Big and delicious, QUAD is an elegant dark ale. Rich with complexity and flavor, try savoring it with a fine dinner. You also might enjoy it as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a dessert, but QUAD stands alone quite well. We recommend enjoying QUAD in a brandy snifter or wine glass so you can drink in the aroma of this fine ale.
As with any higher alcohol beers, QUAD will be at its best after a period of 12 months or so in the bottle, perhaps longer. We expect a shelf life of 3 – 5 years, but go ahead, we know you can’t wait. Enjoy one now and another every month or two, and you’ll be truly amazed as QUAD gains smoothness and complexity over time as it ages.
- ABV: 11.8%
- Original Gravity: 26.2
- IBU: 39
- Hops: Simcoe
- Recommended Serving Temp: 45° – 55° F
- Serving Glass: Snifter, Cuvee
- Available: November 2017
If you ever dreamt of the monastic lifestyle but can’t stomach learning Greek and Hebrew, this will get you close.
As an unabashed fan of nearly all Belgian quads and tripels, I might have a biased opinion. However, in the world of quads, this is not the best of the best. But if you have 10 dollars and some aged cheese around the house, this is a perfect fit. It’s not badly priced and it’s very smooth. For those who like a fruity Belgian style beer this is near the top. Not as complex as some but enough to make you change your mind a few times on what you think might be in it.
Visually, it’s a rich dark amber with no head to speak of when poured.
Scent: Coriander and orange peel, with a slight malty tone at the end.
Taste: Strong orange peel and a variety of spices. Spice selection hard to define but hints at coriander and cinnamon. However, it’s more fruity than spicy.
Finish: Quick and malty. The very last sense on the tongue if orange peel.