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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #5

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3901) - 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 (7432) - 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 (3428) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle at Fermentoren. Pours a hazy brown with an offwhite head. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, white wine, spices. Tastes of a heavy sweetness, mild tart, some acidity, mild bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, syrupy texture. The initial taste was much stronger on the white wine, esp compared to the dregs of #4 I had just finished. Mouthfeel is still quite white wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear brown - offwhite head. Nutty. Sweetness. LIght wine notes. Raisins. Fruity. Ok wooden. Banana. Toasted malts. Light chocolate. Peppery. High malty. Too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
#1425 draught; nose is heavy green apple acid, sweet plum, some dry rosehip, almond, feel and carb are medium, taste is mediumsweet apple, some almond, dry lemon, later rubber note

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
Light brown with a small off White head. Aroma of Wood, vanilla, grapes, and the whitewhine barrel notes makes perfect sence, they are there along with the rest. Heavy toffee flavor, alchohol, lots of vinouse notes, again vanilla. Desert like finish with the previous notes lingering. Great

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2012
light sweet vanilla, alcoholic and porty aroma,orange, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light alholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012
Colour is brown, unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is white port, vanilla, alcohol, sweet. Flavor is sweet, coco, vanilla, more port-wine, light acid, almost no bitternss. Soft. Warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
010811: A fantastic and exciting aged beer. dry white wine aroma. Rich delicious flavor with good notes from the cask.


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