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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #14

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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a tiny, fizzy white head that soon disappears. Aroma has licorice, toasted caramel, Port, light grapes. Low to no carbonation, fine oily and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet, caramel, licorice, oak, vanilla, vinious. Quite prominent Barrel aging.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, cognac, vanilla, wood and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Quad. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (850) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle, pours red brown with an off white head. Plums, wood, vanilla, brandy, sherry, pear, bit of alcohol. Sweet, but not cloying, silky texture, full body, soft carbonation. Lovely, excellent balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (2329) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
Mooie caramelkkeur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, crème, toffee, beetje alcohol. Smaakt vol, vanille, crème, cognac. Beetje alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2243) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
Bruin caramel koper bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, overrijp fruit, vanille. Smaakt vanille, hout, overrijp fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy sweet aroma, port-wine. Flavor is sweet, malty too, moderate bitter. Syrupy. texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (5936) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
light sweet malty aroma,brown, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic porty finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dukeandduke (182) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3/26/15 (Bottle) - Dark brown/red appearance, non carbonated / no foam. Strong brandy aroma and other sweet aromas. Nice brandy taste with wine, sherry and wine prevalent. Very smooth beer with a very heavy kick. Excellent offering!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2077) - 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 (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle @home. Brown color with a small white head. Smells and tastes sweet, alcohol, wood, fruit.


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