Belgian Ales: Quadrupel
Notes: Head should be dense and mousse-like. Quadrupels are well attenuated and are characterized by an intense alcohol presence balanced by other ﬂavors, aromas and bitterness. They are well balanced with savoring/sipping-type drinkability. Oxidized character, if present in aged Quads, should be mild and pleasant.
- Color: Amber to dark brown
- Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
- Malt Profile: Caramel, dark sugar and malty sweet ﬂavors and aromas can be intense, but not cloying, and should complement fruitiness.
- Hop Profile: Not present to very low
- Bitterness: Low to medium-low
- Fermentation: Perception of alcohol can be strong. Complex fruity ﬂavors, such as raisins, dates, ﬁgs, grapes and/or plums are often present and may be accompanied by wine-like attributes at low levels. Clove-like phenolic ﬂavor and aroma may be present at low to medium-low levels. Diacetyl and DMS should not be present.
- Body: Full with creamy mouthfeel
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Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.