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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: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (107) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
Questa birra è stata fatta maturare un botti dove precedentemente vi era del whiskey. Il risultato è un incrocio tra una dolce e corposa quadrupel e del buon whiskey. Mi rendo conto che è una birra particolare e che a non tutti può piacere. Per me è decisamente una delle mie preferite e consiglio a tutti di provarla.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (10169) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CasperRuben (63) - - JAN 30, 2012
brown color, the brown foam disappears quitte quickly so there’s not really a head. The bitterness that the original La Trappe Quadrupel had, has become a more light bitterness, but this beer still has a full body. Also the sweetness is quitte balanced here. However there is a very very big whiskey taste and smell, that you have to like... (i do... very much...)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7888) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
12.7 fl oz bottle. Minimal light khaki / off-white head. Nice, opaque brown / red color. Little lace. Delicious, robust, woody dark fruit aromas, with a perfect amount of subtle whiskey all around. Light carbonation, and very smooth texture, with a nice, lightly warm aftertaste. Delicious lightly sweet, mildly warm savory taste. Complex, yet well-balanced brew. Very enjoyable, and well-suited for Easter Sunday (I think..).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
375ml cork and caged bottle poured into an old Berliner Weisse bowl during the mass ’good beer on-line tasting evening’ on 3rd Dec 13. Oh my, this is good: might look a bit iffy and dirty but it smells and tastes awesome. The nose is wonderful, the whiskey notes from whatever barrels this was aged in have matured and give the aroma a magnificent malt spirit and peat, smell. Port like with a semi-burnt nature too. The taste is divine: whiskey, port and peat flavours vie with each other to excite your taste buds with their own characteristics, which have actually blended together to produce a beer of note. Really impressed, as I have been with batches 3 and 8 before this one. The alcohol is never fare from the surface, but the depth of flavours keep it in check. A lovely crafted beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3980) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2011
Amber red to brown colour with a small white head. Smells a lot of peat and bandaid. Tastes whisky, peat, smoked. Great! Full body, long after. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 37,5cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small light brown head. Smells nutty, abit alcohol and oak. Tastes very nutty, abit sweet and abit raisins and dry oaky with a similar finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Cloudy brown with white head. Nose is malty, yeasty, whiskey malt sweetness. Also lots os dark fruity prunes, raisins. Taste is deep, complex, minerally, woody, dark fruits, brown sugar. Finish is raisiny dark fruit and just a hint of the whiskey barrels.


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