DESTIHL Quadrupel

Illinois
United States
Destihl Brewery Quadrupel Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our classic, Belgian-style Quadrupel Abbey Ale greets you with a stunning chestnut-garnet color and rich aroma of figs followed by dark fruit-like flavors of currants, dates and black cherries which give way to toffee, molasses and hints of lightly roasted fruity coffee and then leaves you with its capstone, spicy dry finish.

 

Profile

ABV: 
11.6%
IBUs: 
27
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

It’s hard to know what to expect out of a Belgian Quad, but whatever your definition, this beer will probably satisfy it!

The beer pours a fairly clear medium-amber color with a scant, off-white head. The aroma is quite the smorgasbord, with medium plum and pit fruit characters, low spicy alcohols, biscuity malt, peppery phenols and a moderate banana ester. There's quite a lot going on, but it's well worth more than a few sniffs!

The flavor matches the complexity of the aroma, and has a smooth, fruity and warm impression. There’s a nice clove/sandalwood note in support in addition to what we perceive in the aroma, and it finishes nice and dry. The body is medium, and the medium-high CO2 provides a nice palate-scrub to go with the moderate warming from the alcohols.

Overall, this comes across as a Double Dubbel – which I guess makes sense for a Quadrupel! There's not much to pick on here, and I think most Belgian drinkers will find a lot to like.