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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 2165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beardbeerman (109) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
This one was bought by mistake by one of my friends. We had tried the Tripel a while back and he thought he had bought more.. but to our unanimous statisfaction, he had bought the Quadrupel. 330ml bottle served in snifter at room temperature: Pours a foggy mohagony showing no carbs and topped off by a huge creamy white head with a slight tan. Lacing properties are crazy making the brew very appealing visually. The nose is outrageously fruity and nutty with tons of banana, molasses and almonds. I got a strong alcohol backbone giving a brandy aspect to the nose. Sometimes getting the alcohol in the nose is not a positive trait but in this case I found it fitted just right. It’s almost as if you were about to drink a winter warmer so it makes the brew promessing. On the tongue, the beer is dense, effervescent, putting out tons of candied fruits and nuts. It breaks down into foamy and sweet liquorish dattes leading to an incredible warm finish lasting ages. This is just a wow all the way. I recommend any Quadrupel fan to give this beer a try. It’s dense, complex and yet incredibly delicate. Awesome product! Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cluniac (20) - - DEC 28, 2014
The appearance is an excellent deep amber color that is very appealing. Head started out a finger thick but with very poor retention. Palate is quite good for a quad, very drinkable. Taste is a bit boozy for me, and not nearly as rich or complex as other trappists, especially rochefort. I prefer a good balance of fruits with the hops and I dont really get it on this tasting. It does improve I believe with warming, as i get much more of the banana and vanilla flavors. so is probably best at 10-12c (about 55-53F)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (317) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Caramel, almonds, some spiciness, though not as much as others of the style. Maybe a hint of butterscotch as well (though it might be something else that I can’t place). ABV is well hidden. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1633) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Pours amber with a large frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, burnt sugar, rye bread, raisins, figs, slight muskiness. Taste is caramel, rye bread, banana, raisins, and some nutty notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xebbe (95) - - DEC 27, 2014
Riktigt god med fin utvecklas smak. Sjukt god öl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (664) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Dark cloudy amber in the glass. Small head. Fresh berriefruits on the nose. Starts heavy, nearly oily, resin, dark fruits with sweetness, belgian yeast. But also alcoholic. Present malt in the background. Complex as expected. I enjoyed it a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yumzies (19) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured into a Trappist glass and maybe it was my pouring skills but I was somewhat disappointed at the lack of head. However, it was a nice hazy bronze/copper color with some long lasting lacing throughout. The aroma was pretty amazing. Malty, caramel and some fruits. The taste was not complex but still nice. I couldn’t really put my finger on the flavor but it seemed like a mix of caramel and a mild lingering alcohol taste yet sweet and without a bitter aftertaste. I found it to be smooth and easy to drink. It’s a great beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omanson (3) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Un gout corsé prononcé, une amerture très agréable, une touche de caramel et un alcool qui vien sublimer le tout. Un final plutôt amère .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (365) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Beautiful hazy Amber colour, nicely lacing beige creamy head that lasts. Nose and taste with caramel, toffee, dried fruits like figs and dades and almond: barley-wine like complexity in the sweetness. Nicely spicy and herbal Belgian yeast character alongside really smooth (!) malts. Finish is sweet but short. No big alcoholic punch despite the high abv. Carbonation is too high for my liking (typical La Trappe), good body, soft mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2255) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
Pours cloudy deep brownish amber with tall off-white head. Aroma of hazel nuts, muscovado, dried fruit, spices, slightly burnt notes. Taste is rich sweet, nutty and spicy, with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.


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