Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

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
Belgian-Style Quadrupel
9.3%
40
22oz Bottles & Draft
Magnum

TASTING & PAIRING NOTES

Mitch Steele
Brewmaster
Appearance
Pours deep chesnut with a light tan creamy head.
Aroma
Tropical fruit, banana and brown sugar, as well as some light pepper and clove flavors form Ardennes yeast.
Taste
Fruity, molasses, brown sugar and banana flavors. There is some spiciness from both the yeast and triticale grain
Palate
Full and very smooth with a touch of sweetness.
Overall
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.
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Grilled figs with balsamic syrup, prosciutto-wrapped dates, lamb chops, grilled shitake mushrooms
Soups
Beef and barley, French onion, chili con carne, Moroccan lentil
Entrées
Cheese enchiladas with molé sauce, filet mignon, liver and onions, mushroom stroganoff
Cheeses
Aged Gouda, Grafton Clothbound Cheddar, Gorgonzola Dolce
Desserts
Pecan pie, Fig Newtons, chocolate sticky toffee pudding, fruitcake
Cigars
Liga Privada No. 9, Padrón 1964 Aniversario, La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero, Illusione MJ12