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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel). Appearance: somewhat darker than the previous 4, small unstable head. Nose: very sweet, vinous, fruity. Taste: nice sweetness, hints of lemon (little acidity), mostly white wine. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Tap at beer temple, amsterdam. Hazy reddish brown color, small white head. Aroma is banana, malts, sweet, some alcohol, oak. Balanced taste, licorice, wood, sweetness, smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paul. Pours oily amber with very little head. Big malt nose, slight oxidation, hearty toffee, ripe fruits, berries, plums. Big sweet flavor with some puréed semi-dark fruits, prune, figs, plenty of toffee. Full bodied, chewy and soft. Warming finish, lightly sticky, lots more ripe and gooey fruits, some apple, caramel. Quite a nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Bottle shared at Leighton’s. It pours cloudy mahogany brown with minimal head. The nose is rich, sweet, juicy, vinous, plum, prune, date, toffee, vanilla, jammy, toasty and wood. The taste is smooth, slick, sweet fruits, plum, date, light alcohol, umami, cola cubes, wine and wood win a smooth finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. Nice depth. Great aroma and it drinks rather well also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy amber with a small creamy white head. Caramel, wood, fruit and white wine. Vinous. Not THAT complex- but quite tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Botella. Sweet caramel dark like fruity vinious pleasant malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and vinious with dark fruits, toasted malt and caramel along with white wine, sweet malty pleasant dark fruity like well alsting vinious finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012
Colour is brown, unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is white port, vanilla, alcohol, sweet. Flavor is sweet, coco, vanilla, more port-wine, light acid, almost no bitternss. Soft. Warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4026) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, candy sugar, malt, yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, candy sugar, yeast, and malt, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulvanpelt (533) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
"Vies" bruinkleurig bier, absoluut geen schuimkraag. De witte wijn komt duidelijk naar voren in het aroma. Verder hars, alcohol, hout en in de mond ook duidelijk karamel. Zoet, met ook het licht zure van een witte wijn. Volle body, nauwelijks film aanwezig, geen co2.


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