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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #3

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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 3 (blended on September 17, 2010)

Type - % in batch
New Oak Medium Toast - 18%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 55%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 27%


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Light clear brown pour, plenty of carbonation and left a good amount of lacing. Aroma was sweet malt, brown sugar, funky cheese and prunes. Flavor is very dry woody malt, cedar, white pepper, vanilla and dry/well balanced on the aftertaste. Very good, but a little steep at $15/375.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
(375ml, Batch 3) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of fresh cut oak, raisins, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of new oak, raisins, yeast, some honey, and vanilla.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011
(375ml courtesy of jcnd9803!). Pours a hazy dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma has lots of dried fruit (raisin, fig, date), banana along with some candied sugar or jaggery. The taste is sweet with the dried fruits coming out, but there is also an alcohol burn. The alcohol is fruity and brandy-like. Thin to medium bodied with an oily texture. This is very unlike their regular quad and its a little harsh in the finish. But, I do love the fruity character of this beer. Kudos to the Brothers at Koningshoeven.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2011
Opens with barely a pop. Pours dark caramel color with creamy head. Aromas of dark fruits, oak and vanilla. Dark fruits and candy sugar flavors with some oak and a little boozy. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3030) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Batch 3 bottle tasted blind at a top 10 quad blind tasting A: Orangish red brown. Thin eggshell-white. S: Raisins, orange peel, banana, clove, a little wood, and a brandy like booze T: Oaky notes really come out here in the flavor. Vanilla, a little boozy sweetness, light fruits like banana and orange. And some dark fruits including fig and raisins. M: Moderate body with a light astringent finish and just a dash of heat. O: A unique, take on a quad with the barrel treatment. Takes it away from quad territory and almost into the old ale realm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle shared at RBWG. Pours cloudy amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is malt, peppery hops, fruit and yeast. The taste is oak, spicy yeast, vanilla and citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2011
Irregular, medium off-white head over reddish brown beer, opaque. Blue cheese, goat’s cheese, cheesy hops; pungent, woody. After some time, cocos or copra. Hot fusels, again cheesy, but less than in the nose; vanilla cream, sweet; dessert with cocos, exotic fruit, rum and crème Anglaise. Very fiery alcoholwarming, slick-oily, even chewy MF. Quite good, but a tad overpowering in flavours, not at all subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Sweet toffee and raisins in the nose, light vanilla oak. Taste is moderately set, lightly bitter, very soft with cotton candy, honey and peat. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
375ml corked and caged bottle, it is not a half liter bottle people below me. Batch 3. It pours a plum/red/brown with a foamy off-white head that dissipates decently quickly with some decent lacing. It smells awesome. It is has a lot of dark fruit scents along with some alcoholic scents like port and sherry and even a hint of bourbon even though there is none in here. The oak is huge, it is loaded with vanilla and wood scents. There is also some sugary malt. The flavor is also good. La Trappe is probably the weakest of the Trappist Quads, but it still is a nice beer and the oak just adds to it. It is rich and fruity with a tang to it, and the oak is again in the forefront. It is very nicely oaked beer. This one is decentlyhot, like a typical La Trappe Quad, but a bit more rounded from the barrels and the length of the aging though. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-20-2011 05:30:10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
12.7 oz bottle. Foggy brown with a thin creamy haze. Nose is bubblegum, oak and nutmeg. Medium body with a buzz and a tang. Taste is raisin, plum, yeast and vanilla. Simple, soft and clean. Avoids the sharpish alcohol kick of the regular but not so much different.


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