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Avery announces Quintupel Ale

Oh, here we go. Avery Brewing of Boulder, Colorado USA has just announced their new beer, "5 Monks Barrel-Aged Belgian Style Quintupel Ale." 19.39% a.b.v.
This one really pins the weird meter.

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  1. If one were to make a quintupel, 19% would seem to be about the right amount of alcohol.

    1. Upon closer reading of the web site, I see that the barrel the ale was aged in is, in fact, a bourbon barrel. Some of that delicious Belgian Bourbon, perhaps?

      1. Well I can only imagine the reaction of certain folks to this american abomination... Personally I wont be satisfied until my long dreamed style the Octupel is achieved. Or as I like to call it, The Quad2X...

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        1. re: Insidious Rex

          There was already a long winded hate Rant on Americans that was taken down.

          1. re: chefj

            Yeah, somebody's quick on the trigger.

            Jokes aside, I would be curious to see what certain people think of the invention of a style. :)

            1. re: RB Hound

              I saw plenty of that in the Quad thread!

              1. re: RB Hound

                The two stopped posting at the same time. Curious

                1. re: MVNYC

                  Perhaps it was a Jekyll and Hyde thing.

              2. re: chefj

                Sorry I missed that. Clearly this beer must be a tripel.

                1. re: Josh

                  Of Coarse!
                  That all that there is, Period.
                  The way it has been it the way it will always be!

            2. I'm enjoying a Tripel Karmeliet. It satisfies my desire for a tripel

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              1. re: MVNYC

                That's a lovely Tripel, and what a wonderful glass...

              2. Avery makes another booze bomb? Shocking...

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                1. re: LStaff

                  I aged a bottle of Mephistopheles for 6 years. The time worked magic on that beer. It went from a fusel bomb to sublime. I would do the same with this one if I see it.