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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
Dry white wine. Sweet raisin. Hazy orange off-white creamy. Medium-full. Alcohol hidden. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9995) - F*#k The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
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. There’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10890) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle 375ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours cloudy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, bourbon and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 22nd September 2011
On tap at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Slightly hazy amber beer, small white head. Smooth semi dry palate with mild fine carbonation, Sweetish malt with some dried fruit. Quite a lot of estery bubblegum. Dry woody finish. Not really getting this batch. Unsatisfying. Original rating 2.7.

2nd March 2012.
A bottle this time. Cloudy brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate with nice fine carbonation. Smooth mild caramel with estery bubblegum that isn’t too sweet. Holding it together is a nicely integrated red wine (red wine?) vibe that has Port like cherry and blackcurrant. A little spice and a trace of wood. Semi dry finish. Very nicely integrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
A clear light brown colored beer, with a smaal beige head. The aroma of fruits with tonsel, light notes of wood, some wine notes. The taste of sweet fruits, some tonsel a little alcohol. The aftertaste sweet with alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
red, hazy, minimal head, nuts, soy sauce, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
010811: A fantastic and exciting aged beer. dry white wine aroma. Rich delicious flavor with good notes from the cask.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light beige head. Dense aroma of ripe fruits, wood, spice, light medicin, caramel. flavour of ripe fruits, spice, medicin. dense wood,c aramel, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. ends on a ripe fruity note.


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