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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #6

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Formerly brewed at De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 6 (blended in April 2011): For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Oak Medium Toast 20
White Wine used Oak Heavy Toast 80


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
37.5 cL bottle courtesy of Chris, served side-by-side with the base beer at a tasting at my place. Pours hazy caramel with a small tan head. The head fades quickly to a thin remnant and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of oak and smoke along with sweet malts. The up-front floral aroma of the base beer is gone and replaced by toasty oak. The flavour is medium malty sweet with a touch of flowers. Hops become more prominent towards the end. The finish is long, hoppy, roasty, oaky and a little harsh. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a very nice barrel aged quad that is completely different from the base. It loses the subtle floral nose but gains a strong oakiness. I think I prefer the base by a slight margin. 2011-09-24

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2409) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Batch 6, 375mL cork&cage bottle, split 4 ways. This poured a clear, slick amber color. No sediment poured out of this bottle. Minimal to no head. The beer was thin, alcoholic, and woody. Not extensively thin or boozy but not much of anything else. Not sweet, which was good but as usual the disappointing La Trappe Quad that sat in a barrel, which did not make the beer any better. Very forgettable if it wasn’t for the $16 price tag.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (4815) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
Tastes side by side with batch 2 and 3. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass brown-orange. Small head. Sweet-malty aroma. Starts mild, sweet, but not as intense as batch 2. Fine fruity hints of apricot. Finish with woody notes, modest sweet, hints of vanilla. Well balanced and drinkable. Liked it better than batch 2 and 3.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vinnie. Pours a deep, rosy red chestnut brown with a thin, wispy, frothy beige head. Lacing is spotty and arched, trailing down the glass. Aroma of honey, vanilla, oak, subtle sweet bourbon notes, caramel, dark grapes and figs, cinnamon, apple, and some insanely creamy, milky notes in the back. Full bodied with a bit of booze in it, but the palate, with its firm, yet supple, spicy, and crispy backbone holds it up well. Flavors of rum raisin, plums, candied sugars, vanilla, raisins, and some musty notes. Finishes with some bready, sugary booze burn. Holy fuck, this is an outstanding Quad. The oak and the beer have made a glorious love child. DRINK IT NOW.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(375ml bottle from Papago). Pours a hazy, cloudy dark amber/garnet color with tan head. Aroma has caramel, vinous notes and wood. Taste is sweet with more ripe grapes and syrup. Full bodied with a slick texture and wine-line finish with a touch of alcohol. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5225) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle - corked and caged 375mL. K18C11 11:11 Batch 6. Murky ruby/copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Leaves delicate lacing over the glass. Sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, soft wood and custard/dessert notes in the aroma. Taste is big wood notes, caramel, dark fruits, soft yeast notes, creamy malt, light custard, soft sponge cake and faint vanilla. Body is medium with a soft, dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more dark fruit notes, big wood flavors, light vanilla, custard, caramel and sweet malt. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2011
Corked bottle. dark amber color. White wine aroma (Sauternes?) Just hints of oak, nothing more. Malty sweet, vinous and alcoholic flavor. More alcoholic as less oak as #5, but has the same vinous intensity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2633) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2011
Taste this bottle, 37,5 cl with Vic and William, 21.07.2011 @ proeflokaal La Trappe. Dark brown color with a little beige head. Great aroma grapes, raisins, dry dark fruits, malts and oak. Medium to full body. Taste like wine, is also great: dark dry fruits, malts with sweet touch and tannins little sourness. Dry aftertaste. Very Good !

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle, 37,5 cl shared with Parket. Dark brown beer with a little beige head. Fantastic aroma of grapes, raisins, dry dark fruits, malts and oak, tannins give some sharpness to the smell. Has more the smell of wine than a smell of beer. Taste is also great: dark dry fruits, surrounded by malts giving a sweet touch and tannins again providing a sharpness and a sourness to the beer. Dry aftertaste, also the taste has something of wine in it. Is a totally different beer than the original quadrupel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
375ml bottle.Batch 6.Pours a cloudy ruby with a well carbonated yet thin white head.Nose is dark fruit and bread.Taste is dark fruits,sugar,raisin and a hint of clove.Oak is also very apparent and adds to the complexity.Pricey but very nice.I’d buy another.


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