Center of the Universe IV Belgian Quad Is One of My Favorite Beers Ever
Recorded on May 2nd, 2016
Mekong was serving COTU’s IV Belgian Quad the other night. I’d been wanting to try a real quad after hearing Nerds on Draft go on about them, so I ordered it as soon as I saw the words “quad” and “aged in red wine barrels” on the beer menu. It was everything I hoped it would be: Thick, complex, sweet but not too sweet, and with bubbles. I could have made a meal on it alone.
Aaaaaaaand, not that this has anything to do with anything, it has the same name as the unofficial title to Led Zeppelin’s fourth studio album, if that’s how you think of that.
From the COTU blog:
IV ( Four ) is a traditional Belgian Quadrupel clocking in at 10.6% alcohol by volume. This complex brew exudes flavors of dates, figs, and caramel. The beer is finished in VA born red wine barrels to add to the already intricate array of dark fruits.