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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: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5610) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7904) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13845) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5887) - 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 (1671) - 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 (2826) - 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 (2939) - 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 (592) - 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 (1988) - 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 (2018) - 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


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