Topic Archives: Quadrupels

Posted in Seasonal Return, Three Taverns Brewery

A bell Ringing Three Taverns Quasimodo Quad reappears

Three Taverns Quasimodo 12oz

Three Taverns Quasimodo, a traditional Belgian-style quadrupel, is available again for a limited time. 

Named for the lovable fictional character from Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Three Taverns Quasimodo really packs a punch. The 10% alcohol by volume beer was one of the brewery’s earliest releases and boasts flavors of dark fruit and raisins with a boozy, sweet finish. Formerly found in 750ml bottles, Quasi is now available in easier to manage 12-ounce bottles.

Inspired by the best of Belgium, specifically the brothers of the cloth who have devoted their lives to the brewing arts, Quasimodo is a classic, full-bodied quadrupel ale—for us, the measure of brewing perfection. Dark, savory and fruity, yet with a dry, bittersweet finish enhanced by the addition of imported Belgian dark candy sugar, Quasimodo is dangerously drinkable. Re-fermented in the bottle for natural carbonation, it can ring your bells now… or years from now.

Three Taverns Quasimodo is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time for winter 2020.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Candi Sugar)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: Winter 2020

10% ABV, 30 IBUs

Image: Three Taverns

Posted in Coming Soon, Upslope Brewing Company

Upslope Tequila Barrel Aged Quadrupel releases July 27th

Upslope Tequila Barrel Aged Quad

Upslope Tequila Barrel Aged Quad joins the Boulder, Colorado based brewery’s Lee Hill Series on July 27th.

This 13th volume of Lee Hill is a Belgian-style quadrupel that spent six months in Dulce Vida Tequila barrels.

Layered notes of caramelized banana, mulled clove and floral tequila give way to a spicy oak character and a warming finish to round out this classic Belgian Style Quadrupel.

The series is named for the original North Boulder brewery.

Upslope Tequila Barrel Aged Quad is available at the brewery in 19.2-ounce cans, $10 dollars each.

Style: Quadrupel (Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availabilty: 19.2oz Cans
Debut: 7/27/17

11.2% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wine & cherries: Wicked Weed Oh My Quad (released)

Wicked Weed Oh My Quad

Wicked Weed Oh My Quad is one of the latest releases from the Asheville, North Carolina brewery.

According to Wicked Weed, this release might just be a one-off, so snag one now.

Wicked Weed Oh My Quad is a Belgian-style quadrupel ale, aged in wine foeders with cherries. The brewery will be parting with the wine vessels in the near future, potentially ending any future re-brews of this strong ale.

Wicked Weed Oh My Quad is now a 12.7 ounce bottle release.

Style: Belgian-style Quadrupel (w/ Cherries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: January, 2017

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Posted in Beer News, Sun King Brewing

Sun King Velvet Fog (barrel-aged quad) returns December 15th

Sun King Velvet Fog

Sun King Velvet Fog, the brewery’s award winning barrel-aged beer, returns on December 15th.

In 2012, Sun King Velvet Fog won gold at the World Beer Cup. The base beer is a Belgian-style quardrupel, aged in bourbon barrels.

…complex character of dark fruit and the brightness of fresh cherry over warming notes brought on by bourbon barrel aging.  

Sun King Velvet Fog will be available on December 15th in 16 ounce screw-top cans, $12 each.

Style: Belgian-style Quadrupel (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 12/15/16

10.4% ABV, 24 IBUs

Posted in Avery Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Avery Tangerine Quad joins the Barrels and Botanicals Series

Avery Tangerine Quad

Avery Tangerine Quad is now officially a part of the brewery’s ongoing Botanicals and Barrels Series.

To date, the series features Vanilla Bean Stout and Raspberry Sour. Each release features barrel-aging and fruit or spice. Tangerine Quad combines fresh tangerines and bourbon barrels.

Patiently aged in the finest of Bourbon barrels, this bold Belgian-style Quadrupel layers notes of rich, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel with a burst  of tangerine peel culminating in the vibrancy of this full-bodied creations.

Avery Tangerine Quad is a draft and 22 ounce bottle release nationally, year-round.

Style: Belgian-style Quadrupel (w/ Tangerine)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: December, 2016

10% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Feest Noel returns November 3rd

Three Taverns Feest Noel 2016

Three Taverns Feest Noel, the Decatur, Georgia based brewery’s Christmas offering, returns this week.

Brewery founder Brian Purcell always had a vision for this beer – family. Something that echoed the flavor of this (coming) time of the year, meant to be drank with family and friends. After a few dozen bottles of this big seasonal, we think Purcell and his team have done it.

This Belgian-style quadrupel uses dark roasted malts, imported Belgian dark candy sugar, and spiced accents of cardamom, allspice and cloves. Make this rich ale a part of your holiday celebration.

Three Taverns Feest Noel is available in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Cardamom, Allspice, Clove)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: November, 2016

10% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, New Releases

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad: New Size

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad, aka “BBQ” has been a part of the brewery’s Smokestack Series for years. The Kansas City based brewery ages a quadrupel in bourbon barrels with cherries for the release.

Starting in September, this popular Smokestack member is switching over to 12 ounce bottles, and becoming a year-round release.

Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel’s share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.

The brewery has instituted this new format change for one of the brewery’s most loved beers. You’ll find “BBQ” in 12 ounce bottles, a part of a 4-pack, year-round going forward.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Cherries. Brown Sugar, Candi Sugar.  Barrel Aged)
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Golding
Malts: Pale Malt, Cara 300, Munich, Malted Wheat

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. 
Debut:
September, 2016

11% ABV, 19 IBUs

Image: Boulevard Brewing