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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #11

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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #11
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Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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In Batch 11 Malbec barrels were used, though a rather large portion of Quadrupel aged on new wood has been added too. This batch is quite complex. The aroma of the Malbec is very noticable, lots of oak flavours from medium toast, and vanilla and almond from high toast barrels, floral aromas from Acasia and obviously the beer aromas from the quadrupel. Very robust and rich in tannins, which warrants a bit of extra maturation in the bottle to let the complexity increase and the flavour become rounder. While the red wine influence is noticable, the wood has the dominant note. A must for everyone who likes heavy beer and/or wine with lots of wood flavour and aroma. 55% Used Malbec barrels 20% New French oak, medium toast 20% New French oak, high toast 5% Acacia wood


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
4th October 2014
Light haze on this deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Sweetish toffee - caramel malt. Dried fruits and raisins. Light and bitterish esters. Touch of fresher fruits before a semi dry finish. Another tasty and complex BA Quad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle - Sweet dark sugars, raisin, plum and some chocolate notes. Cloudy brown with no head. Dark sugars, raisin, plum, light sweetness, fig and very light barrel notes. Very nice and rich. Slight fruity tartness. Brilliant..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (656) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Batch 11 Bottle at home, dark brown/cola coloured beer, small head. Aroma is wood, fruit, port-ish. Taste is sweet caramel, fruit, wood. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (223) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Mahogany dark red with a small white head. Aroma is red wine, port-ish sweet. Also ripe fruits, figs, yeast, sweet malts. Taste is sweet vinous with sweet ripe fruits, burnt sugar, sweet malts, yeast. Full palate, a bit of alcohol in the end. Rather good yeah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Ruby red clear beer with little blonde head vanishing almost instantly. Pouring in the yeast makes it opaque brown. Aroma has sweet vanilla, burned sugar, figs, wood, some vineous sourness and some Belgian yeast. Pouring in the yeast adds some toffee sweetness. Flavor is sweet with burned sugar and vanilla. Also some sweet dessert wine kind of berryish sweetness. Some wood and yeast as well. Palate is thick with mild carbonation. Finishes with mild bitterness and some alcohol. Aftertastes of burned sugar and berryish dessert wine. One of those over sweet dessert beers. Not really as good as I was expecting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2749) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very hazy light brown with no head. Aroma of wood, darker fruits, maybe vanilla. Med + body. Extremely tasty and pleasant. Finishing woody, toffee, lightly grapey. Not dry, but it doesn’t need to be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins. Pours murky brown with no head and a woody vanilla nutty aroma. There is a slightly sweet oaky caramel malt flavor with a bitter finish. The Malbec adds a toasty feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 5, 2014
375ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy dark brown color. No head. Raisins, prunes, alcohol, some fizzyness in aroma. Raisins, bready, sweet, bit of yeast, caramel, faint grassy hops in taste. Tender carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3380) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
Hazy brown colour, no head. Light fruity aroma. The fruity sweetness from the red wine barrel is evident but overall lacks depth and complexity.


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