What a terrific Quad this is, and not because it’s a big and meaty, hard as nails Belgian brute either, but because it’s a weighty but beautifully subtle golden beer.
‘n Toeback pours a lovely golden orange with a creamy head and the smell is all pear juice and orchard flowers, mace and polished cutlery.
The beer begins with sticky honey and rich tea biscuits, bruised apples and brandy, bran rich cereal grains and a tamarind sharpness.
This is followed by a lemon curd sour sweetness, crushed peppercorn snap and blackberry leaf pith.
There’s a mouth drying woody pithiness that drifts in towards the end and leaves a superbly long finish.
All this and a heavy dose of booze that just lingers about in the background, adding warmth and body without getting all in your face.
What a super little beer this is.
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