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AHS Belgian Trappist Ale / Quadrupel  (18E) - ALL GRAIN

AHS Belgian Trappist Ale / Quadrupel (18E) - ALL GRAIN

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Item Number:BE1-R01986

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This Quadrupel is big, bold and beautiful: clearly only for those who want more. Extended aging will allow it to develop richer and complex flavors.

Specialty malts: Caravienne®, Special B, chocolate malt
Featured hops: Nugget, Styrian Golding
Other additives: dark candi sugar

O.G. = 1.098
F.G. = 1.022
Approximately 10.0% ABV
Approximately 344 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
4 Stars
Classic Review
Bill S. I have been brewing beer since college, 35 years ago. Quadrupel is a very good beer, stated by some who sampled it as "the best beer I have ever tasted, you should sell it." The slightly sweet, vaguely caramel taste which ends with a typical Belgian hint of alcohol and sour is among the most interesting, complex flavors I have encountered in a beer. It is suggested that it be aged a long while and I have no doubt that it would improve with time like a good wine. Regrettably, it was too tempting and had too many rave reviews from my friends, prompting other friends to come over to try it. It is among the top ten beers I have ever brewed, and ranked #1 by some tasters. The slightly sour hint of alcohol at finish knocks it off top spot for me, though.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
5 Stars
42 years of home-brewing
This Belgian Quadrupel is simply outstanding. It has a big, bold, taste, but not too strong and not overwhelming. It's a sippin' beer, not a drinking beer.
Reviewed by:  from Lufkin, Tx . on 8/22/2016
5
4 Stars
Classic Review
Wow....I've been brewing for a little while....All Austin Kits...I stay loyal to supply companies that have great prices and are hastle free....I enjoy the 6 gallon kits and enjoy DME kits...yeah yeah not all grain but to me that process just takes to long with all grain and the mill aspect is a mess I rather not deal with. I have probably done around 20 kits and I tried this one this afternoon. 11 days in primary...double pitched...then 17 days in secondary. After exactly 3 weeks of bottle conditioning..._WOW. Definitly get the 10%! Very dark brown(interesting color right out of bottle)....great smell....very good as warmed up, I found was best at right around room temp....definitly not chilled. Very good beer. I am going to let the other 22's sit for a couple of weeks and c how has changed. Overall GREAT beer and I WOULD recommend.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
5 Stars
Classic Review
Outstanding beer. By far the best beer I've made and one of the best I've drank. I've held tastings up against some of the top rated quads in the world. Overall this was rated as a close second only to Rochefort 10. It easily man-handled St. Bernardus 12 and Chimay Blue. Beware this will completely ruin any inferior quads. St. Arnold's DR13 is a freakin joke compared to this beer. This will be the first recipe that I will make again, which says a lot because I consider myself too adventurous to make the same thing twice. But I gotta have more.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
5
4 Stars
Classic Review
Brewed extract version. Double pitched liquid yeast. 2 weeks in primary, then mistakenly DRY Hopped for a week (thought it was the IPA). Luckily, it's such a big beer, there is no chinook hop aroma. 2 weeks in bottle it tasted too boozy, but I had to try it. I'm about 4 weeks in now and can sit down and actually enjoy it. I imagine it will only get better! Real sweet and smooth! I'd most likely do this one again!
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
5 Stars
Classic Review
My first home brewing attempt. I figured I just go for the big beers straight away. Everything went very smoothly, it took 2 days to start fermenting, maybe I didn't aerate the yeast enough. Final product finished out at 9.5% ABV. The recipe says wait 3 weeks for bottle conditioning, well I couldn't wait, and I just cracked my first one after 1 week. Very delicious, deep bronze in color, very complex flavor and aroma, that I imagine will be just getting better and better with age. Kind of reminds me of Unibroue 17.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
5
4 Stars
Classic Review
I bottled this on 4.30.9. I was lucky enough to have a 2 litre growler on hand and it has kept very well for over a year. I double-pitched the Wyeast liquid option and aerated simply by shaking the carboy; I highly reccommend making a starter for this recipe. The finished brew was dark in color with very little head. The taste is sweet, with a bit of alcohol detection in the aftertaste. I think it has a typical Belgianny sour aftertaste, but my friends with whom I drank this with both disagree. The taste is sweet, but I think this is probably due to my poor yeast preparation. All in all a very delicious kit which can keep for quite some time and still have a robust flavor. Very warming on a cold winter's night.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
4 Stars
Classic Review
OK... one last thing... I know Belgian candi sugar has essentially the same effect as the alcohol boost, but this one is at it's best at 9.5-10% ABV and not more. IMHO, if you're looking to go really big, the Belgian Strongs seem to hold their complexity better above 10%.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
4 Stars
Classic Review
adding to previous comment... 3 weeks in primary/ 3 weeks in secondary at 64 degrees. Do not get the alcohol boost on any Belgian as this will conflict with the yeast flavors. The alcohol boost does produce minute off-flavors which can be masked by hops in an IPA, but "solvent" flavors have no business being in a Belgian like this.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
4
5 Stars
Classic Review
Fantastic... bottle conditioned and aged for one year. People have commented that this is the best beer they have ever had.
Reviewed by:  from United States. on 2/11/2014
5

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