About the Quadrupel

The Belgian Quadrupel or simply Quad is a name given to the strongest of the Trappist and Abbey ales. La Trappe pioneered the Quad while a nearly identical brew, the Abt, was crafted by Westvleteren and that beer would become St. Bernardus. Its color ranges from a garnet to brown and its aroma and palate are rich with sweet malt, fruity esters, and moderately spicy phenols. Its bitterness is typically mild at best and instead, the focus is on its malt character and strong alcohol. Comparatively, the Quadrupel is stronger and more intensely flavored than the Dubbel and Tripel.

Bourbon Barrel Quad is a Belgian-style Quadrupel by Boulevard Brewing Co. that’s sweet and sugary with dark fruits and lightly balanced with clove and oak.

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Baby Horse is a Belgian-style Quadrupel by 21st Amendment Brewery whose malty palate blends banana and dark fruits with spices and booze.

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Be Mine, a Belgian-style Quadrupel by Barrel of Monks Brewing is a decadent treat of tart cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate, and booze.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12, a Quadrupel by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV blends dark and tree fruits, various spices with pumpernickel and rye.

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Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad is a Quadrupel by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. that’s decadent with a taste of chocolate, dark fruit, spices, and coffee.

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The Sixth Glass is a Belgian-style Quadrupel by Boulevard Brewing Co. that’s decadent in feel and a complex palate that’s still approachable.

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Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel by Brouwerij De Halve Maan balances sweet flavors of dark fruits and chocolate with nut, coffee, and coriander.

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