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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #5

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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BATCH 5 (blended on January 25, 2011): For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Oak Heavy Toast 20
White Wine used Oak Heavy Toast 80


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel). Appearance: somewhat darker than the previous 4, small unstable head. Nose: very sweet, vinous, fruity. Taste: nice sweetness, hints of lemon (little acidity), mostly white wine. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Draft in the Arendsnest: Great taste. Had some hints of whiskey in it. ̤̤̤̤̤

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1478) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2013
375 ml bottle - pours deep marroon brown, no head. Aroma of nuts, a bit oxydised (1 year 8 months in cellar), a bit burbouny (?), monbazillac notes, earthy. Medium body, watery with no depth, one-sided. Taste of ashes and nuts, plums and dates. All in all average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4725) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep nougat brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is intense caramelly butterscotch tones, vanilla, oak, dense malty tones and hints of booze. Taste is raisins, wood, honey, intense caramel, vanilla, hints of cognac, booze, toffee and traces of nuts. Solid stuff. Full body, medium carbonation. A very nice and dense quad on the sweet side of things.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3699) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle: Off-white creamy head, amber hazy color. Oaky aroma, notes of grapes, smoke, whiskey, brandy, caramel, sugar. Flavor has also a lot of whiskey/brandy notes, barrels, sugar, wine. Dyr, astringent finish. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
Thanks Benzai for trading this one! Great beer! Appearance is not the best, but as expected, clear dark reddish brown, small head, fading quickly to nothing. The aroma is wonderful, wood, vanilla. Taste is great as well, like aroma. Carbonation is good, body ok, but might have been fuller.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30468) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, candy sugar, malt, yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, candy sugar, yeast, and malt, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. 37,5 cl. Light unclear orange-reddish amber with a small off white head. Intense and sweet, slightly spicy aroma of overripe fruits, oak, concentrated caramel. Flavor is even more intense, sweet but not too sweet, toasted malty, over ripe fruity. Some alcohol cutting through. Nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10786) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light beige head. Dense aroma of ripe fruits, wood, spice, light medicin, caramel. flavour of ripe fruits, spice, medicin. dense wood,c aramel, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. ends on a ripe fruity note.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Very sweet oaky aroma with some overripe fruit. Rich body, again very sweet oak and vanilla with almost rotten fruit - noble rot, friendly phenols. Fat and creamy with quite some warming alcohol. Probably the best Oak Aged La Trappe! 150812


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