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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tan mudwater color. No head. Lots of sediments from aging. Over 2 1/2 years in bottle but still. Minimal bitter. White grape flavor with a boozy port background. Light flavored crisp. Delicious

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Really great beer. Pours a dark brown with a small head. More carbonation than batch #6 for sure. Aromas of brown sugar, oak, dried fruits, and port. The port is well integrated into the brew. So interesting. Very rich robust flavor and a smooth finish. 20 dollars a bottle so that’s a bit steep but you have to consider how much time and energy was put into this beer. In my opinion, worth the price, you get what you pay for. If you can find a bottle, it would be worth your time to try it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
500 cL CC bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid muddy clay brownish with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is complex: oak, fruit, yeasty malt, and spice. Tastes very oaky, somewhat tart in the fruit dept., with notes of cognac, cobwebby esters, yeasty dusty malts. This one finishes dense and complex, and is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Random find on the shelves of Gator Beverage in Gainesville. Obvious age on the bottle, with the label worn a bit. Poured on 11-24-12, so been in the bottle for over 2 years. Pours very dark red with a bit of sediment. Larger head than I expected. Smells of lots of dark fruits: figs and plums galore. Candy brown sugar as well. Some oak and definite wine presence from the port. Flavor is outstanding, and very much like Rochefort 10. Complex black cherry, plums, grape, fig, yeast, candy sugar, port, with the perfect alcohol warmth. Sip and savor this one. Now I’ll have to track down the other versions! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Refrigerated corked and capped bottle. Pours hazy medium brown with medium beige head. Little lacing, medium carbonation, and oaky aroma. Taste is bourbon, oak, some vanilla toward the finish, and some dark candy sugar. Surprizing very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (5478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a trappist glass. Poured a dark brown with a nice, creamy head of beige foam. Great retention. In the nose I can really pick up some barrel notes. I thought they were bourbon, but after finding out they are really port, I concede that they most definitely were. Some vanilla and woody notes come through in the nose behind the port notes with some fig and light raisin and banana coming through as well. The taste has a medium sweetness with just the vaguest suggestion at bitterness in the finish. It is very light, though. Full bodied with a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and very long finish with the barrel notes sticking around for quite awhile. Overall, this was the star of the evening, and deserved to be held onto for such a wonderful occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
37.5 cl bottle at Kulminator. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, creamy and dense head. Lacing head. Smooth malty, vanilla and caramelish. Light bitter and herbal. Smooth malty and ligh caramelish finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Pat, shared with Pat, Dallas, Bobby, and Zahra. Pours a deep amber brown body with a small brown head. Aroma is spice, dark fruit and light cherry. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, oak, dark fruit, raisin, Belgian sugar, alcohol heat and prune.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Pat. Split with James, Bobby, and Pat. Pours a dusty brown color with a slight brown head. Really nice Belgian nose gives of some spicy. Slight oakiness coming through. Intense dark fruit flavors mix nicely with the oak in the mouthfeel. A bit hot, but really really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Chocolate, vanilla, nutty. aok, malty, hoppy, dried fruits aroma with some whiskey notes. Simliar flavour with banan, leather and some tropical fruit notes. Really a nice beer :-)

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