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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #4

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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 4 (blended on 5 November 2010). For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Oak Medium Toast 27
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) 9
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) 18
La Trappe Q. Medium burnt (American Oak) 36
New Oak Heavy Toast 10

Batch 4 was the last port based barrel. For the next few batches we will use white wine barrels. After that, we will respectively use red wine and whiskey barrels.


Hansen's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6606) - Assentoft, - JUN 2, 2013
Amber coloured and hazy. Has sediment. Sweet aroma, coconut, vanilla, nice. Flavor starts sweet, more sweet nuts, dry, a bit astringent. Creamy texture.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiammanghilla (554) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 7, 2014
Assaggio @ cantinetta. Ambrata chiara senza schiuma. Un po' anonima, o più semplicemente la bottiglia era aperta da un po... Da riprovare ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2292) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
(La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #4) Bottle 375 ml corked and caged, poured into a small tulip. ABV 10% Dark amber colour on the body, with bits and pieces floating in it. One finger of tan head, with okay retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma, with wood, cork, grapes, caramel, vanilla, light alcohol. Taste has dark ripe fruits, sugars, caramel, wood, light vanilla. I donít get the port aging that much. Slightly boozy but then most of the oak aged batches are. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth and mellow on the palate. A very good batch too.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JacopoDeola (11) - - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle at home. Way after deadline, still great. ZDark amber with sediment. Aroma of oak and caramel. Taste of fruits (prune mainly), honey and wood. Great beer. Probably my favorite.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (111) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Uníaltra fantastica quadrupel di la trappe. Meno intensa della Batch 7, ma piý ricca di sapori. Caratterizzata da un deciso e gradevole tostato, unito a caramello e affumicato (che fa ricordare il whisky).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
2nd June 2013
Very hazy deep amber beer with a good size pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and a little soft. Semi dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malt with touches of both sweet and spicy wood. Light floral bubblegum. Nice mellow red berry fruits. Joins up very well for a dry finish. Drinks well below itís abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4623) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
nice sweet porty aroma,amber, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
0.375l corked bottle from Barley Wine. This is a light cloudy dark brown one with a small lightly lacing beige top. Really vinous and woody on the aroma. Alcohol, tons of candied sugar, sweet dried dark fruits/berries and red wine stock. Really lively and really good on the nose this! Itís right below average on the carbonation and the mouthfeel is surprisingly soft oily - almost on the border of being thin. Due to the relatively high alcohol level, I feel it had deserved a bit more body. Nice barreled-flavors. Itís really candy and fruit-sweet this. Sticky dates and figs with a warming alcohol rush down the throat. Itís not until the end you also notice a soft slightly acidic sourness. Suits it nicely, cause this is quite a sugary sweet one. Canít wait to try the others in the series. 28.01.2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and fruity aroma. Some oak notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice balance between wood and fruity notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice balanced beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KennethArd (235) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Sour sweet aroma. Almost brown but very cloudy. It has a perfect taste of smooth caramel. Delicious smooth beer. I hope I get to try one of the other batches.


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