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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #14

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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1296) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
375ml bottle at home. Dark mahogany brown with a small slightly off-white head with low retention. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Oak, iodine, ripe fruits, caramel, malts and herbs. Another tasty oak aged brew from La Trappe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle @home. Brown color with a small white head. Smells and tastes sweet, alcohol, wood, fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4421) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
Damn this bottle was hard to open. Brown colour with a small beige head. Smells wood, sweet, slightly roasty, alcohol, some kind liquor. Tastes raisins, alcohol, wood, quite sweet, almond, hazelnut. Quite boozy, full body, low alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChemaMartinez (24) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2015
Una cerveza para disfrutar a tragos cortos y sin más distracciones. Se nota mucho el punto de alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of myself... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a deep red with a smallish head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma offers plenty of toffee & brandy. It’s got lots of oak & fig, some big booze notes & some vanilla.

The flavor is plenty boozy, but not unpleasantly so. It’s got a nice sweetness with some rich flavors of plum, pear, caramel, and vanilla to match. The oak is pretty darned pronounced here, but it’s also quite rich... which is to say that at no point does the beer come across as annoyingly woody. It’s defiantly got a really well integrated presence of cognac as well.

Really very good, sometimes I forgot how great a well done Quad can be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Cognac, wood, vanilla, and dark fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1943) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Senka (800) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (598) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (482) - 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).


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