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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #9

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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Batch 9 is de eerste waarbij gebruik is gemaakt van Malbecwijnvaten afkomstig uit Cahors. Deze wijn valt op door het zeer hoge tanninegehalte afkomstig uit de Pinot Noir druif welke de donkerste en meest tanninerijke wijndruif is. Doordat deze wijndruif echter zeer gevoelig is wordt zij weinig meer geteeld maar heeft een heel eigen karakter. Door onze quadrupel op deze wijnvaten te laten rijpen komen veel smaakassociaties uit deze wijn in het gelagerde bier terug. Omdat het gelagerde bier uit deze vaten toch al zo rijkelijk aan smaak is hebben we voor deze batch het percentage nieuw eiken teruggeschroefd tot 14%. Hierdoor is de houtsmaak en uit hout komende aroma’s iets minder maar komt het mooie wijnboeket van de Malbecwijn des te beter door.

Batch 9 is the first batch in which use is made ​​of Malbecwijnvaten from Cahors. This Quad is characterized by very high tannin from the Pinot Noir grape which the darkest, most tannic wine grape. Because this grape is very sensitive, however they have little more grown but has its own character. Our quadruple this wine casks to mature taste associations come from this wine in the back bearing beer. Because the bearings from the beer barrels already so rich in flavor, we have for this batch is the percentage of new oak reduced to 14%. This makes the wood flavor and aromas coming from wood but is slightly less beautiful bouquet of the wine Malbecwijn all the better.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, prunes, grapes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some grapes, red wine, vanilla, oak, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle at Eulogy in April 2013. Fantastic! Poured dark copper with no head. Great wine barrel aged notes. Has not turned. Deep and complex dark red fruits. Raisins. Dates. Nice dark caramel sweeetness but feels balanced. Heady aroma. Full body. For an aged beer with such dark fruit notes it still retains a nice bite. Again fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
shared with bart and yves ath home brown coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty hoppy aroma a roasted malty fruity caramel bitter sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
37,5cl Bottle, courtesy of Wim. Brown coloured beer with some very light carbonation and small white head. Sweet yeasty malty veggy to toffee elder hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. FInish is alcoholic, rather sweet with a woody older taste. Medium one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2013
Dark rusty brown with a sickly looking small tan head. A wonderfully complex and intense aroma, of caramel and brown sugar, wood, dark fruits, and probably some other things. Full bodied. Pretty much no alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet. Molasses, dates, just a little toastiness from the oak. My only complaint is needed a little something to balance the sweetness. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 37.5cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. Tasting of the 12 first La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged variants, together with the original beer (La Trappe Quadrupel). Appearance: amber beer, small to no head, unstable. Nose: wine like, but not overwhelming. Taste: red wine, caramel, tannines, red fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
Bottled, batch #9, enjoyed at Micro Bar, Reykjavik
Pours brown with a thin tanned head. Smells of raisins, dark fruits, nice malts, oak and yeast esters. Heavy sweet, quite oaky, very fruity with the main focus on rainsins and similar flavors, alot of dark malts and dark fruits. Medium bitter finish. A very nice brew - good oak infusion

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
375 ml. bottle divided by 4 @ Kulminator – tiny La Trappe tasting glasses. Almost clear brownish copper with a touch of amber, almost absent, small, lightly lacing off-white head. Smell is a bit weak & not ideal circumstances. Taste is a touch mouldy, definite sweet, less fancy red wine, tannins, sweet standard La Trappe Quad, tad thinned out by aging taste, light booze in the back, alcoholic red fruits, red grapes, reasonable amount of alcohol coming through, caramel, sweet malty, candy sugar, some oak besides the overriding wine notes. Tad less carb, caramley, tad thinned out. Way better than the disappointing 10 & 11 which were also done with Malbec, this one is not stellar but still far from bad. It might be age, I think these beers take a lot of advantage from age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2013
375 ml bottle - pours clear brown golden with no head. Aroma of caramelised malts and lots of marzipan. Wealthy body, lots of sweetness, lots... Taste is nutty, caramel... Influence of the barrel on the beer is lot less than the other versions.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4293) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle to close out the weekend. Purchased at the legendary Kris Wines. The pour’s a hazy deep copper color with a tiny off-white head that quickly disappears. The nose is sweet blackberry jam. Bubblegum. Grape fruit by the foot candy. Slight tannic aromas. Hints of acidic red apple skin, a bit of booze. Caramel popcorn. Complex aromas indeed. The flavors of white wine, apple sauce, red berry jam. You definitely get the wine barrel treatment in the initial taste. General spicy notes that you find in most strong dark Belgians. Nicely fruity, jammy finish. This hides the alcohol well. Full body, supple. Still, this drinks very easily, nimble for what it is. Overall, a really nice treat. I do have a soft spot for beers of this profile. Cool stuff.


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