Belgian Quad by Old Abbey Ales

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This is the first Belgian Quad I’ve ever tried, so I have no idea what I’m in for. That’s part of the fun of drinking different beers all the time, it might suck farts or it might be the best goddamn beer ever.

“Love is like a fart; if you have to force it, it’s probably shit” – Unknown

I’ve been over the label before. This deep, dark, murky beer has me pensive. I’m not a Stout/Dunkel guy, and that’s what this looks like. I cannot see through the bottle, and the words of Homer echo through my head. No, not the Bible silly! I’ve never been able to read that thing all the way through before. It’s kind of a shitty story, and (spoiler) Jesus dies like halfway through. Cmon man, you can’t just off the protagonist that early.

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And then some kid called me an “uberfag”.

“If it’s brown, drink it down. If it’s black, send it back.” – Homer Simpson

This is black. Very black, with a slight mahogany hue. Pours a good finger or two of retentive, lumpy, tan, foam head.
The smells are reserved, mostly sweet fruits and a weird barnyard funk (Brett yeast I suspect).

Tastes are dark cherry, molasses, brown sugar, raisins, and undeniable alcohol. It’s a thick, sludgy type of brew that feels creamy and muddy. Has a real mouth-coating body, I’d say is quite heavy and sticky. Gives off a warm alcohol burn as you go.

3/5 It’s a sipping beer for me. I don’t love it, but I can appreciate the style. Not a knock-em-dead quad, however, this is now officially the measuring stick for that beer type. If you don’t like stouts, stay away.

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