice Midwest touch. I drank one & have 3 bottles aging now, I hope they hold up!!
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  40. mudbug

    mudbug Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Since there is no thing as a quad, Yes
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