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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #10

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Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

bottled
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 10 Samenstelling: 75% Malbecvaten 25% Medium toast nieuw hout


langeveld12's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
langeveld12 (202) - - JAN 20, 2013
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. UPDATE: Had another one after a year. No dramatic changes, but the vineous taste seems more present and more tawny port like. Still great! UPDATE 2: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2479) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2932) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
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 FRANÇAIS 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (649) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keeszorge (27) - - JUN 7, 2014
Een van de betere bieren die ik gedronken heb. Heerlijke afdronk. Bier gerijpt op eiken vaten blijven een absolute aanrader.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
graziano85 (291) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 19, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a hazy brown color with a minimal frothy tan head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate dark fruit and dark sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6011) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12.7oz bottle, on close out at Party Source. Mostly hazy brown / red color. Virtually no head or lace. The last two of these I tried (batch 8 and 11) were lightly carbonated, but this looks and tastes much flatter. Not completely flat though, just the lightest bit of carbonation. Bigger body, smooth texture, lightly sticky. Good dark fruit, nutty malt aroma, very light spice, hint of light chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. 10% alcohol is well hidden. Some nice big tannic notes. Good, potent, flavorful quad, although this one is a bit too flat compared to the others... Kind of brings the sweetness out more than necessary.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
12.7 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar oak and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak and alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but it seems a little thinner than some of the other batches I’ve tried.


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