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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pours a dark red with a big off white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, blue cheese. Taste is mild, smooth, fruity, and yeasty. This was surprisingly light for a Quadrupel. Seemed more like a Dubbel to me. Overall it was still good but nowhere near the other Belgian Quads I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4238) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Poured a thick copper amber brew with a thick, creamy, light tan head. Left a good lace too. The aroma was wonderful. A very sweet spice aroma was dominant, wtih grapes and alcohol following. There was also a Belgian yeasty sourness present in the aroma. Oh man, sweet sweet taste, alcohol, ripe grapes, nutmeg, and some almost spicy bite. The palate was very crisp, full, and carbonated with a warm mellow background. The finish was warm and full. Overall, one of the best "Belgians" I’ve had. I was very surprised with this beer. It turned out to be a wonderful Quad.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Labeled as "Koningsgoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale" in a 750ml Bottle. Excellent beer, pours a dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Has a nice rich caramel flavor with hops and some yeast present, along with some fruity flavors. Truly one of the best beers I have had. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2007
750 ml ceramic bottle under the La Trappe name. Pours cloudy amber. Notes of spice, malt and green apple on the nose. Dry and surprisingly thin on the palate. Slightly oaky with hints of dark chocolate. Finishes dry, malty and long.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Of the Koningshoven family, I think this is a little inferior to the tripple, only due to the way the high alcohol content overpowers the otherwise very enjoyable flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
pours a dark cloudy amber with a nice two finger fluffy off white head. aroma is yeast, malt, grain a little bread and hops with a touch of alcohol and dark fruit. very smooth and aromatic! it has a light to medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is yeast, grain, some malt, hops, and alcohol with a little dark fruit. not to bad of a quad! little bit thin on the palate, but has a nice little bit from the carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 5, 2007
Dark amber slightly cloudy with a frothy off-white head, that left a good lacing. Pleasant yeasty, fruity and malty aroma. I enjoyed its rich flavour of sweet malt , dark fruit with a touch of almond, balanced with a light hop bitterness. Alcohol was noticable but only complemented the complex flavour. Full bodied with smooth lingering finish. I ejoyed this beer very much.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
A little syrupy young and better with some age on it. No where near a top quad. Page 272 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 342 out of 500 Classic Brews to go.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Really hard to believe this is a quad. It has such soft characteristics that I really had a hard time with the style. Aroma was really interesting with a battle between light and dark fruits. I thought the overall effect was something along the lines of rootbeer. A little spicy, a little fruity and a little sweet. Flavor is sweet, but nicely balanced with a nutty malt character. It’s nicely complex, but I still had a hard time thinking of it as a quad due to it’s delicate nature.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScoWRee (394) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Pours a beautiful golden color with a thin head with a floral aroma, yeasty. Tastes sweet, spicy, a touch of bannana, light carbination. Smooth finish. Has a bit of a cognac flavor.Very nice!


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