This is the first Belgian-style beer I’ve had from Almanac. I love their sours, so I’m hoping this beer is just as good.
Style: Quadrupel (Quad)
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “San Francisco, a.k.a ‘The Paris of the West,’ has long been home to a diverse culture of bohemians and a bastion of art, creativity, and progressive thinking. This decadent dark quadrupel-style ale was created in that same spirit–brewed with dark candi sugar, dried flame grapes, and orange peel, then fermented with a French ale yeast. Pair with funky Roquefort cheese and visions of a grand tomorrow! Our Fresh Beer Limited Series builds on our tradition of brewing with California-grown ingredients to deliver the very best in farm-fresh beer. Each imperial Fresh Beer Limited Release features even bigger flavors, bolder yeast characters and more intense hop aromas, reflecting our rich Californian agricultural bounty. Every beer is brewed, packaged and shipped with an eye towards maximum awesomeness.”
Random: I’ve never been to Paris, but Val has.
This beer poured with a finger of light brown head. It took awhile to dissipate and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a murky dark brown with no visible carbonation, due to the color. The nose was filled with raisins, dates and a sweetness as well. It was like a dark, sweet honey. There was also a maple quality to it with yeast. The taste had cola, raisins, dates and a red grape quality. It also had yeast and red wine note. There was some spice as well a sweetness at the end. The body was medium thick for the style with insanely hidden booze. Moderate carbonation was present. The finish was quick with raisins and cola. The bomber was $11.99 ($.55 per ounce) and purchased in New York. As usual, another great beer from Almanac.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0