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

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RATINGS: 2244   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3302) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 33cL bottle. An absolutley beautiful beer, but maybe a little less complex than others in this class. Poured a clear amber with perfect carbonation and a brown head. The head quickly dissolved. There was a nice alcohol warming in the aroma, taste and finish. I agree this would be an excellent beer in the fall and winter, but still good anytime. Recommend trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - APR 10, 2007
355 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a dense lasting head. Wonderful complex malty noise with hints of spice and fruit. Warm alcohol presence mixed in with tones of fruit, nutmeg and caramelized sugar. A bit sweeter than I would like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
Hazy amber hue, with a beige head, but falling quickly, and leaving laces, yeasty, sweet caramel and toasted malt nose, with a fruity accent of raisins, plums, candy sugar note, with a faint spiciness and a warmth alcoholic aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a yeasty dough, sweet caramelized malt, and alcoholic character, with a fruity raisiny accent, dried dates and plums, brown sugar, with a potent alcoholic warmth mouthfeel, a touch a nutmeg spiciness, leading towards a malty, fruity, alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 I first had this beer when I bought the LCBO gift set around 2000. Definitely the best beer of the set but not in the same league as other quads. Pours dark brown with faint white head. Has nice roasty malt and dried fruit taste, and peppery notes. More of an alcoholic taste and not as well balanced as the other quads. Still a decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle labeled as Koningshoeven Quadruple. Aroma: Slightly sweet maltiness with a touch of candi sugar and honey. Bready and yeasty. Peppery spice, banana, cherries. Alcohol stands out more as it warms. Appearance: Medium orange in color and hazy. Off-white head was full and foamy with great retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Bready maltiness with a hint of candi sugar. Peppery spiciness with a note of clove. Banana, citrus, cherries and raisins. Yeast ties it all together. Alcohol is there, and stands out a bit as it warms. Medium dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Some alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Not my favorite Quad, but good. Flavors were all there, but lacked a little depth. Alcohol was a little more present then I would have liked.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 bottled. Potent and sleek - this is my favourite La Trappe. Cloudy amber w. thin white head. Fresh fruit aroma of banana, apricot and sweet peach with hints vanilla and malt. Taste of dried fruits - raisins, dates, prunes and candied apples. Warming edge of alcohol. Full-ish body with a soft mouthfeel. A damn good quad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2007
Hazy amber body with a small off-white head. The aroma is honey, banana, peach, plums and raisins. The flavor is fairly sweet, candi sugar, prunes, banana and pear. Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a very soft, silky texture. Decent, but lacking proper attenuation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (695) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle was actually Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale- which was a very nice bottle by the way. Dark orange/amber in color with small disappearing head and no lacing. Aroma was malty with some alcohol. Flavor was malty and fruity with a bit oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Draft @ Monk’s Cafe of 2006 (this version is supposedly hoppier). Darker red-amber with a medium head. Aroma of spices, yeast & dark fruits. Taste was a well balanced mix of dark fruit, sweet bready malts, some spice, and a nice hop balance. Good Quad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours a clear rich red color with nice sized white head that fades quickly. Aroma is of belgian spice, some fruit, and some malt. Taste is much the same with spice, fruit, some slight yeasty funkiness (bret?). Above average carbonation that makes the 10%abv slide down your throat without even knowing better. Pretty damn good.


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