Block Three Through the Quad
Through The Quad is our interpretation of a Belgian style Quadrupel (also known as a Belgian Dark Strong Ale). Weighing in at 10% ABV this is our Dead Now on the charge! Filled with that delicious raisin, chocolate and slightly bubblegum character from the yeast on the nose the body follows suit. For a 10% beer this drink quite dry and doesn’t leave that heavy sweetness lingering ending with a soft finishing leaving you asking if it is really 10%.
Abt, or quadrupel, is the name given to ultra-strong Trappist and abbey ales. The name Abt was pioneered to describe Westvleteren and the beer that would become St. Bernardus. Quadrupel was pioneered by La Trappe. Abts are the darker of the two, with more rich, deep fruity notes. Quads are paler, with corresponding peachy notes. Neither have much in the way of hop, and both are very strong and malty. Though both are bottle-conditioned, abts trend more towards yeastiness. Alcohol is very high (10+% abv) for both.