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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: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - 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 (2731) - 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 (9628) - 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 (25094) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (688) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
37.5cl. Bottle. Poors dark amber with little creamy head. Unfiltered. Aroma white wine, oak, yeast, some malts, caramel. Taste is sweet, some bitter, you can taste hints if white wine. Mouth-feel thin, dry. Amazing complex taste and aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
Draught at Delirium Monasterium, Brussels
Hazy amber color. Boozy, caramelly oak aroma. Sweetish caramel flavor, with quite nice oak presence. Low bitterness, some boozyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Wonderfull red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hopy aroma. Barrels very present but not that well balanced. Average moderate bitter finish. woody and some vanilla notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Slightly yeasty and alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2134) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white lasting head with fair lacing. Nose of fruit, caramel and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor of apples, grapes, oranges, caramel and vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry with an alcohol touch. Very similar to # 2.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
375 ml bottle @ Kulminator // split between me & Man-ki// tasted along with batches # 3 & # 4 // from a tiny La Trappe tasting glass // 2011 Vintage // touch darker ruby amber than nr. 3 & 4, clear, head is interesting enough snow white as opposed to #3, #4 & Quercus #2 // sweet on the nose syrupy, hint of liquorish, plenty of dark fruits in this one, touch bitter // sweet syrupy, dark fruits going more towards dry & some canned ones as well, winter spices in the finish, toffee, vanilla, small touch wood, touch bitterness in the finish, that one is new, the wine?, otherwise not picking up distinct white wine or at least not what I would expect white wine to do // smooth, touch syrupy, carb. going closer to soft, out of the 3 prefered #3 & #4 but this is nice as well, grown accustomed to these

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
The head is robust, the color orange-red-brown. It smells sour-dusty a bit raisins, creamy-alcoholic. the taste is mild, fruity, dusty. I don´t like this one I more like the fresh one! 13/8/7/7/-/8


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