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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #11

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: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12045) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8687) - 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 (they’re 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... Might’ve been closer to a 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2013
0,375 bottle. Aroma: very different from the regular version. Aroma is less intense, but still easy to notice. There is strong red wine presence, hints of sweetness, caramel. Pours copper-dark brown with small tan head. The head dissapears almost immediatly. Taste has strong red wine presence, but also caramel, fruits, bitterness, maybe even some cognac like notes. Finish is were the bitterness really kicks in, but the sweetness still lingers. Alcohol is less noticeable than in regular version. Carbonation: medium-soft. Overall: more just interesting taste experience than a great beer. It’s like a red wine made a baby with La Trappe Quadrupel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a small, creamy film head. Aroma has oak, grapes, white wine. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has oak, quite sweet, prunes, soft smoke, oak, caramel. Long oaky dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4621) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7055) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4139) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4619) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4322) - 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.)

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