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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: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
From a bottle shared in Dillon CO. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a fine off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors of oak, vanilla and ripe red fruits. Smooth luscious mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/6/13. 375mL bottle shared by Mark at Brian’s moving/cellar cleaning party. Deep amber brown pour with a small fluffy khaki head - some floaties depending on whose glass you peek into. The aroma and flavor show oak, dark fruits, a bit of sweet candy sugar, more wood, a hint of winey aspects, and some oxidation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at the La Trappe brewery. Deep brown beer with a minimal white head.Dark dried fruits, caramell sweetish aroma. Malty, dark dried fruits flavour, a bit to much alcoholflavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky deep amber-brown colour with some floaties and a small frothy off-white head. aroma of raisins, light toffee and banana skins, slightly earthy, with a hint of treebark and yeast. flavour is mostly red grapes and raisins, with some slightly cardboardy hints of oxidization, herbal hops, a light sweetness and a light-bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2013
Mist brown bodied, small head. Berries, sweet licorice, roots, soft wood. Caramel and red grapes. Light bitter, harder woody notes, vanilla and cake malts. Thin from the barrel ageing. (RBESG tasting at the brewery.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle at the brewery. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a small beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, grapes, dades, caramel, biscuits, yeast notes, peach, candy, oak notes. Fruity malty flavor, grapes, peach, sweetish, caramel, yeasty, oak, some caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Malty fruity finish with oak and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (110) - - JUN 17, 2013
Appearance: deep copper/amber. Aroma: raisin and smoke. Taste: toffee, raisin, deep caramel malt. Mouthfeel: light carbonation, nice viscosity, relatively light. Finish: sweet malt with smoky character and warmth from alcohol but well balanced

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3801) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz. Aroma is caramel, wood, fruits, seems quite orinary. Flavour is quite sweet ,caramel, wood, tannins, vanilla. Again, seems ordinary/belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Hazy copper pour, thin white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, vanilla, caramel, oak and sugary. Flavor is sweet fruity and warming. Nice balance and very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ubenumber2 (2) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
What can I say , this is a great beer , but compared to other trappist beers it is not the top tier by far , still better than most American versions of a Quad and the BA makes it great


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