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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2

La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2
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Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
BATCH 2 (blended on July 26, 2010). For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Medium Oak Toast 9
Port Medium Burnt Toast (American Oak) 64
Port Medium Burnt Toast (French Oak) 9
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) 18

jerohen's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, - FEB 26, 2012
Bottled from the monastery, tasted side by side with a regular Quadrupel and Oak Aged batch #9. Ruby colored, small head. The port notes emerge immediately pouring it into the glass, very powerful, fruity, oak, combined with all the other features that are already in a normal Quadrupel, absolutely fantastic. Very complex yet smooth fruity flavor, oak, raisins, malts. Lasting fruity finish. By far the best Oak Aged i’ve had so far, immensely complex, yet very smooth and balanced. Please, make this version again!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: 5/I/17, blended: 26/VI/2010 (2015-1754)

Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear amber beer, small creamy beige to yellow irregular head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, oxidized, sweet, fruity, some alcohol, honey, floral notes. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, honey, little bitter, pretty oxidized. Aftertaste: sweet, honey, orange peel, spicy touch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (406) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Clear red liquid. No head. Aroma of oak and fruits. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (435) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle best before 2001 Dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of walnut, dried figgs and some alcohol. sweet taste, dried fruits. Some tartness while warming. Dry and nutty final. Some hints of tartness in the aftertaste. Medium body, almost flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2749) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at Julien’s Emptying The Closet Before Moving Back To Canada tasting, tfs Julien! With JulienHuxley, Caesar & Borresteijn. Clear red color. Aroma’s: sweets/snoepjes, een beetje muf. Retronasal: fruity sourness, fruit sweets, a bit old/muf, some wood. Flavor is moderate sweet with light fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Flavor lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
37.5cl Bottle, tfs Julien! Hazy purple-ish amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of candy, wood, sweet malts, hint of port, fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, typical La Trappe (and Jopen) candy, port, yeast, fruits, amber malts, some wood, alcohol, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Later batches are better. Nice to have tried this though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle shared by Julien, small sample. Slight hazy amber to copper color, short frothy head. Aroma is slight spicy, soft caramel, soft port notes, but not as much as other old batches I tried. Soft sweet in taste, soft on the port again. Decent stuff, but it seems other batches were better or this one is past its max.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle bought at a shop in Strasbourg, shared. Deep brown pourwith thin head. Aroma is really nice, sweet caramel and raspberry like fruitiness, I really dig this, winey character. Taste is sweet, boozy but not as aggressive as some of the more recent barrel-aged La Trappe quads I’ve had, very mellow with just slightly warming alcohol. Palate is smooth, full bodied with light carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (2500) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Couleur ambrée trouble, très légère mousse blanche. Super nez de Vanille, caramel doux, cassonnade, orange, pèche, note épicée de nonettes, bois de fut, fruits a noyaux. Gout complexe, bien sucré vanillé, cassonade, caramel doux, prune, fruits noirs, fruits sec, boisé,épicé nonettesl. Super ronde en bouche, on sent pas l’alcool. Superbe!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaghana (5524) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle 37.5 kindly shared by Calisky. An amber brown beer without head. Nose is amasing on blond caramel, toffee and vanilla. Aroma is again on caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, alcohol is extreamly well hidden, smooth, oak notes, well made. Finish is on cassonade, spices, vanilla, grate stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
An old rating from the Kulminator. Pours a slightly hazy orang/brown with suspended particles. Small light tan head falls to a ring. The smell is a big sweet malty nose, oak, booze and dark fruit. The taste follows the nose with cherries, a little heat with a fruity and slightly dry finish. Medium body with a crisp carbonation.

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