bierkoning (9549) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle. Dark amber color, hazy. oak, white wine (Sauternes? white burgundy?) raspberry notes and marzipan in the aroma. malty sweet flavor with vanilla, oak, marzipan, white wine and orange peels. Good complexity, slightly alcoholic. Great beer!
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes in a 375ml bottle with a cork and cage. The cork was plastic and I had some difficulty getting it out! Pours a murky brown with little head. The oak is quite present in the aroma, along with a little of the white wine, plus vanilla and brown sugar. Thereís a good level of carbonation and a slightly creamy texture to it. The taste is of caramel, crisp white wine (perhaps Sauvignon Blanc), spices. Quite a unique beer.
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Beer Temple. Pours hazy amber brown with small off white head. Aroma is fruity with raisins, plums and wine. Fruit and wine in the flavour along with oak and caramel.
deanso (4087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
15cl on tap at the beer temple.
Thin white head. Amber pour. Complex aftertaste. Yummy
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Muddy dark amber, off white head. Aroma of oak, raisins, sweet malts, caramel, sweet fruits, alcohol, raspberry candy. Flavour is very sweet, pear, raspberry, raisin, light white wine, malts, loads of alcohol, some woody notes, light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too sweet and one-dimensional imo.
skortila (4174) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry white wine. Sweet raisin. Hazy orange off-white creamy. Medium-full. Alcohol hidden. Good one.
altonbrownd (4470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark amber body with puffy tan head. Sweet, caramel nose, some fruits too. Nice sweet and tangy flavours. The white wine quite pronounced. Oaky. Very nice. Lovely.
caesar (4501) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Clear copper color, medium off-white head. Aroma of mostly fruity grapes from the white wine with a nice oaky hint on a background of biscuity and toasty malts of the base beer. Usually the taste of a quadrupel is quite sweet, but the sweetsour and dry fruityness of the white wine blends quite nicely with it. It might be a bit too much of the white wine in the way that it overpowers and overtakes the base beer, but overall I think itís a very nice experiment. Definitely worth the try, especially if youíre into decent white wine.
thewolf (10531) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
[my 7,600th rating]
Pours hazy red-brown with a lovely, staying, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has grapes, caramel, raisins, vinious, chocolate, figs and plums. Some oaky hints as well. Highish carbonation, light and mild creamy mouthfeel. Soft and velvety. Flavour is extremely delicious. Very balanced. White wine, oak, caramel, port, light chocolate, vinious. Balanced to almost perfection with pear, peach, grapes and lots of finishing dryness. By far the best of the oak-aged La Trappe Quads.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a comparative tasting of batches #4 and #5. Very thick, yellow-creamcoloured head, over fully hazy red-brown beer. More demure nose than the #4, but same ingredients: cocos, bit of vanilla, sweet/quite alcoholic. Little, nice, sourishness, on top of fruit, alcohol and milkchocolate. More balanced than the more severe #4, but maybe a tiny tad less complex. Thick bodied & creamy, alcoholwarming, slick. The #5 batch is very balanced, thanks a.o. to the slight, fruity acidity, but it would benefit from the incense aroma the #4 sports.