The Quadrupel offers 4 times the pleasure and if you drink to may four times the pain! Drinking a six pack of these might be your coup de grâce so be careful my friend. This beer packs a wholloping 10% alcohol, but it was designed to be a meal in a bottle. Belgium monks created this style along with the Dubble and the Triple. It has been made for hundreds of years and continues to be made today by the Trappist monks in Europe. This beer has hints of Toffee, Caramel, dark sugars and Spicy Phenols. It is not about the alcohol, but about the complexities in palette and taste. Get yourself a proper glass and sip this beer. The color is Ruby Red. It goes great with a cigar? Does it age well? As they would say in Flemish, Joat, Joat, Juat...yes, yes, yes.
As I might have mentioned already, this beer in high in alcohol. You need lots of yeast to ferment this beer. We recommend three packets of most yeast or to do a starter. One packet of Imperial Yeast will kick this off because of the higher cell count, but you might even consider using two of these. Remember, you are creating a masterpiece here that will age well. This recipe might be expensive in contrast to others, but you are getting a lot of bank (or beer) for your buck.
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- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.094 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.018-1.022 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 9.6-10.1%
- Bitterness: 26.6 IBUs
- Est. Color: 30 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Light Munich
- Caramunich Type 3
- Special B
- Dark Belgian Candi Syrup
- German Northern Brewer Hop Pellets