The Lips of Faith series from New Belgium consists of small batches of beer brewed with what seem like crazy ingredients, some most people have never heard of. Experimenting with these beers requires faith in the brewer, because some of them are a bit off the wall. Every time I find a new Lips of Faith beer I have to give it a go, for better or worse. The next one up in my beer fridge is the Cascara Quad, a Quadrupel brewed with dates and coffee cherries added in. I have little idea what to expect from this, so it should be an interesting one.
Allagash is a brewery that hasn’t had much showing so far on Passion Beer. We have only reviewed the Allagash White, but today we are adding another Allagash review to the mix. A Quadrupel called Four (who saw that one coming?), the label describes what you are in for: a 10% ABV beer with 4 malts, 4 hops, that is fermented 4 times (pattern much?). My beer is also from Batch 21, and from what I have read the batch can make some difference in flavor.
Brewery Ommegang, Belgian passion and beers from Cooperstown New York, is one of my favorite breweries. My favorite Ommegang brew? Three Philosophers, a Quadrupel ale. From the first taste you can tell how much passion went into making this beer; it is a true force to be reckoned with. For the purposes of this review, and as a birthday present to myself, I’m using a big ole’ 1PT 9.4 fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass.