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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2

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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: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcnealc31 (250) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Pours an exquisite and hazy deep amber. Not much head, but a good amount of lacing. Smells of grapes, oak, and caramel. Then, there’s the taste. Sweet malt, a nudge of bitter hops, then a familiar unctuous feel and flavor that reveals the oak aging. Full, creamy, round mouthfeel without being heavy. The 10% ABV warms on the way down, but doesn’t overpower any of the magnificent flavors. Unsurprisingly, it becomes more complex and the flavors bolder as it warms.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
Bottled from the monastery, tasted side by side with a regular Quadrupel and Oak Aged batch #9. Ruby colored, small head. The port notes emerge immediately pouring it into the glass, very powerful, fruity, oak, combined with all the other features that are already in a normal Quadrupel, absolutely fantastic. Very complex yet smooth fruity flavor, oak, raisins, malts. Lasting fruity finish. By far the best Oak Aged i’ve had so far, immensely complex, yet very smooth and balanced. Please, make this version again!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
Split together with Belgbeergeek, Beerdrifter & Thirstybird // 2010 Vintage // tasted after once again Quercus #2 & the magnificent O.A. #1 // darker than # 1, dark copper red with a small white head // smells of sweet vanilla oak, lots of oak, candy, berries, spices and toffee // sweet malts, candy, dried fruits, sweet dark fruits, light bitter touch, vanilla oak, lots of toffee, caramel, lots of sweet vanilla oak, touch of hops, tad rawer than the incredibly smooth #1 // very smooth, light sparkling, damn good even if I prefer #1 over this one

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle bought at the brewery. Wonderful aroma, like julmust in Sweden. Looks like mead drunk in Finland during 1st of may. Taste like port wine, wood, sahti. Lovely stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7144) - NUNEATON, Top 23, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Ondineke Aalst. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is swee, oak, licorice, caramel. Flavour is sweet, oak, vanilla, licorice, caramel, oak. Well balanced nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10162) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1163) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 26, 2011
average frothy off white head. mostly diminishing. fair lacing. brownish-amber, flat, thick body. aroma: caramel, tons of oak, apple, alcohol, whisky. if: heavy bitter sweet. ff: moderate bitter heavy sweet; long duration. palate: medium full body, dry texture, soft carbonation and heavy alcoholic and metallic finish. more malty than the regular LT’s quadrupel. strong oak taste. caramel sweetness. hints of brandy and date. hard alcoholic warming. 250s. great beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (903) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 26, 2011
Nel trappistglass, ha un bel colore ambrato scuro con una schiuma che svanisce piano piano. All’inizio l’aroma che sprigiona è magnifico, peccato che dopo alcune annusate, si disperda molto. In bocca è davvero splendida, molto rotonda, liquorosa decisa e un bel finale asciutto.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2011
375 ml bottle @ Café Ondineke in Aalst. Slightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, vanilla, wood and a bit sharp alcoholic. Flavor is sweet maly, some caramel, dry fruit, spices, sweet and warm alcohol. Full body and a long and pleasant aftertaste. Not to much traces of oak but there is something here. I like this a lot.


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