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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: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, 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 (234) - - 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 (4192) - 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 (3789) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1689) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Brown, no head. Well, certainly not the best of the series. taste is tobacco, wood, vanilla. Full body, decent carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2599) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
September 2011. From bottle. Poured dark amber color with a white head. The oak is present blended with fruit and caramel flavors. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2643) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel). Appearance: dark amber, small unstable head. Nose: red wine, port, some vanilla even. Taste: a nice sweet red wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2062) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Bottled from biernavigatie.nl, tasted side by side with a regular Quadrupel. Copper/brown colored, immediately dying head. Strong aroma of red wine as soon as you pour the bottle, together with the regular Quadrupel aroma such as malts and raisins. Very fruity flavor, red wine, raisins, malts, wood isn’t that apparent. Mouthfeel is less thick than a conventional Quadrupel. I know it’s blasphemy, but blending #11 with a regular version actually made the beer better, especially in mouthfeel. Not bad, but there certainly have been better batches.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
bab 13 pours brown, small white foam. smell is sweet, taste is very sweet.


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