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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #14

Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Oak Aged Quadrupel
Batch #14
75% Cognac Barrel
7% New Acacia
11% New Oak
The aroma is dominated by cognac, with hints of flowers, prunes, grapes almond and vanilla. On the palate, warmth and the grape fruitiness of cognac. The finish is oaky, malty and, finally, speaks of grape. A beautiful marriage of Quad and Cognac from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1874) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. brown bottle corked and capped poured into a Trappist glass. Dark brown with big medium brown highlights and light off-white head. Aroma is cognac, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is cognac, prunes, some grape, and hints of oak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Senka (563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2014
35.5cl bootle. Served rather cold. Due this - it does not feel like quad, but rather perfect barley wine with extra slick body. Superb beer. Does cost a lot, but it is worth to get it on yout list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (591) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Dark brown beer with a beige foam. Lots of sweet bread, dark syrup and over ripe orange fruits on the nose with a hint of banana and sherry. Sherry, banana, yeast and caramel flavors. Quite sweet. Soft carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (392) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2014
#300. Bottle, 375mL. Home. Compared with La Trappe Quadrupel. A dark brown beer with light hues at the bottom of my glass. Medium off-white head, medium retention head. Complex aroma of grape (like in Muscat wine), fig, walnut, caramel, alcohol. Medium sweet (sugary < alcohol). Very round. Great presence. Full body, medium texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet caramel finish. Overall, a delicious beer (winy aroma) : great balance between elegance and power. Batch14 is darker, less powerful and more elegant. The "normal" one is much more like a standard good quadrupel (prune, banana, pear, roasty malt).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerohen (2031) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Number 2000!! Part of tasting session with Oak Aged #1, #10, #12, # 13, #14, and #17. Relatively high on carbonation, resulting in a beautiful head. Aroma of cognac, wood, quite some alcohol, vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel, extremely smooth, lots of wood and vaniilla in flavor too, sweetness, but combined with enough bitterness from the beer to make it perfectly balanced. Lasting warming finish, a sipper. Phenomenal beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle in a vertical of several batches, small sample, served in a taster glass. Slight hazy amber color, just a bit darker than the regular Quadrupel and much lighter than several other versions. Aroma is slight boozy of cognac, oak wood, bit grapes, bit fruity. Flavor blends really well with the original flavors of the Quad with caramelly sweetness, fruity cognac. Slight alcohol booze in the finish, but not as much as the bourbon. The flavors are combining very very good and makes it much better than red wine or bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Reddish brown colour with minimal head on top. Aroma has red berries, fruits, lots of red wine / tannin and some oak. Taste has vanilla and sweetness at first, then red berries, grassy hops and oak. Full body and quite high carbonation. Excellent quadrupel without the banana notes which I dislike in my quadrupels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (659) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
Batch 14, bottle at home, Dark red-brown beer, aroma is Cognac, red fruit. Taste is cognac, red fruit, bitter sweet. Alcohol gives a warm feeling. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2609) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
(La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #14) 375 ml bottle, corked and caged, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 10% Deep red brown colour on the body, quite hazy, with a small off-white head. Thin, with low retention, leaving light lacing around the glass. Aroma has wood, vanilla, dark ripe fruits, prunes more specifically. Nice touches of cognac are surfacing after every swirl of the glass. Hints of alcohol. Taste of grapes, dark fruits, wood and more vanilla as it warms up, the cognac also more notable although every now and then reminds me of bourbon. Lightly boozy but then again most of the oak aged La Trappes are. Medium thin body, good soft carbonation. Another great batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (875) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Produit exceptionnel ! Couleur brun foncé, peu de mousse, peu d’effervescence. Equilibre parfait, produit complexe qui mêle malts et alcool. Finale sur le boisé. Génial !

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