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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #3

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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Cloudy brown pour - nose of oak, dark fruit, grape, and cherry. Taste is woody with spicy belgian yeast and lots of fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle thanks to Sarah. Pours a hazy deep amber with visible particulates and a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of caramel, toast, spice and port with a backing cookie note. Flavor begins with bread, cookie and dark fruit and develops a port note in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PatrickSwayze (5) - - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
Smells of deep rich figs with a hint of oak. Taste of rich cherry soaked in oak. deep caramel blended. honestly a blend of rich fruits that melds perfectly together. a bronzy light reddish hue with a thin lght tan head

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Outstanding. Aroma of vanilla, oak, caramel and brown sugar. Chestnut, medium color with some light sediment. Taste is oaky with caramel, vanilla, chest warming alcohol and, and single malt scotch characteristics. Very complex, excellent tasting beer. Also less carbonated than the similar Belgian beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

[ Side by Side tasting of batch # 1-2-3-4 ]. [ Trade by Countbeer ]. Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood, light alcohol, dried fruit notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, malty, wood - oak, alcohol, dried fruit - raisin notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20111123]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12/21/11. 12.7oz corked and caged bottle. Tasted side by side with the regular quad. Hazy brown pour with a nice khaki head that sticks forever. The pour is very slightly darker than the regular. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, cream, vanilla, and butterscotch... the oak definitely shows compared to the original. Sweet flavor of brown sugar, dark fruits, burnt sugar, vanilla, and cream. Again, the oak definitely shows. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
12.7 ounce/375 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch #3. I’ve had this bottle for a while now, so I might as well drink it! Served in a Dogfish Head Signature glass, the beer pours a murky amber/brown color with about an inch light tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. There’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet, it smells like brown sugar, oak, caramel malt, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, and port. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some banana and dark fruit flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Overall I think it’s a good but not great beer. At $14.99 a bottle I probably wouldn’t buy it again, but even then I still think it’s worth trying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2821) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
L’identité de La Trappe Q se manifeste dès la première effluve. Du bois, des fruits confits, du poivre. En bouche c’est plein de maturité, le chêne atténue bien les esters trappistes. solide et accessible malgré la complexité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to my friend Jamie: Poured a orange to light brown with no head to thin tan. Aroma is sweet taffy to dark fruit, some oak. Taste is mild fruit and yet has a woodsy edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
375ml bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. 26/10 written on cork.
Appearance : Clear deep amber with big white creamy head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Red fruits with caramel. Nutty and yeasty. Light spices. Very light wood, not much.
Palate : Fizzy but rather soft for the style. Nice.
Taste : Caramel, red fruits with yeast. Spicy and rather woody. Some alcohol on finish. Light harshness coming from the wood but it’s not annoying. Nice woody finish.
Overall : Interesting. It seems the alcohol is more present than with the regular version but I don’t really see why. Maybe less sweetness and more wood brings the alcohol upfront. Nice added complexity coming from the wood. Great nutty nose. Nice wood also. Maybe slightly better than the regular version but I haven’t had it in a long time. It also seems my rating for the regular is a bit overdone.

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