Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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?
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Poured a dark amber with a thin white broken head. The aroma is caramel, vinous oak. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a smooth creamy toffee caramel vinous palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A super beer. One of the best La Trappe Quads I’ve had.
caesar (5799) - 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 it’s a very nice experiment. Definitely worth the try, especially if you’re into decent white wine.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, Batch 5, on new oak and used (White Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet malty, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good Trappist, yet expensive!
Zita (5513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light sweet vanilla, alcoholic and porty aroma,orange, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light alholic finish.
kappldav123 (5484) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Borresteijn (5418) - Zaandam, 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.
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Many thanks to Paul. Semi clear orange caramel brown coloured pour with a viscous no head. Aroma is lovely big brandy, toffee, caramel, Cognac, Warming alcohol, Little apple. Flavour is composed of caramel, apple tart, solvent, brandy, little cinnamon, woody. Palate is low carbonation, little sticky, little cloying. Good beer the palate is a bit off.
skortila (4829) - 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.