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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.


4.5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (924) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vipinvelp (2068) - 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)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBeer45 (1237) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle, Batch 9, the cork was hard as heck to get out, I had to use a pair of pliers to remove it, this ale had a hazy dark brown pour with red rust colors, the pour made a half finger of foamy, off-white and light tan colored head, it was too dark to see through except at the bottom of the glass when held up to a light, I could see a center flow of bubbles and some bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass, it left spots and fingers with some sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a ring of sediment a ¼” wide or a bit more, the aroma was big raisin, prune and fig dark fruit, bread and toasted bread, esters, bread and brown sugar sweetness, it had flavors of raisin and fig, bread, toasted bread, bread and brown sugar sweetness, the finish had a little alcohol pepper with malt and dark fruit flavors trailing, and a wine bite/bitterness at the end (from the barrel aging), I noticed the wine hints in this drink as it warmed to room temperature, the mouth feel was more than medium and coated the tongue with flavor, a little creaminess, soft to average carbonation, a dark Belgian ale with a big dark fruit nose and flavor, a very nice drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1529) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Hazy dark caramel colored pour. Small light beige head. Aroma has some sticky malts, light vinous notes, medjool dates and toffee. Flavor is sweet, figs, alcohol, dates, fruitcake, red wine in the background. Really damn good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle from Dak. Pours a cloudy caramel color with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is vinous, caramel, fruit. Taste is sweet, with more vinous notes. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. This one drinks very easy! I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (799) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2012
37.5 cl. Bottle. Poors hazy amber with small head. Aroma is red wine, yeast, malts. Taste a awesome winy sweet, small bitter, even a hint of sour. You can taste the wine. Mouth-feel oily, dry. Again complex and amazing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle at the Sportsman, Huddersfield. It pours murky brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is wood, dark fruit, red grape, tangy satsuma, nectarine, caramel, zest and Irn Bru. The taste is tangy dark fruit (plum, fig and raisin, red grape), satsuma, Irn Bru, varnish, earth, wood, spice and lingering alcohol warmth. Full body and fine carbonation. Complex and well balanced. Tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (395) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
37,5cl Bottle. Red wine, caramel, fruits, oak. Caramel, amber colored with a small beige foamy head. Taste is full, vinous, caramel, sweetness, raisins, fruit. Taste stays very long. Warm mouthfeel.


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