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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #13

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Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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De geur is zacht met opvallende houtnotes. Bloemig en zoetig als bloesemhoning. Amandel en vanillegeur aanwezig en natuurlijk de normale Quadrupelgeur welke echter op de achtergrond blijft. De eerst dronk smaakt duidelijk naar zacht rode wijn gevolgd door hout, tannines en rook welke langzaam overgaan in een zachte honigzoetigheid. Naarmate het bier warmer wordt gedronken komt de eikensmaak meer naar voren en lijkt het bier tanninerijker te worden. Daardoor is deze batch voldoende bitter en blijft de houtsmaak op de achtergrond aanwezig. Deze Quadrupel is medium zoet en droger dan de gewone Quadrupel. ’Late burgundy vaten’ 91% Nieuw eiken (high toast) 4,5% Nieuw accasia (medium toast) 4,5%


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
Voor mij het beste bier wat ik tot nu toe gedronken heb, veel bijsmaken, vooral het eikenhout van de vaten proef je nadrukkelijk! Zeer zeker de moeite waard!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vipinvelp (2839) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
Clear dark brown with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is woody with flower notes. some vanilla and in this case also red wine . Taste is quite complex, some oak, some sweet. Aftertaste is long lasting and turning more bitter. (Velp 201307) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cjldm (55) - - JUN 2, 2015
Purchased from De Molen bottleshop, Bodegraven NL. Pours with very little head, minimal lacing. It's about 2-3 years old by this stage. The immediate aroma upon opening the bottle was Christmas spice; think strong sherry cask and spicy winter fruits. In the glass more cherry wood and oak vanilla scents come through. A lot of port and sherry wood, with honey blossom sweetness. Mouth starts with an early onslaught of dark, red wine-soaked cherry. There is a still a strong interplay of delicate honey sweetness. Fresh forest fruits and sweet wines. A kick in the aftertaste; smooth chocolate liqueurs. Very complex. The mouthfeel is one of its greatest assets. The smoothness carries the sweetness and barrel notes perfectly, whilst the aftertaste comes with a more syrupy wine texture. La Trappe quadruple is already very delicate, but this is improved immeasurably. Some barrel aged beers are a bit overrated, and La Trappe can be easy to overlook, but this is unmissable. Up there with the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (471) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Degustée 28 mois aprčs l’embouteillage. Robe brune ambrée, beaucoup de petites particules en suspension. Col de mousse subtil et leger. Arômes de bois de chęne intense, vanille, sucre d’orge, figues, dattes. Le nez est doux et invitant, aucune trace d’alcool. C’est un peu comme humer un bon rhum âgé et boisé. En bouche, tout aussi sublime. Un liquide de sucre doux enrobé de chęne. Les arômes sont encore lŕ. Beaucoup de vanille, dattes, figues, raisin, cassonade. La douce essence du bois, qui ne nous quitte pas, me donne l’impression de boire ŕ męme le baril de chęne. Les tanins du bourgogne sont subtils, mis ŕ part un légčre astringeance. On sent le côté plus amer de la Quad originale en milieu de gorgée, qui s’agence par la suite au chęne et vanille pour créer un longue finale qui ’estompe lentement. Texture modérée et rondeur incroyable. De fines bulles viennent rehausser le plaisir de boire ce breuvage d’une douceur déconcertante.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
langeveld12 (293) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear and sparkling, with amber color. Aroma contains dark bread, roastedmalts, caramel, mild coffee, orange, lemon, dough, barnyard, banana, grape, raisin, plum, cherry, cassis, red wine, ruby port, cask wood, toffee, vanilla and spices. Flavor starts off light acidic with a little wine taste, to go to sweet and to finish with sweetness, light acidity, faint bitterness, and light astringent tannins from wine. Body os medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. A brilliant beer! Regular quadrupel flavors and aroma's, red wine, oak, it's all on there and it's all in balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marius (13) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
dark amber to brown. Light beige head. Aroma off oak wood, caramel, vanilla, whiskey and red wine. wish a I had more than one bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (511) - HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2015
La Trappe Quadrupelhez egy ízben volt szerencsém, természetesen messzemenőkig elégedett voltam az eredménnyel. Az pedig csak a legbizarrabb esetben fordulhat elő, hogy a különféle bámulatos módon történő érlelés a hátrányára válna egy efféle formátumú italnak. A "Batch 13"-ként számon tartott verzió legnagyobb hányadában burgundi hordóban nemesedett, a hatás azonban a vártnál is jobban lenyűgözött. Fekete tea színű testén szerény hab húzódik, ez mondhatni igencsak természetes. Illatai meseszerűek, a hordóban történő érlelés megtette a hatását, vaskos, karizmatikus vonásokkal ruházva fel a főzetet. Scotch-szerű, vaníliás, marcipános-mandulás aromák feszülnek egymásnak, ázott tölgyfachips mézzel megcsorgatva; lehengerlő összhatás. Félédes vörösbor jegyei, visszafogott, simogató szénsavhálóval körbefonva; mézes, karamellás, trópusi gyümölcsök aszalványai, likőrszerű édesség szárazabb befejezéssel. Minden kortya vibráló hangulatot áraszt, az érlelésnek ez esetben valóban súlya van. A fékezhetetlenül intenzív komponensek kikezdhetetlen kötéssel kapcsolódnak össze, a masszív szerkezet körvonalai mégis kecses, elegáns módon rajzolódnak ki. Egyszerűen tökéletes alkotás!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (525) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 The scent of this beer is intense and enchanting. This is a beer you want to keep smelling. Flowers, vanilla and tones of wood stroking your nose. The first sip goes from beer to wine and back again. Light bitter tones walks along. Evaluates during his stay in the glass and continues to enchant you. Sweet and warm aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShivanDragon (2263) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
Fles via Trade @Benzai, nog bedankt !
robijn bruin/rood met minimale licht kaki kraag
aroma: rood fruit, weeďg hout, honing, floraal, vanille, toffee
smaken: medium zoet, licht bitter, sterk, normaal gefruit, matig gemout, hout, vanille, rode wijn, hout
ietwat zachtere tanine smaken/bourbon, banaan.
wederom een uitstekende quadrupel variant

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
One of a whole series of La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged, this one from 2013; since each version is matured on a different combination of barrels, they all have their own character. It’s a series I intend to follow more closely from now on. This one has a loose, greyishly yellow beige, milky head and deep wine-red colour with bronze hue, clear with delicate and steady sparkling. Powerful aroma immediately shouts burgundy wine, cognac and a lot of vanilla-like woody tannins, apart from hints of redcurrant, strawberry jam, Belgian chocolates, amaretto, cloves, gingerbread, candied orange, honey, caramel candy, balsamic vinegar, dry sherry, old port wine and freshly cut red apples. Red fruits in the mouth, slight and refreshing tartness becoming stronger towards the end, sweet candied dates and oranges, liqueurish, with a smooth, honeyish and caramelly malt backbone leading to a complex, very vinous finish of spicy and peppery, yet gentle hops, drying woodiness, sourish and grape-like fruitiness and a fair amount of warming, yet still elegant, port- and whisky-like alcohol. A treat for quadrupel fans, very complex, almost feels like a wine or a sherry and in that sense I’d be equally happy with a classification as a barley wine. Has great aging potential, like the others: the beer type by itself as well as the bottling are clearly intended for cellaring. A side by side tasting of different batches of this brew would prove interesting. For now: along with the few other batches I had of this, by far the most interesting La Trappe product.


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