Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

Belgian-Style Quadrupel

Trappist ales as we know them have a proud lineage dating back nearly a century. Rather than follow the footsteps of the monks who forged the quadrupel—the warmest and darkest of monastery offerings—we aimed to test its inherent makeup. In doing so, we added triticale, a hybrid grain combining the pleasant flavor of wheat with the elemental durability and spice of rye, to breathe new life into the malt bill. Because of this, this reimagined brew comes across differently than its classic Belgian predecessors, and beautifully so. Lower in sweetness, but rich with flavors mirroring dried fruit, it’s a modern interpretation of one of the most historically sacred styles on Earth.

June 2, 2014
22oz Bottles & Draft

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
Pours deep chesnut with a light tan creamy head.
Tropical fruit, banana and brown sugar, as well as some light pepper and clove flavors form Ardennes yeast.
Fruity, molasses, brown sugar and banana flavors. There is some spiciness from both the yeast and triticale grain
Full and very smooth with a touch of sweetness.
The Star Trek geek in me inspired this beer. The classic episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles,” referenced a type of grain called quadrotriticale (pronounced "quádro-trítĭ-kay-lee"). As described in the episode, this was a high-yield, four-lobed grain hybrid of wheat and rye with a bluish color. The flaked triticale we used is a cross between rye and wheat and makes up about 10 percent of the grain bill in this Belgian-style quadrupel.

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
Grilled figs with balsamic syrup, prosciutto-wrapped dates, lamb chops, grilled shitake mushrooms
Beef and barley, French onion, chili con carne, Moroccan lentil
Cheese enchiladas with molé sauce, filet mignon, liver and onions, mushroom stroganoff
Aged Gouda, Grafton Clothbound Cheddar, Gorgonzola Dolce
Pecan pie, Fig Newtons, chocolate sticky toffee pudding, fruitcake
Liga Privada No. 9, Padrón 1964 Aniversario, La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero, Illusione MJ12