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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #16

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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Inmiddels hebben we vol trots BATCH 16 gepresenteerd. Deze Quadrupel Oak Aged heeft een diepe bronzen kleur met een schuimkraag als van amber. De geur wordt gedomineerd door een mengeling van hout en honing. Hierna volgen wijnachtige aroma’s, waarna een port/sherryachtige geur blijft hangen. De smaak is erg zacht en vol. Voor een Quadrupel is deze batch vrij droog en door de lange rijping op eiken- en accasia-barriques mooi afgerond. De lagertijd van 2 jaar is voldoende, hoewel deze batch door zijn volle smaak gegarandeerd nog jaren goed op dronk zal zijn als deze goed wordt bewaard. Naast de invloed van rode wijn- en brandyvaten kent deze Oak Aged ook Oloroso-invloeden. De hop is nauwelijks meer aanwezig, maar de tannines van hout en wijn zorgen voor een aangename bitterheid. Het verfijnde bouquet komt het best tot zijn recht als deze batch wordt geschonken op een temp. van 16-18°C. Batch 16 is sinds 22-03-2014 in de Kloosterwinkel te verkrijgen. Voor Batch 16 is de volgende verdeling van toepassing: Type In Batch Brandy 36,5% Oloroso 27% Nieuw Eiken Medium Toasted 10% Nieuw Eiken High Toasted 10% Late Bourgondy 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (541) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 23, 2015
375 ml bottle from Beergium.com
Brown, moderate hazy body, with a big, dissipating, creamy, beige head.
Complex, luxurious aroma of red wine, dried fruits, oak barrel, brown sugar, red berries, sherry.
Taste quite follows this, with the wine and oak notes more dominant and maybe a bit less complex as the nose.
Medium, velvety mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes warm, but not too alcoholic, astringent, with dominant, long-lasting, quite dry oak notes, wine, some fruits.

Delicious! My first of the Oak Aged batches, enjoyed this much more than their standard Quad. I love beers with distinct oak notes and this one has lovely oak everywhere! I dare to say it comes quite close to the famous, big three Quads from Belgium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2954) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky light brown beer with a very small off white head on top. Aroma is very vineous, fruity, loads of wood, boozy touches, very complex and sweet. Flavor is also very sweet, lots of ripe fruits, caramel, alcohol. Very juicy mouthfeel, very sweet aftertaste with soft carbonation. Very nice to taste the base beer back in this. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2316) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: brown beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: sherry? Sweet, red wine TASTE: sherry, oak, red wine, sweet, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle, 375ml corked. The aroma has lots of dried fruits, some chocolate and a faint booze touch. Some dark sugars too. Cellar and a vinous touch too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a soft carbonation. It’s smooth and full-bodied, with lots of flavors. Dried fruits, brown sugar hints, cellar hints and lots of vinous notes in the aroma. Lasting finish. Pretty wonderful this one, sure a beer to repeat. 141228

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paulvanpelt (355) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Doorzichtig, bruin bier met oranje gloed en nauwelijks een schuimkraag. In de neus lijkt het meer op rode wijn dan bier. In de mond een aroma van bessen, druiven, hout en honing. Op de nadronk alcohol en noten. Smaak is zoet en bitter met zure tonen, droog op de nadronk. Zacht, nauwelijks co2. Volle body, erg complex. Zeer goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (151) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Here we go! This batch was riped for two years in brandy and burgondy red wine casks - the result is a beer with a surprising fruit acidity, hints of cherries and other red berries, an heavy alcohol taste and a fine bitterness coming from the tannines of the casks (the hop is nearly not present anymore). There’s still some sparkle, but the beer is nearly flat and has a sweet alcohol finish that leaves you with a wooden alcohol burn on your tongue - just like a nice fire at home! Alone the fact of taking one of the best Qaudrupels on the market and age it in different barrels - but then, you don’t blend them but sell them per batch - this is gret. And the beer itself also. Unfortunately, it can’t be replicated…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at het brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Hazy brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of vanilla, oak, ripe fruits, leather and some alcohol. Flavor is very smooth, sweet, brandy, vanilla and sherry. Lovely balance and very full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Caramel brown pour with aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, and toasted malt. Dark fruit flavor with toffee,vanilla, and toasted malt. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jeroenhensen (225) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Een diepe donkere geur en een karamel kleur. Heerlijk aroma van honing, karamel en wijn. Geniet bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Paulo Mac Quad, 24/10/14. Lightly hazed chestnut brown with moderate beige spotting and edgework. Nose is caramel, stewed fruits, dates, toasty wood, spice, fruit cake, light vanilla, hint of sherry. Taste comprises bitter dark fruits, spice, sherry tinged wood, dates, toasted brown sugar. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Another solid Quad from La Trappe.

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