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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #7

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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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BATCH 7 is blended in June 2011 and is the first batch (of two) that has matured in old whiskey barrels. These barrels come from different whiskey distilleries such as Bowmore, Tamdhu, Strathspey and Laphroaig (Johnstons). The aroma’s of the whiskeys have an obvious impact on the final flavor. This flavor is remarkable and clearly different from those of previous batches. Peat and burnt are more present, while wood and wood tannins are less obvious to spot. But the warming effect of the full, robust flavor the whiskey barrels passed on to our already beautiful Quadrupel, makes this batch maybe even the most tasty brewed to date.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
Good cream-coloured head, over hazed red-amber beer. Vinous, liqueurish, but also old oak, black pepper, ginger. Very peppery, even chili pepper, old oak, wine vats, fruity and with cherry brandy, but finishing peaty. Medium bodied, very spritzy and even ’hot’ MF, but inviting. Definitely one of the best batches - I would not really have guessed the Islay malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Served in a mini chalice. Pours a moderately-dark brown with a bit of a mahogany hue to it. Large foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The nose brings forward plenty of dark fruit and a bit of booze. Faint dark sugar and molasses plus a bit of oak. Good fruit and sweetness character in the flavor to balance the oak. Medium to full body with a nice barrel presence. Tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2011
draft@’t Waagstuk: odd clear amber colour with a slight red hue, head disappears almost instantly, smells of old wood, berries & plenty of booze, honestly I am not getting any peat, I doubt that mine was aged on Laphroaig casks, probably also not Bowmore (I did find the taste of Legend to be more booze & burn rubber than peaty), taste is sweet with a decent amount of malt, overripe & non-eatable berries, plenty of brown sugar & minor caramel, very fruity but aftertaste is way too boozy for me, it is interesting & complex but not necessarily enjoyable & honest to god I am still not getting the excitement for the Oak series & the bottles are ridiculously overpriced

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2011
38cl, Batch 7, on new oak and used (Whiskey) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly fruity/roasted, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good Trappist, yet expensive!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
minist (1) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011 does not count
Served at cellar temperature, in a La Trappe glass. Looks like a dark barley wine, but tastes like no other beer I’ve drank. The first few sips really brought the flavour of the wood to the fore, and this was followed by a mellow, malty beer as it warmed up.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2011
Corked bottle. Amber color. Intense peat aroma dominating all other malt and dried fruit flavors. Malty sweet flavor with loads of peat, ash and whisky notes in the flavor. Dried tropical fruit coming up after all the peaty violence. Endless aftertaste. My favorite of the oak aged series so far.


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