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

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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2007
bottle in amsterdam. very fruity flavor and copper translucent appearance. highly wooden finish comes through when drunk along with bittersweet flavors. good quadrupel, a change from the coffee salt belgium ones

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2007
While I thought the mouthfeel of this beer was quite good, I was not a huge fan of its sour grape and champagne flavor. It is lightly sweet and tastes a bit like dried fruit, which may have been what bothered me (I’m not a fan). Aroma was a bit of a candied fruit sugariness. I had this beer on draft, and it was not unattractive in its martini-like branded glassware - a hazy red color with a white scummy head of inconsistently sized tiny bubbles. Still, i was not a huge fan of this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 3, 2007
Ruby color, with a nice head. Aroma of malt, dried fruits, toffee, yeast, chocolate, pepper. Palate of malt, toffee, chocolate, spice, hops, alcohol, plums. Great beer!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KidA (19) - Morristown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
White wine and chemical scent-no head, no carbonation. Looks slightly murky with more yeast floating in the first pour than the rest for some reason. Sweet, sour, syrupy with orange and bandaids as the prominent identifiable tastes. Thin for a quad and almost entirely flat. Might have been a bad bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
A big and heavy quad with a dense brown appearance. Covered with a creamy topping of film and lively carbonation. Aroma is refreshing Belgian yeast that’s mild and subtle. The flavor is sticky, spicy and sweet yeast with big malt but yet this is the most tamed quadruple I can think of. So easy going and strong but at the same time packs a punch of power and feels heavy. I really loved this stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2007
pours clear mahogany with thin khaki head. aroma is spicy caramel and toffee with good amounts of ripe red fruit (large amounts of alc). taste is sweet, sweet caramel toffee with big fruit and slight roast. good amount of banana and prune. finish is slightly bitter with a mineral character. tasty stuff but not the most complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Ruby red color with a nice cream colored head. Big caramel aroma with spice, fig and plum. Rich caramel/toffee malt with yeast, dark stone fruitiness, and spice. Alcohol nticable but not overpowering. LIngering caramel and spice. Body a little lighter than expected. Good complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Poured a darkish amber color with a thin white head, mostly clinging to the glass edges. Cloves and other spices, caramel, yeast, and maybe a little leather on the nose. Burnt caramel sweetness to start, yielding to nice meld of light spice and a little heat. Took a second, but I like this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2007
Dark mahogany body, rapidly fading head, mediocre lacing. Crude sweet malty aroma, with strong yeastiness. Burnt sugar, yeast and dark fruit. Taste is sickly sweet up front and dries out on the spicy & yeasty finish. Slight hopbitterness is revealed in the finish too. Solid mouthfeel with little carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Strong banana aroma with a malty sweetness. Amber color with foamy tan head. Flavor is dried fruits, caramel, roasted malt, toffee, and rounds out to a light bitter finish. Good amount of flavor changes throughout with a good long duration. Fairly rich and creamy in the mouth. Light alcoholic finish. Quite good.


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