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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle, thanks wickedpete(?). Cloudy amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some candi sugar, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some wood, light candi sugar. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle@RBWG--thanks. Hazy amber color/ ivory head. Spicy toffee, vanilla, dry wood aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Nice light pit fruit flavors with spicy caramel, belgian yeast, dry wood, toffee, vanilla--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Very high carbonation and very sweet. It is like a belgian banana caramel soda pop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Dirty dark amber. Thin head picks up with a light swirl. Cinamon and candy sugar eniticing scent is unique for a Quad. Low ABV taste; smooth ultra deluxe caramel. Light drinkable and tasty. Dry sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Not particularly impressive for my liking. Carbonation ridiculously high, soda-like. Taste is somewhat cola-esque, some sweet raisins and molasses and a spice note mid-palate. Just kinda unimpressive, and considering the cost, not worthy of my time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle @ Cheeky Monk. Hazy orange brown appearance with a small white head. Quite oaky, woody, medium vanilla, candy sugar, toasty, Belgian yeasty, caramel malty nose. Candy sugar, oaky, caramel, vanilla, light to medium booze, medium yeasty, brown malty flavor. Mild to medium booze on the finish with candy sugar, vanilla, and wood. Sweet caramel, candy sugar aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
pours a muddy orange/brown, some carbonation, thin off-white head. Nose is candy, some vanilla, some oak notes and some spiciness. Mid range body, very smooth. Alcohol is well hidden for such a high abv beer. Refreshing finish. Subtle oak finish. Stellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
375 ml, batch 3. Pours a cloudy, deep dark ruby red/chestnut brown color with mahogany edges when held to a light and a half finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thin lasting cap. Thin rings and sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Sweet estery aroma with hints of dark fruit, spice, candy sugar and a nice oak barrel presence. Slightly toasty with a sweet vinous character that compliments the dark fruit notes very nicely. Hints of grape, raisin, fig, currants and plum along with some other dark berries and some nice earthy oak. There’s also some zesty spice notes with hints of pepper, anise and candy sugar. The nose on this beer is very complex. Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a good balance of vinous and earthy barrel character, spice, estery Belgian yeast and sweet dark fruit. The barrel character is most prominent up front but it isn’t too aggressive, allowing the flavors of the base beer to shine through. Great balance of toasted oak and sweet vinous notes. The blend of virgin, La Trappe and Port aged French oak creates a nice balance of flavor. Subtle smokiness with hints of vinous grape notes that compliment the base beer very nicely. Not boozy or hot at all, however, resulting in a very flavor, well balanced beer that is extremely quaffable. The barrel flavors are quickly balanced by the sweeter, spicy notes of the base beer. Hints of grape, currant, fig, plum and raisin as well as some faint alcohol sweetness, candy sugar and peppery spice. Overall, I enjoyed this beer very much. I had high expectations going in and they were exceeded. If you love this brewery like do or Belgian quads in general, I highly recommend seeking out this beer. Excellent!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2011
Tasted on 4/24/11 (Easter) from a 375mL corked and caged bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours cloudy brown-orange with a massive off-white head that slowly settles into a thin spotty blanket of lace. The nose is overwhelmingly banana candy (like Runts) with very light hints of vanilla and caramel. The flavor is more balanced with the fruity Belgian yeast accentuated by the oak. There is still plenty of banana flavor, but there are also strong oaky vanilla and caramel flavors along with some light bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long caramel, vanilla, and banana finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle - 12.7 ounce corked and caged. Ruby brown pour with a tall, fluffy beige head. Dusty yeast, wood notes, dark fruit, soft spice and caramel in the nose. Strong wood notes, vanilla, dark fruit, spice, dusty yeast, toasted caramel, and coconut round out the flavors. Body is medium-full with a strong, exuberant carbonation. Finishes with some sticky sweet malt notes, spice, dark fruit, soft coconut, vanilla, damp oak, cocoa, yeast and brown sugar. Damn tasty!

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