langeveld12 (216) - - JAN 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Pours an average frothy light brown head that fully diminishes. Body is clear and sparkling, with amber color. Aroma contains straw, caramel, lemon, dough, grape, raisin, plum, pineapple, cherry, red wine, tawny port, cask wood, brown sugar, spices and alcohol. Flavor starts off light acidic, to quickly go to sweet and vineous. Finish is sweet, very light bitter and warming alcohol. Body is medium, with creamy texture and soft carbonation. It’s got all the flavors of the regular Quadrupel, but with fruits and wine added. I can imagine the vineous and fruity taste and sweetness are too much, but I just love it. One of the best I have ever had.
Had another one after a year. No dramatic changes, but the vineous taste seems more present and more tawny port like. Still great!
Another one two years after. Almost no carbonation left. Taste is even more like port and wine. Original quadrupel taste is still there as well. Sweetness is the main flavor, a little bit bitterness is left. Less complex in its aromas, but still very good.
Douberd (2168) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #10) Bottle 375 ml at home, corked and caged, poured into a tulip glass and served at room temperature. ABV 10%
Light amber colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin tan head on top. Low retention, it leaves light lacing behind.
Aroma of wine, ripe fruits, wood, alcohol, vanilla. Although pleasant, it’s not so strong as other batches.
Nice taste though, grapes, wine, dark ripe fruits, alcohol is pleasantly present, notes of vanilla, quite sweet.
Medium thin body, low carbonation.
Quite good beer, but it misses the aroma/taste explosion that makes it really impressive on previous batches.
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Een heel lekker bier, ik heb het eerst nog een jaar laten rijpen in mijn kelder en het was echt top.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd July 2014
Murky brown beer, few pale tan bubbles for a head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, little caramel. Touch of bubblegum ester. Dried and fruits and a little raisin and prunes. Mild orange citrus. Mild spice before the dry finish. Complex and rich, just lacks that wow factor.
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, citrus, vanilla, wood and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Quad.
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle, pours a filthy amber brine with a very small beige head. Nose brings out lots of oaky wood, dark fruits, caramel, and yeast. Flavour is very oaky, figs and dates, and caramel. Very complex, with an oaky finish. Excellent.
GRM (2959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 375 ml, lot 10, drunk in a La Trappe glass, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 19 2014; eye: dirty brown, semi-hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, candied sugar, woody, light tannin, brown sugar, fruity, light oxidation; mouth: malt, candied sugar, light woody, light tannin, brown sugar, light alcohol, light sourish, fruity, lightly oxidized, finale in malt with light presence of tannin, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 375 ml, 10 %, lot 10, bue dans un verre La Trappe, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 19 juin 2014; œil : brun sale, semi-voilée, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, sucre candi, boisé, léger tanin, cassonade, fruité, légèrement oxydée; bouche : malt, sucre candi, léger boisé, léger tanin, cassonade, léger alcool, léger aigrelet, fruité, légèrement oxydée, finale en malt avec légère présence de tannin, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : correct
Silvan7 (667) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ unibirra. marrone velata con riflessi ramati. schiuma beige, effimera, grossolana. Aroma complesso di ciliege sotto spirito,lievito belga, alcool, zucchero, liquirizia, zucchero candito. Gusto amabile, caramello, melassa, liquore (vino passito), un po’ di frutta candita e nel finale liquirizia. Poco nulla luppolata. Corpo medio, calda alcolica, abbastanza carbonata , equilibrata ed armonica.
keeszorge (27) - - JUN 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Een van de betere bieren die ik gedronken heb. Heerlijke afdronk. Bier gerijpt op eiken vaten blijven een absolute aanrader.
graziano85 (301) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown beer, with a small but creamy head. At the nose comes soon an intens hazelnut note, then some very ripe fruit, a lot of sweetness, figs and dates, and caramel too, and then something very similar to a good passito wine, or Tokaji.
The liquorous wine notes are more evident in the taste.
Almost no alcohol detected, perfectly hidden.
No hops, sweet beer but in a perfect balance. Oily texture, and amazing aftertaste, even if maybe I would have prefered it could be a bit longer. Anyway, a wonderful beer!
Totally different than the normal Quadrupel.
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! I haven’t made any effort to seek these out, so it’s nice when they show up. Pours a hazy plum-amber-brown color with no head. Maybe a little flattened from age. Notes of caramel and sweet bready malts, dates, brown sugar, raisins, and oak. Very straightforward. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Not bad, but not a standout for the style.