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

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RATINGS: 2130   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.


3.5
   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 (4311) - 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 (1419) - 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 (5922) - .....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 (5069) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Pours a dark golden heading towards amber color with very some tanish head. Honey and alcohol dominate the aroma. Very sweet candyish character. Slightly fruity and very alcoholic. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Tingly carbonation. Just kind of so-so.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 This beer pours a deep amber color with a LARGE tan head. The beer has a very floral aroma and flavor. This beer is quite well crafted. Kinda reminds me of what I would think a monastery would smell like if I had been to one. Cheers!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Candy aroma but great. Amazingly tasty head. Has the alcohol in it but not in a way that is too much. This is one fantastic beer. Would definitely buy again if I could find it. Had at Tapwerks in OK City.


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