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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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Wow. Absolutely amazing, pours a rusty brown with minimal head. Aromas of oak and wine are noticeable immediately. Lots of malt, yeast, and brown sugar too. Just so much going on. So complex. Minimal carbonation. My only complaint is the price: 20 dollars a bottle. I would venture to say it is worth it though. So great, if you can find it try it you wont be sorry.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
patrickfannon (1235) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Wow- just wow. Cloudy mahogany with a disappaiting white head. The oak is in front on both the nose and palate, playing brilliantly off the caramel malts, and spice cabinet in the mouth. Long, woody finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3530) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordTde (1) - - JUL 11, 2012 does not count
Good taste, just strong enough. Nice glass, but take care when drinking... A must drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2364) - 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 !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2411) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp. Deep amber/copper beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma, yeasty notes, toffee, caramel, dades, plums, raisins, prunes, vanilla, oak notes, vinous, creamy, grapes, some faint floral notes. Vanilla flavor, caramel, vinous, prunes, toffee, dades, plums, warming alcohol that is well hidden. Lovely beer to sip for hours and hours. Nice body and a great fruity finish with oak, caramel, prunes and raisins. Yes!!!

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.


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