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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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (577) - 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 !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (635) - Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2014
A good friend big t got at the berwery and what a find. Aroma is full of cognac and alcohol with sugar and yeast notes.a full flavor and complex beer that also is smooth and rich. Flavors of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit and of coarse cognac.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (582) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl, couleur marron peu de mousses et peu d’effervescence, une bière incroyable avec un goût très marqué sur le grillé et le caramélisé mais en plus l’attaque sur les acides du fûts et de la vanille rends l’ensemble complexe et équilibré en bouche.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2370) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours unclear mahogny in color with a slightly tan head. Notes of cognac comes forward at one instantly as one opens the bottle. There’s also some ripe dark fruity notes mixed with oak present aromawise. Soft mouthfeel. Ripe raisins and plums in taste. Dry finish with a bit of vinous notes in aftertaste. I do like the smooth and soft approach in this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
(Bottle, 0.375 l, from Alko Arkadia, 20140621) The beer poured ruby port coloured and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had cognac, wood, vineousness, vanilla and caramel. Palate was medium bodied and warming with low carbonation. Flavours were wood, vineousness, vanilla, cognac, malts, sweetness, dried plums and low bitterness. Aftertaste had wood, cognac, sweetness and bitterness. A nice combination of wood, the alcohol soaked into the wood and the beer. Perhaps the beer could have been more forward. The sweetness wasn’t excessive which was pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Migmar (245) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Brown, quite transparent, medium head. Plums, raisins, wood, vanilla. Definitely cognac-y. Alcohol comes through quite clearly. Medium sweetness. Interesting hybrid of beer and cognac, but I personally prefer the plain quadrupel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige hhe aroma of oak, cognac, fruits and alcohol. The taste of fruits with almond, some cognac and wood. The aftertaste is of alcohol with fruits and wood. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
375 c&c from Bine and Vine. Pours darkly ruddy brown. Aroma is quite cognac. And woody. Med + body. Flavor is treacle, brandy, oak. Quite smooth and mellow. Somewhat treacle sweet. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a transient beige head and vanilla and cognac aroma. There is a slightly sweet malt flavor with lots of oak and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2014
Crimson red brown 4 finger head. Persimmon cherry and oak nose. Candy sugar, ginger, toast brown sugar, more oak. Sweet peach finish


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