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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #1

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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
BATCH 1 (blended on June 1, 2010). For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Oak Heavy Toast 18.2
New Medium Acasia 9.1
Port Medium Burnt 36.4
Port Medium Toast 36.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (3885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Shared with Korean visitor in Kulminator. Strong port aroma, sweet. Same taste, sweet port overwhelming, not too strong taste. Also not too long lasting aftertaste. Still good beer. (Antwerpen 201409)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2850) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Special thanks to Benny and Dieter for sharing this excellent beer at a unique location. Light brown colored beer with small brownish head and no carbonation visible. Malty whiskey hinted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty fruited with some slight roasty and alcoholic hints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4598) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 The first oak-aged La Trappe Quadrupel, with thin, creamy, off-white head and misty orange brown colour. Very complexely perfumed aroma of grapes, sherry, wood, thyme, candi syrup, dates, madera, gingerbread, honey, port wine, cloves, orange peel, passion fruit... Soft fruity onset with sourish touch, elegant and supple, very vinous, exotic fruits, honeyish, orange touch, complex and mellow, rich maltiness, ending in a warming, whisky-like finish with medium hop bitterness. Very warming and complex ale, I absolutely adore this and to me this is the first one where La Trappe really achieved the world class quality of the greatest of Belgian trappists. Ages wonderfully as well: Lieven from the Velootje pub in Ghent poured me a vintage sample a few weeks ago and it had developed a very delicate and refined port-like character - which prompted me to buy a few bottles of the latest batch in an attempt to cellar them for at least a couple of years. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1464) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
From the archives. Bottle@home. Head: off-white coloured, shrinking. Colour: deep ruby brown. Aroma: hops, dried fruit, some wood, roasted malt. Taste: nice bitter-sweet body. Palate: smooth, mouth warming, bitter-sweet finish. moderate CO2. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Old rating from the Kulminator. Appears a clear reddish/amber color with a light tan head that goes to a skim. The smell is caramel, fruit, sherry, oak and vanilla. The taste is toffee, sherry, crisp, complex and rich with a dry and fruity finish. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4029) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Dobre i porzadne piwo. W kamionkowej butelce 0,75. Starzone i w browaze i u mnie w piwniczce, nawet w sklepie sporo przelezalo bo byla to ostatnia butelka dostepna. Moc alkoholu lekko wyczuwalna. Owocowo winny smak, lekko wisnoiwo sliwkowy. kolor fioletowo bordowy. Bezowa srednia piana, niestety niezbyt trwala. Ale koncowka wyraznie rozgrzewajaca. Fajne wrazenia. Bardzo zblizone do zwyklego Quadrupel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klaas81 (11) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
Great beer. The tast of the port barrel is not to dominant. It makes the taste abit sweeter but not to much. This now belongs to one of my favorites

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Taste is wood, red fruits and sweet malty tones. A bit sweet maybe for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
On tap at randomgarbage’s wedding. Oak, dark fruit, brown sugar flavors. Similar to original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle @ GarbageFest. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with little head. Caramel, rich candy sugar, oaky, plum nose. Strong but very smooth, light chocolate, caramel, toffee, German Chocolate Cake, vanilla flavor. Nice.

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