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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: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2011
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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 12 cl tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam 12/09/2011. Pours hazy, burnished copper with a medium, slightly yellowish-brown head. Aroma is white winely acidic, white currant, oak, sherry-like. Taste is raisin, prune, reminiscent of sherry or port wine, sweet. Alcohol comes through a bit as a warming sensation. Palate is full and a bit sticky. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
#1425 draught; nose is heavy green apple acid, sweet plum, some dry rosehip, almond, feel and carb are medium, taste is mediumsweet apple, some almond, dry lemon, later rubber note

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (690) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
37.5cl. Bottle. Poors dark amber with little creamy head. Unfiltered. Aroma white wine, oak, yeast, some malts, caramel. Taste is sweet, some bitter, you can taste hints if white wine. Mouth-feel thin, dry. Amazing complex taste and aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Very sweet oaky aroma with some overripe fruit. Rich body, again very sweet oak and vanilla with almost rotten fruit - noble rot, friendly phenols. Fat and creamy with quite some warming alcohol. Probably the best Oak Aged La Trappe! 150812

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4715) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
(Bottle 01/08-2011) Low light brown head, unclear amber color, the white wine balance out some of the sweetness. More complex taste then the normal Quadrupel. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (12682) - 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


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