Mons Abbey Quadrupel – Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Quadrupel, 10.5%


1 year old bottle : Slightly veiled dark amber reddish color, with few activity. Slightly creamy dark beige 3-4 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs, and average lacing. Flavors of berries, plums, raisins, orange, toffee, sweet grains, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, and floral spices. Thick sugary malts, a bit candy like, with moderate bitter hops and yeast. Slick and silky full body with light carbonation. Medium strength finish, slightly dry, lingering dark fruits, clove, burnt brown sugar, soft liquorice, and floral hops. Very weak notes of oak, no developed barrel aged feel from aging. Very similar to a barley wine. This is a weak and highly accessible quad, if you could call it like so. Decent freshness. Weak leather feel, nor really vinous. The alcohol is very well hidden though, it’s pretty warming and dangerous. The smell is a little faint. Good taste and body, but lacks character and complexity. Overall above average quality craft for a quad.

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