Brewed at the De Brabandere brewery the « Brewmaster’s Selection » Wild Quadrupel is a one of a kind dark and complex beer. This beer is made from 5 different malts and 1 peeled and roasted barley blended with pure foederbeer. Adding the sour beer to the full bodied quadruple, makes this beer very accessible with a touch a fruity aromas.
Very dark, reddish brown topped by a stable and creamy beige head. Interesting nose and taste: roasted malty, stout-ish cacao and espresso notes dominantly meet with some cherry, funky acidity. Good body and lingering aftertaste, medium-high carbonation.
Bright golden yellow colour on the body, only a bit cloudy, with a small white head on top. With good density and average retention. Pretty weak aroma of pink grapefruit, wet leather, minerals, unripe plum, grass…. Hint of caramel, green apple, jute and white pepper. Crisp fruity taste but a bit subdued, light on the tongue with medium carbo, smooth, apple peel and peach accents, grainy, bit sourish but very softly so, leathery Brett touch in the finish but gentle, dryish finish, bit yeasty with some grassy hop bitterishness. Would be interesting to cellar for a year and see how it develops.
A very good beer to begin with, add a bit of a sour twist and it just gets better. Taste is fleeting, chewy sweet, prior to a dry, light sour tartness. A lick of bitterness. Big, medicinal, boozy palate. Not overwhelming, though. Finish is dry, light tart, and fairly bitter. It is a big beer, but it has a fresh, natural feel to it, that makes it very drinkable. The smokiness in there, wherever it comes from, is a delight. Quality stuff.