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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #3

Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
375 c&c from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours a very dark cognac with a decent creamy off-white head. Aromas of moderately dark fruit and raw oak/wood. Full bodied. Very little heat. Smooth malt, oak, grape/raisin and just a little hop. Nicely balanced. Just excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours ruby brown with a nice off-white head that subsided rather quickly. There is a woody aroma that implies aging in a raw oak barrel, and a hearty malt flavor that is a bit fruity with some raisin and oak and a slightly warming alcohol trail. A nice job of aging a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown with a small head. Aroma of dried fruit, vanilla, toffee and earthy oak. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel, boozy vanilla and a bit of Belgian yeast. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a smooth, soft mouth feel. Excellent beer, I like that a Trappist brewery is getting into Oak aging, this can only be a good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG thanks to Walter for sharing this, pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is candied sugar, belgian yeast, oak and sweet plums. Flavor is plums, apricots and yeast with caramel and toffee malts. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2020) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3552) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4255) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - 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.

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