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Thornbridge St Mars Of The Desert Secret World
Thornbridge St Mars Of The Desert Secret World
Thornbridge St Mars Of The Desert Secret World
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St Mars Of The Desert Secret World


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Whilst we have brewed a few Belgian-style beers here at Thornbridge, we’ve never attempted a Belgian-style Quadrupel.  These rich, intense, dark ales are strong in alcohol and are much revered by beer geeks all over the world.  Many moons ago, Dann and Martha’s USA-based cuckoo brewery, Pretty Things Beer Project, had already mastered this style with their ‘Baby Tree’, as well as working with the monks at Spencer Brewery (the first Trappist brewery in the USA), so we felt it was a brilliant opportunity to give the style a go.  We asked them to come up with their ideal ‘Quad’ recipe, which we then tweaked to work on the big brewhouse here at Riverside.  We didn’t want any ‘twists’ or ‘modern takes’ with this beer – a traditional Belgian-style Quadrupel is already a wonderful thing and in the modern craft beer world, tradition all too often takes a back seat to a newly available fruit puree or fashionable hop.

The resulting beer is invitingly dark, with a wonderfully fruity aroma from the yeast.  Not too sweet or too heavy, flavours of nutty fruitcake, pears and plums dominate, with wisps of warming booze.  The beer has been refermented in bottle with champagne yeast, so will evolve over time.  We recommend you try one now and keep one for a special occasion.


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