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La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #9

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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Drank in celebration of the Longhorns’ victory over Oklahoma. Murky brown pour with a few bubbles but no real head. The aroma is very nice. I get some heavy dark fruit notes as well as some oak, molasses and some tobacco. The flavor is similar. The dark fruit notes are very nice and are complimented nicely by some brown sugar, molasses, caramel and oak. There is also a bit of whiskey character with some maple syrup and alcohol notes. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 (Bottle, Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Dark reddish brown colour with brief head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, oak wood and hints of red wine. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes, hints of oak wood and wine. A certain spicy bitterness. Full body, with a certain sweetness. The oak character is fairly toned down, but the the beer is very well balanced and tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a khaki head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast, oak, and touches of wine. Flavor is a perfect balance of all the aromas. The wine character is just wonderful but not overpowering. Rich and long lasting finish. Another great oak aged quad from la trappe. Every single one I’ve had has been delicious and every batch is so different. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, wine, sugar, vineous. flavour is sweet, alcohol, wine, sugar, vineous, wood, dried fruits. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
I’m back. For Walt. Also because this is really monumental. Brown sugar, raisin, toasted caramelized marshmellows. Perfect amount of carbonation for this beer. Amazing. Glad to be back on ratebeer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
(375ml bottle at Lark on the Park) cloudy medium brown-copper, fine bubbles that are sparse. Nose of rich wine, sweet marshmallow, cherry, brown sugar, dark raisin, super complex. Taste of caramel, rich wine, marshmallow, light vinous and raisin, light carbonation which is good on this beer. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, oak, vanilla hint of red wine and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet caramel, oak and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle, 375ml corked. A rather flat one, no head, and with a more or less clear, dark brown body. Some caramel in the aroma, with hints of oak, as well as alcohol, dried fruits and some vinous hints. A faint hint of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has a nice sweetness, with dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and some choclate and vanilla. Full body, warming and soft on the palate. Lasting finish with caramel, some vanilla and quite a lot of vinous notes. Chocolate too. A quite pleasant one, but lacks a bit. 130510

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6679) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2048) - 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!

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