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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%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Amber colored with a slight haze. Thin white head. Intense aroma of ripe fruit, caramel, wood, grpaes. Sweet and vinous flavor. Rpe fruit, caramel, wood, a bit boozy but tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9802) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear ruby red color, thick off-white to beige head. Smell some sweetness, slightly woodish and indeed winey. Taste winey, also sweetness and soft, velvety. Very soft carbonation, a bit thin texture. Low to medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5380) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2011
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass darker than the other versions I had, small head. Starts strong-malty, modest sweet, hints of chewing gum. Also some fruity notes. Finish well balanced, less sweet, warming-malty. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2011
Dark brown coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a medium off white head. Yeasty banana fruity with some spicy hinted sweet malty aroma’s. Full light creamy tingling palate. Finish is roasted sweet bitter malty and creamy with a longer light yeasty fruity and alcoholic hinted taste. Ending is a very subtile burn of alcohol at the back of the throath. Creamy beer with some very subtile flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 22nd September 2011
On tap at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Slightly hazy amber beer, small white head. Smooth semi dry palate with mild fine carbonation, Sweetish malt with some dried fruit. Quite a lot of estery bubblegum. Dry woody finish. Not really getting this batch. Unsatisfying. Original rating 2.7.

2nd March 2012.
A bottle this time. Cloudy brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate with nice fine carbonation. Smooth mild caramel with estery bubblegum that isn’t too sweet. Holding it together is a nicely integrated red wine (red wine?) vibe that has Port like cherry and blackcurrant. A little spice and a trace of wood. Semi dry finish. Very nicely integrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is very fruity with fresh red fruits, raisins, plum. Flavor is sweet and overly fruity. No sharp edges, quite smooth brew. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4181) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is deep woody fruit, some caramel malt. Flavour is deep red fruit, some wine and raisin, loads of wood. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7492) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
Draft @ Delirium Monestarium, Brussels. 15cl LaTrappe chalice. Orangée, brumeuse, col beige, fin et crémeux. Arôme est phénoménal avec des notes de fruits et de chênes somptueuses. Bois est bien placé ace des légères notes de tanins et sucre candi. En bouche, bière avec belle balance. Note de chêne et de bois qui ressortent bien. Malt bien en avant avec un caramel sucré et en retrait note biscuité. Fruits noirs donnant à la fois une impression de pomme caramel, avec raisins, prunes, note de sucre candi. Une bière somptueuse sous tous les points, et à 10% reste d’un pure plaisir à déguster.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Draught at t’Arendsnest. Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and yeast. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices. Sweet and spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
From tap at Biertempel.Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic, fruity and light spiced. Dry, malty, phenolic and toasted malty. Bitter and dry finish.


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