Liquid Riot Quad

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Liquid Riot Bottling Company, Quadrupel (Quad), Reviews

I really enjoy Belgian and Belgian-style beers, so when we visited the beer store in Portland, I picked this one up because I was very impressed by their Tripel that I had in a sampler. The last quad that I reviewed was in June, so it was definitely time to pick up another one.

liquidriotquad

ABV: 10%

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Trivia: According to biercellar.com, “Classic Belgian Quad brewed in honor of the Belgian Monks who invented the style. Big malt driven flavors of candied fruits and deep, dark brown sugar.”

Random: I’m hoping that since the Phillies got rid of Amaro that they are at least marginally competitive next year.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark chestnut color with high carbonation visible. The nose had bread, raisins and dates. After a few sniffs, I also picked up some oak and booze. The taste had an interesting spice that was reminiscent of rye, which gave the beer some pleasant depth. It also had notes of raisins and prunes, cherry and then oak and booze at the end. The bready character was there too, but it wasn’t as pronounced because of the other flavors. It also had a significant sweetness to it with the flavor of brown sugar that was really nice. It had a thick and chewy body with high carbonation. The finish was long and sticky with dark fruit. This bottle was $7.99 for 12.7 ounces ($.63 per ounce), which was a bit on the pricey side, but this was a well-done American interpretation of the quad style that provided depth of flavor and an enjoyable drinking experience. I would search this out if you find yourself by Portland.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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