Belgium- Quadrupel- 11.3% ABV. TRAPPIST ALE. A top product from the Rochefort brewery. This exhibits a dark brown color with a full and very impressive taste. There are strong notes of plum, raisin, and black currant in the palate. BeerAdvocate's #6 Top Beer on Planet Earth 2009.
Entering the territory of double-digit ABV percentages, the Quadrupel beer, or Quad beer, style comprises deep garnet to dark-brown-hued ales of bold strength and character. Typically exhibiting great depths of maltiness, this Belgian beer’s smooth mouth-feel and full body deliver multiple layers of malt complexity evocative of rich, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar and more. Quadrupel ales also exhibit spicy yeast notes, and the heat of high alcohol may be noticeable. Hops keep the malt sweetness from becoming cloying, but they remain in the background.