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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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (424) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5983) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Dark amber body with some bubbles on top. Aromas of prunes, porridge, light vinous, liquor, caramel, light vanilla... Flavours of prunes, light marzipan/chocolate tint, malts, porridge, light vinous, something changing towards a bit dirty in the aftertaste... Aftertaste is light dirty with malts, bread and prunes... Low carbo, more than watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7895) - 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: n/a, blended: 15/III/12(2015-1762)

Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear dark amber to light brown beer, small thin creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sweet, caramel, little oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, sweet, caramel, some tannins, lots of vanilla. Aftertaste: bit sourish, some tannins, sour touch, caramel, oxidized touch.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (314) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
Hazy brown liquid, no head. Aroma of fruits and wood. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet, a bit sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13987) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
KRS 311214. Dark brown colour with a beige bubbles. Aroma is wine, sugar, yeast, dried fruits. Flavour is fruit, wine, sugar, yeast, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a very murky orange tinted brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, fruits and chocolate. Flavor is loads of fruits, chocolate, some soap and caramel. Finish is loads of vanilla, wood, dark fruit and brown sugar. Lingering fruits and brown sugar. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and weak carbonation. Solid!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
pours murky light brown with a small dirty light beige head, little no retention. strong toffee and bananas - jack daniels-like bourbon bananas, wood - strong oak, demerara and treacle - some sweetness although not cloying, plain caramel, pepper. light to low carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet, woodsy and lightly tannic finish. definitely some weaknesses but still a tasty oaky caramel taffy candybar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, 375ml corked. A still one with an oily pour. Unclear, dark brown body. The aroma is sugary and caramel-ish, with some alcohol, dried fruits and piney hops. It’s full-bodied and more or less flat on the palate, with some warmth and flavors of caramel, dried figs, dark sugar and a vinous touch. Some booze. Lasting finish with caramel, dried fruits and a nice touch of citrus juice and pine cones. Fine bitterness too. Not bad, but sure lacks carbonation. 141231

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits, grains, dark berries and prunes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel, toffee, bread and warming alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy brown with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, alcohol, vanilla, biscuit and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel, dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6113) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cork and caged 0.375 bottle, my sixth different batch so far in my life: I have three more remaining in my stash. Poured at home into my huge ’Judas’ badged tulip glass so the beer could breathe and show off it’s colouring, no sediment left the bottle during the pour, even though I had to use a corkscrew to get the synthetic cork out. Misty reddy brown with no head, just a thin collar , not even a wisp on the top of the moody looking beer. Port like and fruity in the nose: oak, yeast and nuts can be added to the aroma as the beer warmed a little in the glass. I think I opened it too cold because it seemed to get better on each sip as it lost it’s chill. Sweet fruitiness in the taste, the Port like smell not being within the flavour, the oak, yeast and nuts however do transfer to the mouth from the nose. This is a real ’sipper’, not a swift swigging beer, each mouthful should be savoured as every one is slightly different to the next. So complex and interesting. Plums, apples and dark berries come and go, the alcohol gives a heady bite throughout and a mild sourness arrives, then disappears too. A joy to drink, like all the batches I have had the pleasure of tasting so far: like the rest, this is too good to share, have a bottle to yourself like me!


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