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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet malt, light stone and pomaceous fruit, cardamom and clove, closer to a tripel than a quad. Flavor is rich peach, apricot, pear and apple, similar to the aroma. Sweet caramel malt, honey. Finishes sweet with residual Belgian spices and a hint of hop bitterness. Medium leaning to lightly syrupy body with decent carbonation feel despite the minimal head. This was a nice domestic take on a quad, spiced more closely to a tripel, but consistant with the Noel theme which suggests a bit of spiciness. Not overly complex, but nicely balanced and tasty. Glad I found this scarce offering from Sound. They are one of the Northwest's most consistant sources of superior Belgian styles.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2013 03:24:06 |
More by LiquidAmber
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
The number score will not reflect how much I liked this brew. Called a Quad by the brewery, it's much more like a Tripel, and would have scored higher if approached as such. Served in tulip. Poured a clean, clear honey gold color, with about 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing. There wasn't the expected deep, rich reddish colors that are generally expected in a Quad.
The aroma was very sweet, and had a lot of the spice and yeast notes typical of a Tripel, but none of the cherry, plum, and other stone fruit, and earthy notes usually found. On the tongue, it was the same story, sweet, spicy, yeasty, but no fruit.
The body was nicely smooth and just a slight bit less than full, the sweet finish was a bit sticky, and lingered a bit at the back of the tongue. Drinkability was very good, I could easily sit and sip a couple of these in a row. Overall, a very nice brew. One that's most certainly worth your time, and is pretty close to a must-try if you're a fan of the Belgian style (as I am). Don't let the number score scare you away, try this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-29-2013 00:27:43 |
More by beertunes
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured a clear orange-copper color with lower carbonation than I expected. It poured a medium white head which fades leaving a dustin of white bubbles and faintlacing.
S: This quad has a presence of lighter fruits; pears, apples, some spices, banana and candy
T: Initial fuity notes, moreso apples and pears, with a toasted note, sugary sweetness. The finish has a little bit of heat, syrup, more sugar and candy and spice.
M: A bit thin for my liking on the style. Plenty of flavor on the palate though to keep me happy
O: Not bad, would probably drink again and recommend
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 20:06:26 |
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