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

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RATINGS: 2113   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 11.2 oz Bottle - 2000: Sampled at 7-years-old. This stuff has held up very well. Deep brownish amber pour with a creamy tan head. Fruity aroma, slightly vinous. Lots of plummy notes, grapes, and a touch of sweet fig. There were slight hints of oxidation in the flavor, but still robust. Vinous qualities, fruity and sweet with hints of grapes, berries, wood, and roasty toffee notes develop late. A nice, fruity Quadrupel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal; Sorryyyyyy, this beer is way overated. This beer is maybe good to wake up or good for hunting in the winter, but thats it. It smells like ham, it taste like ham. If you like strong alcohol like Gin, Whisky, then you will like this beer. Its better than piss beer, but way overated.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 330ml bottle. Label says Koningshoeven. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick white head. Aroma of apples, bananas, and yeast and malts. Creamy mouthfeel, tastes of fruit, malts, yeast, and a light touch of alcohol. Lingering taste of apples. Amazing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Had it under the Koningshoven Quad label. Beer was a hazy medium yellow-amber color with an average-sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with a light note of cookie and moderate toasted grain; moderate note of herbal hop; yeasty with a light note of dough and a moderate note of cellar; moderate note of spicy alchs and a trace of damp cardboard. The flavor was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and lightly bitter with a long, lightly-to-moderately bitter finish. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively. Light-to-moderate alcohol warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4239) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
A strong trappist ale indeed at 10% alcohol, yeasty and bitter, a good beer for the cold winter evenings up here in the Great White North.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Caramel color sets the tone for this beer. Brownish head, some lacing. Earthy, peachy, cane sugar aromas. Kind of a muddle, until you taste it, when everything comes together. Good bite of alcohol, lots of caramelly malts, molasses and pit fruit, and a sweet, but not so sweet, finish that lingers pleasantly. A unique beer that retains a lot of its compelling natural ingredients.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Had in Holland..big head, cream coloured..bananna brandy dust smell...sweet delicous framed tangy flavourful taste....thick lacing...masked A+++....nice bitters....prunes,candy,sherry,choc,raisens...a good smooth full trappist. <!-- br --><!-- br --> rerate in houston,about 3-4 months later...orange rust colour...sweet fruit candi smell,great lacing of course...amazingly smooth for the 10%...and also very tasty, like a bitter piece of melon carameled brandy raisen snap. again, very very good, the taste is like a ......secret spicy kiss from the girl next door....wicked!!!....this is what all trappist beers should do to you..!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5003) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Bottled. Pours a slightly hazy red amber with a pillowy beige head. Sweet (very sweet) malty aroma, vaguely of fruits. Cloying taste, alcohol felt more in the throat than in the mouth, but it’s there, too. Sticky and syrupy but less so than some Doppelbocks (Doppelböcke? ;) ) I’ve had. Not a big fan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
almostfrozen (26) - USA - MAY 9, 2006
Caramel colored head. Really clings to the glass. The aroma is strong, slightly fruity, and not especially pleasant (...or unpleasant). I feel the same about the flavour - it’s intense but not ultimately rewarding. The alcohol does not overpower the mouth but it does the head. My bottle is not called La Trappe, merely Konings Hoeven Quadrupel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
Clay bottle. Amber coloured with a medium off-white head. A bit too sweet. Notes of earth, wood and citrus. Also slightly yeasty and a bit too high carb for me.


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