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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2014
375ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Very nice rich sweet caramelly malts, sweet red berries. Almost watery palate, light and amazingly drinkable for a 10% beer. Iím not getting the alcohol, but Iím on a pro La Trappe wave at the moment, and I donít get that. Alcohol is warming, but not hot. Mellow wine aspects nice, and almost certainly contribute to the covering of the alcohol. Anna thinks itís a bit boozy. Smooth palate, nice to sip, perhaps just a bit too winey. Good one from La Trappe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Corked and caged bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Woody, dark fruits, caramel, and some lighter vinous qualities. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at THT. Pours cloudy Amber. Aroma is caramel, yeast, fruits and mango. Taste is pretty sweet. Really good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Hazy brown with a thin, white, ring of a head. Deep amazing smell of rich caramel roasted nutty malt, with figs, but and sweet fruit. Medium oily body. Tastes of alcohol with sweet malt, figs, nuts, raisins, and a nutty finish. Delicious and seriously complex in taste and smell. Amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a murky dark brown. The aroma is sweet malt. The flavour is medium sweet with a sweet caramel alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of Me. thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Lovely beer from la Trappe

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5424) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, oak, yeast and dark fruits. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Full body, flavour of sweet malt, vinous fruit, caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, wood and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12.7oz bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Cork was a bitch to get loose. Hazy red brown color, lots of fine yeast particles in the body. Beautiful color, but just a thin ring of khaki head, just a couple loose dots of lace. Awesome dark fruity, vinous, oak aromas. Vanilla, fruitcake. Very tasty. Moderate sweet taste, good bitterness. Nice light alcohol warmth. Light spice. Very little carbonation, but not completely flat. Just enough carbonation, still enjoyable. Actually very smooth and drinkable for a belgian quad, the little carbonation may help with that (theyíre usually too strongly carbonated for me). Bigger body. Lightly slick, but not sticky. Good light bit of dryness in the finish. Great stuff. Very enjoyable. One of the most drinkable quads ever, but a little more carbonation would have worked to bring out the fantastic flavor more... Mightíve been closer to a 4.1


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