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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #5

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


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1558) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (5649) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7803) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
red, hazy, minimal head, nuts, soy sauce, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (965) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
red, brown, cloudy, tan foam, vanilla, soy sauce, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
A clear light brown colored beer, with a smaal beige head. The aroma of fruits with tonsel, light notes of wood, some wine notes. The taste of sweet fruits, some tonsel a little alcohol. The aftertaste sweet with alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
In short: A big uber-sweet sticky amber beer. Meh
How: Tap at ’t Arendsnest, Amsterdam
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by very small beige head
In long: Nose is sweetened baked fruits, some wood and booze. Taste is just so uber-sweet that I almost didn’t finish my small glass. Plenty of sugars, candied apples, butterscotch hard-candies, more brown sugar, lots of vanilla, rich caramel, sweet dark fruits, alcohol. No hops presence whatsoever. Mouthfeel was sticky-sweet and with a medium carbonation. I was never a big fan of the regular La Trappe Quad and this barrel aged version is a step down from a beer I don’t really like to start with. Just too sweet for me. And of course the beer has high ratings because it is a big beer. I could conclude this rating by asking if ratebeer’s notation system favors bigger more intense beers over the more subtle elegant session beers. But I am not one to end a rating with a rhetorical question. Or am I?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2012
On tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam.
Deep mahagony colored one with a small pffwhite head. Moderated aroma that opens whn the beer gets warmer. Green apples, tuttifrutti and a lot of fruits like fig and raisins, and some oak. Complex flavor, fruits again(green apples, raisins and tropical fruits), tarty character of thge oaks, bubblegum again because of the high abv. Delicious.

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