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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #6

Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
375 ml bottle into chalice; Batch 6, April 2011 bottling. Pours hazy and cloudy dark reddish brown color with a small dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, toast, oak, clove, molasses, light red wine, candi sugar, brown bread, vanilla, light chocolate, light peat, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity and balance of malt and fruity esters with moderate oak barrel presence. Taste of big raisin, prune, toffee, toast, caramel, molasses, clove, brown bread, oak, light wine, candi sugar, light peat, light chocolate, light vanilla, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, toffee, toast, caramel, molasses, brown bread, oak, clove, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of big malt flavors with moderate fruity/spicy esters; with moderate oak presence and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible oak aged Quad! Tons of complexity and well balanced flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. Insanely enjoyable stuff; definitely worth enjoying again in the future, even for the high price of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
Caramel colour, clear white head. Aroma of raisins, malts, caramel, sherry, dates, vanilla and oak. Quite sweet. Sweet flavour, bit dusty, raisins, wood, vanilla, dark fruits and caramel. Sweet finish, raisins, prunes, caramel, barrel notes. Great beer, ages well.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ Kulminator, RBESG 2013 Antwerp pub crawl. Thanks for sharing, rlgk!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4445) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4439) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp. Deep amber beer with a small white head. Woody, dark dried fruits, malty aroma. Wounderful sweetness, and malty fruity flavour. I truley love this kind of beer :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3409) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 375 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thin ivory head, with hints of lacing, over a hazy, particle laden, dark amber brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is raisin, plum, brown sugar....taste is plum, raisin, vinous tones, hints of honey, vanilla, moderate sweetness throughout, finishing with light clove, allspice tones, with a bit of spice bitterness......mouth feel light, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a very rich, complex, sweet beer. The white wine barrels added a light wood, but heavy vinous sweetness to the final result. White wine barrels seem to add a dessert quality to a beer. While it meets the style quite well, the sweet qualia are quite dominant, and the particle laden body detracts from the overall experience. BJCP 8/2/15/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a off-white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Flavor was sweet and smooth with dried dark fruit, oak, vanilla, raisins, caramel and brown sugar. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3223) - 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 !

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