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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4646) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a nice large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light dry fruits and residual sugar with some wood notes. Taste is also dominated by some wood notes with light residual sugar notes and dry raisins. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting experiment but I believe the regular version is probably better then this barrel-aged version and the white wine notes where quite hard to distinguish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle: Medium creamy head, changes slowly into a thick lacing on top of an amber brown colored beer. Smell raisin, wood, earth, oak, dust, light grapes, vinous. Nice aroma’s. The flavours are also very nice: nice wood, bourbon, red & dark fruits, some sweets (but balanced and nothing too sweet), light dry, grapes and cream. Very good Barrel aged quadruppel. Aftertaste is damn tasty too: dry wood, oak, bourbon-ish, vanilla. Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture. Very good thing is that the alcohol is very well hidden. Lovely beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (3971) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle @ Kulminator, RBESG. Light brown colour, tan head. Nose is sweet malted, candy sugar, bit of wood. Flavour is sweet malted, candy fruits, marzipan, bit of wood. Finish is sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3698) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle at Carsten. Clear reddish with some sediments. Aroma heavy malty (dark fruit, woody, vanilla), light acidic. Flavor medium to heavy sweet, fruity, acidic, barrel). Full body, soft and smooth, fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
Another one of these yummy concoctions // 375 ml. bottle split by 3 @ Kulminator // 2011 bottle // bright copper, tad brown, darker than usual & def much more touch of white head than usual // smells of very sweet caramel, toffee, sugar on this appears to be exotic, I am almost getting exotic fruits here, touch booze, very sweet wine, others get rice pudding. I sort of get that, especially the spices they use in that // taste is similar sweet caramel, toffee, exotic fruits, rice pudding, very sweet wine, small touch of wood, rice pudding spices, exotic sugar // slick, smooth // delicious as usual

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackHaddock (3497) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
Cork and caged 37.5cl bottle: Given to me (like 6 other Batches), as a gift by Rudi from De Bierboom in Brugge, thanks Rudi. Poured into a Westmalle chalice and a Palm bulb for the sediment on 31 Oct 2012. Dark brown with red leanings, the head a thin wisp from the start, clear and clean, the Palm glass holding a murkier duller brew. The aroma and taste are fantastic: Port, liquorice, red berries, slightly sour, yet full in your face flavours to counter-act the sourness (chocolate malts mostly). Rich, warming and very, very nice. This is one very drinkable brew: I like!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3343) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
375 ml. bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy golden brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, yeast, and florals. Taste is dark fruit, malt, caramel, yeast, vanilla, wood, and florals. Complex with not much alcohol presence. Top notch sipper!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3139) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle with Ann. Poured a murky plum color with small head and great sticky lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, oak, bready, and malt. Taste is layered smooth warming flavors of plum, fig, cherry, oak, and sweet candy sugar. Awesome.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottled. Uhm, underwhelming honestly. It seemed really timid and a touch thin. Even the base quad seemed very mellow. Okay but I had higher hopes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3084) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy deep reddish brown. Aroma of alcohol soaked dark fruit, caramel malt. Full body, flavour of plums. raisins, caramel.


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