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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 2147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 On tap @ t’ardenest, Amsterdam. Served in those beautiful “stembowl” glasses. Clear dark reddish-brown color. Tiny tanned head. Aroma-o-rama! Sweet malts, raisins, figs, melon, pears and apples all over the place. Taste is sweet malts, warming alcohol and fruits. Velvetly mothfeel. A great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2006
I tasted "blind" to RateBeer and got a 3.8, right on the money. I was told going in to expect caramel and spices, and I suppose they’re in there somewhere, but it biased my expectations. Light amber, ample head, has fruit content, little nose, soft and smooth on the palate. A very drinkable, almost session Quad, but not top of the heap for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Poured cloudy brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Heavy tart citrus, raisins and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Heavy balanced sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Poured toffeee brown with a huge head that laced quite well. Aroma of bugglegum, alcohol, some licorice and a bit of grainy malt. It also gave me a bit of a burn in the nostrils for my trouble!! The alcohol was thankfully well contained on tasting, and it was reasonably easy drinking. Quite sweet, but manageable. The aftertaste was fairly light, which was surprising. It definitely did not live up to its expectations. (Thanks to highlandlad).

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2006
An sweet, alcoholic smell, wich it also taste like together with some bread, amber looking, little cloudy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1810) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 Dark brownish red with thick tan foam. Beautiful cherry malt aroma with alcohol apparent. Flavor is same with dark fruits, vigorous carbonation and vanilla in the finish Fantastic at $2.30/12 oz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sputerbug (113) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle.Pours a hazy amber with a nice lasting head.Aromas of dried fruits,sweet malt,spices and hops.Flavors of fruit ,dried fruits,malt,spice and hops for a little bitterness to cut the sweetness.An alright quad but I’ve had much better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2006
Nice head with yellow/grey colour. Roasted and hint’s af rye. Taste is slight sweet with almond and raisin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma is spices and some fruit. Taste is spices and malt. Alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Thought it would be a cold day in hell before I tasted an Australian ale and a European quad side by side and preferred the Australian. But here we are. It has me wondering just how much the running order during a tasting session influences perceptions of a beer? Drank this one immediately after a seven-year-old Hahn Special Vintage 2000 English strong ale and the juxtaposition did this no favours. Not to say this is a bad quad, but it seemed sugary-sweet and frivolous after the austerity of the Hahn. This looked divine: hazy chestnut with a tall, loose sudsy head that laced magnificently. However, the aroma seemed teeth-rottingly sweet and artificially perfumey. It was all Bazooka Joe bubblegum, cane sugar and Parma Violet candies. Much simpler than the tripel and very sugary. Great creamy mouthfeel, nice and full. Carries its alcohol very well but too sweet for my taste. Bubblegum again, toffee and a big warming brandy finish. I’ve enjoyed the La Trappe range more than most but this seems like a weak link. I’ll take the tripel and dubbel over this. (33cl bottle from IBS, Perth; best before JUne 2008)


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