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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.


Swaroga's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1385) - Brussels, - NOV 11, 2012
375ml. For my 600th rating I chose to drink this Trappist. I had to use my teeth to open it. It poured brown liquid with almost no head. There are some bits floating inside. Nose : fruity nose with tart and cooked cherries. Some wood and vanilla. Sip : medium body with low carbonation, oily texture. It strikes with sweet cherry and vanilla tart aromas. It develops more sweet and sour but finer notes of fruits and wood elements. The end is going more into dry wood and spices and sour fruits. The sweetness in this beer is strong but really well balanced and the beer hides well the alcohol content. Quite tasty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1185) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Appearance: Dark hazy brown with cm thick beige head. Aroma: woody, fruity, butterscotch, cherry, spiritous. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, average low/average carbonation, lingering butterscotch, fruity, cherry finish with alcohol dryness and warmth. Comments: Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2662) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, citrus, vanilla, wood and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor that end up more dry with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Quad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle - Dark sugar, Toffee, cherry, plum and oak. Cloudy brown with almost no head. Dark sugar, raisin, alcohol and plum. Nice, but not nearly as rich and a the tannins stronger than the others.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2333) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 375ml, c&c, into a tulip glass. ABV 10% Dark amber brown colour on the body, with a small froathy off-white head, with low retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits mostly, sweet. Vanilla, wood, alcohol. Taste is has lots of vanilla and wood, a lot of alcohol too, sweet caramel, malts, black grapes, wine notes, dark fruits. Medium thin body, low carbonation. Sticky palate. Overall, very good, would be even better if not so flat imo.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2014
375ml bottle pours a murky brown with zero head. Dark fruit sweet malt and oak taste. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, heavy malty, dark bread, sherry/port. Heavy sweet flavor, dark fruits, plums. Light warming alcohol. Light bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vipinvelp (2245) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle at Kulminator. Dark ruby color, clear with off white foam head. Corked bottle. Aroma is very, very nice, red wine like with sweet candy notes Little malty taste, again more like a warm little sweet wine. Oak notes. Complex taste this beer. (Antwerp 201404)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky brown with no head and a fruity aroma. There is flat dark molasses flavor with a lot of grape and oak. This is an unusual quad but is a pleasure to drink.


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