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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2

La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2
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Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 2 (blended on July 26, 2010). For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Medium Oak Toast 9
Port Medium Burnt Toast (American Oak) 64
Port Medium Burnt Toast (French Oak) 9
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) 18

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jessoj (52) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
resin, amber, brown, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle courtesy Chrisv10. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are wood, vanilla, fruits, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19216) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled, thanks Pallieter85! Cloudy orange/brown, no head. Aroma of caramel and whisky. Sweet and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Layer flavour of caramel and whisky, a bit vinous with quite some alcohol warmth in the finish. Intense and flavourful, yet relaxed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (997) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2011
Red-amber color; In the nose: caramel, sherry/madeira touches, makes me think of a barrel aged Burgundt Pinot Noir type of wine. The wood flavour comes back in the mouth as well, giving the traditional quadrupel taste that extra "wow" feeling. Quite balanced; sweet in the beginning, dries out and becomes bitter after 3-4 seconds. Nice but expensive (>8€, about 9.5$ for a 37.5 cl bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 38cl, Batch 2, on new oak and used (Port) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, heavy and slightly burnt, yet balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good Trappist, yet expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle @ EODT’10: Small white foamy head on top of a cloudy dark orange beer. Smell a strange mix of fruits, vanilla, sweets, malts, wood and spices. Taste wood, vanilla, whiskey, roosvice, fruits, hint of malts and spices and a small hint of alcohol. Low carbo, mid body and soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (238) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle @ EODT10 Pours a murky orange body. Small white head. Obvious hints of wood, soft fruits, vanilla in the head. Taste is very smooth, definitely very different from regular quadrupel. Vanilla, dried fruit, caramel malts. Little bitterness, but very balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Brygshoppen.
Pours hazy redish amber with a great, creamy, off-white head. Fine light lacing. Aroma is sweet, vinious, light oak, mild milky, chocolate, a bit of plums and fat caramel. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, lots of fat caramel, tannins, vanilla, somewhat sharpish alcohol, plums, mild chocolate. Very delicious, even if it does have La Trappes usual alcoholic power to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle in my 39p La Trappe chalice from a charity shop in Coventry. This beer was so expensive when I saw it back in October (more than a fiver), I had to persuade my girlfriend to buy me it for Christmas. I still believe in Christmas- I’m a Christmasist, as Gez would say. I instinctively want to dislike this beer because it smells of monks being wrestled to the ground by a marketing team, selling out and tryng to cash in, and should be shit but really, really isn’t. Dull chestnut with a short-lived head. Aroma something else; custard, butterscotch, marzipan, molten cinder toffee ladelled over raisins. Thick, sweet caramelised custard speckled with raisin taste; maple syrup and liquorice Allsorts, yet meatier and nowhere near cloying. Zero alcohol. Rare thing: beer massively enhanced by aging in oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2010
Corked bottle from brewery store. Amber color. Oak, marzipan and port wine in the aroma. malty sweet flavor with oak, cognac and marzipan. Port notes in the aftertaste. Alcoholic but amazingly complex.

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