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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #5

 
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Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Tap at beer temple in a.dam. Pours a nice amber. the taste is very vaniliay and a sweet whiskey like taste. Very refined and complex. Would like to try this one aged a few years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011

Bottle 375ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood - oak, alcohol, grape - fruity wine notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, dried berry sweet, wood - barrel, ripped fruity yeasty, grape - fruit wine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20110820]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (2167) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2011
On draft at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Dark brown colored, small head. Very powerful aroma, definitely aged, fermented dark fruit, alcohol, caramel malts, raisins, nice! Very complex flavor, predominantly fruity, raisins agains, white wine is becoming more apparent towards the finish. I’m generally not really into white wine except for the oak-aged ones, and that’s exactly what this tastes like. Another very good oak-aged Quadrupel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Poured deep, hazy light brown with little tiny head. Very smooth, vanilla flavours and aromas. Not a lot of dark fruits as in other quads. Very nice light alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
Amber, brown colored brew. Vinous, sweet aroma. Flavor has sweetness, dark fruits, white wine, caramel, some oak. Ok.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle@TFODRBSG11.Pours cloudy brown with a small off-white head.Aroma of oaky vanilla, malt, yeast and caramel with some subtle wine notes.Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol notes and some nice vanilla oak flavors.Medium to full body, soft carbonation.Really nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle, 375ml corked. It pours an unclear, brown body and a dense, beige head. Vinous nose with lots of dried fruits and sugar, quite alcoholic too, in a nice way. Some oak hints. Wonderful flavor with a good warmth and a healthy dose of dried fruits. Sugar notes. Full-bodied, warming and sweet. Lasting warming finish with sugar, dried fruits and a fine bitterness. 110820

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Floaties. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, oak and dried fruit. Sweet fruity and caramel flavour with strong oak and tannin. Way overdone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Botella. Sweet caramel dark like fruity vinious pleasant malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and vinious with dark fruits, toasted malt and caramel along with white wine, sweet malty pleasant dark fruity like well alsting vinious finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are wood, wine, caramel, fruits and malt.


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