Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 From a small bottle.Worn out Leather trousers in colour.Little head.Old wine and north african fruits,strong malt.Computer says no.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mellower nose. Candy, fruits, maybe some grain. tastes like.. apple juice? lots of fruity flavors swilring around. sometimes apple, sometimes raisin or plum. solid backbone here, assertive malts and sweetness, very light herb bitterness. like a beefed up dubbel. slight hint of honey.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin white head. Very dark and cloudy brown body. Aroma is overwhelming bubblegum and some pears. Also a hint of clove. The taste was bananas and clove. Also some hints of pepper and appples. The alcohol is detected, but not overwhelming. A nice quad, but nothing special.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a amber color with a small rimming head. aroma and flavor is caramel rasin and soy sauce. body is rich and smooth. i like this pretty well.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last of the Koningshoeven La Trappe gift pack (four 11.2oz bottles.. blonde, dubbel, tripel, quadrupel, and glass). The quad is considerably stonger and more flavorful than the others. They are all much the same in appearance and aroma, malty and fruity, with a creamy head that quickly disappears. There is more complexity in the quad.. flavors go in every direction. Mainly sweet malt base but then a variety of dark fruits and spices explode on the tongue, The sweetness, fruit flavors, spices, bitterness, and carbonation offset each other evenly and create a lively and interesting brew. Almost a sensory overload at times. No fault to be found here.. quite excellent! All the beers presented in the gift pack were variations on the same flavor theme, and all were imensely enjoyable. Others seem to prefer the quad, while I found them all appealing.
iguenard (9) - Ottawa Area, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Insanely strong esters of coconut milk, strawberries and pineapple. Promise of thick creamy body, of tropical candies.Thick creamy head, bulbous in middle, leaving a nice belgian lace on the glass. Rises softly. Orange-red opaque. A wonderfully complex brew that shines with its esters that fill the air once the bottle is poured and appeal even the most harsh critics of beer. One brew to recommend to start out for a classic belgian taste. Very creamy body, head glides on the cheeks. Sour and astringent tastes in palate, quite shocking tastes of spices and pepper in palate.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of earthy maltiness with leather,brown sugar,cloves and alcohol.The off white moussy head was impressive as was the clear reddish brown ale( I drank this warmer then reccomended @65F)Bottle conditioned
It is malty sweet to start but finishes with a spicy creaminess that is nice.Try one Today...The La Trappe name was not on my bottle. Labeled Konings Hoeven Quadruple but listed the La trappe website on the label.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful looking brew. Slightly hazy apricot in appearance w/ a decent amount of carbonation. Has a lot of aroma. You can tell just by the smell that this one is going to be strong but fantastic. Nice sweet spicy flavors but not too sweet. Canít quite put my finger on all the flavors I pick up; there are a bunch of them. A tad bit of alcohol flavor but it feels great as it warms going down. Simply the best Quad Iíve ever tasted, without a doubt.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not sure how to decipher the code to tell the age. This stuff was more amazing than I remember. Very similar to St. Bernadus 8 with a tad more oomph but still so smooth. Have to buy more.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Llight raisin with strong caramel. Light spice and alcohol there too. Hazy brown/dark armber with small lasting off white head. Sweet caramel flavour balanced with mild dark fruits and light spice. Smooth, medium-full feel. Lacks depth in flavour though, a little boring for a quad/abt.