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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep nougat brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is intense caramelly butterscotch tones, vanilla, oak, dense malty tones and hints of booze. Taste is raisins, wood, honey, intense caramel, vanilla, hints of cognac, booze, toffee and traces of nuts. Solid stuff. Full body, medium carbonation. A very nice and dense quad on the sweet side of things.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Poured a murky reddish brown with minimal white head. Aroma of sweet vinous fruit with an overtone of the wood. Medium body, flavour of caramel malt and the fruit (plum, berries) with a dryness from the barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (4341) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4199) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3986) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Paul. Four years old at this stage. Murky dirty brown, very little head, no lacing. Aroma is strawberry jam, some harsh chemical / alcohol, touch of sherry, grape juice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sherry, sweet toffee, some alcohol coming through, no real bitterness. Doesn’t have the aggressive woodiness that I like in the new vintages, and has gone a bit ’gloopy’ with age. Still, a nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3768) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle: Off-white creamy head, amber hazy color. Oaky aroma, notes of grapes, smoke, whiskey, brandy, caramel, sugar. Flavor has also a lot of whiskey/brandy notes, barrels, sugar, wine. Dyr, astringent finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
The head is robust, the color orange-red-brown. It smells sour-dusty a bit raisins, creamy-alcoholic. the taste is mild, fruity, dusty. I don´t like this one I more like the fresh one! 13/8/7/7/-/8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3423) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
(La Trappe Quad Oak Aged Batch #5) Bottle 375ml, corked and caged, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 10% Appearance is almost the same with the other batches I had, dark amber to brown colour on the body, slightly hazy. This one doesn’t have a head at all, some bubbles that are forming during the pour disappear straight away, of course no lacing to be expected. Aroma has plenty of wine, lots of vanilla, wood, little bit of caramel, ripe red fruits, amazing. Boozy taste on the first sip, toffee and caramel, then the fruity notes are kicking in. The alcohol is always present during the drinking. Again wood and fantastic vanilla notes. Thin body with low carbonation. Very good, if it was thicker and with better carbonation, that would be a masterpiece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3340) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white lasting head with fair lacing. Nose of fruit, caramel and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor of apples, grapes, oranges, caramel and vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry with an alcohol touch. Very similar to # 2.

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