tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22/XII/15 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers, Hopduvel or the monastery shop @ Tim’s Amazing La Trappe Oak Aged Series Batch 2 Through 13 Tasting - BB: n/a, blended: 14/XII/2011 (2015-1761)
Note: after hoarding the oldest of these beers for over 5 years, I decided to crack down on them, before they disintegrate.
Clear red brown beer, no head. Aroma: bit malty, sweet, caramel, bit of vanilla, banana, alcohol. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sourish start, some tannins, alcohol, sour apples, sugary, pears, fruity. Aftertaste: little bitter, sourish, alcohol, some tannins, red wine notes, sweet and sugary, bit cloying, banana.
Wixie (204) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red-brown liquid. No head. Aroma of oak and fruits. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and a bit sour.
caesar (6172) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, large sample. Hazy copper color, just some lacing. Aroma is a bit spicy, caramel, raisin, lots of red wine, oak wood. Bit sweet in taste, tannine bitterness, loads of red wine. Red wine blends quite nicely with the La Trappe Quad, and even is a bit dominant. Tasty.
Bosbouw (2329) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramelkkeur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, crème, toffee, druiven. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, spijs. Beetje druiven. Tikkeltje dun.
Abijen (2243) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donker bruin modder bruin bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt overrijp fruit, port, alcohol. Smaakt goed zoet, port, overrijp fruit. Zacht.
ponx (46) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this beer right after the notorious Westvleteren 12. I must say I loved the La Trappe more.
Looks: Cloudy, copper/brownish colored, flat beer. Aroma: Interesting combination of flavours. Delicious, but hard to discribe. It’s taste was wineous with first the Malbec grapes, fallowed by a hint of oak and the original quad taste. All very subtile, but all in the degree of compliment to each other. In short phrases: Wine, oak, caramel, plum, raisin, milky, vanilla.
alexsdad06 (7744) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz. bottle from Party Source at home from notes. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a thin creamy off white film. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar, oak tannins and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak, more tannins and alcohol. The alcohol is warming, but nothing really pops as this is very flat.
wekker84 (2031) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a dark brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel yeast spicy dry fruits liqueur and some oak flavor malts spicy oak dry fruits liqueur some yeast and caramel fruits and oak in the finish
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5 cl cork and caged bottle: a gift from Rudy in De Bierboom, Brugge some years ago. Poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 24th Sep 2014, the sediment and remains were dispensed into a 2006 ZBF tasting glass for examination and tasting later.
Very little covering on top of the pour, just a wisp and collar, the actual beer was almost hazy and a dark brown colour with a red hue.
The nose and taste however make up for the lack of ’looks’ the beer has. Wine esters with rich oak like aromas reach far into your senses, both the smell and mouth seem to blend into one luscious tasting brew, this is another winner in my eyes. Smooth, deep and rich body flavours, a true masterpiece of brewing and aging. Port and wine like in it’s aging, but still keeping it’s beer base and baring. Batch 3 still wins overall in my ratings, but this is very close in all aspects bar the head.
tricksta_p (2677) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of ripe fruits, plum, nectarine, wine, oak, maple syrup, grapes, some alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet, thick fruity. Light warming alcohol. Complex and sweet, really enjoyable batch.