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

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RATINGS: 2080   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours an amberish light brown color with a small tan foamy head, aroma of caramel malt, belgian spices and alcohol, flavor is also caramel-like with citrusy dark fruits present, decent body, good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
330 ml bottle. Banana aroma. Low carbonation, the bubbles are fine. Almost no head. Great tasting. Caramel like tasting. Strong alchool taste but enjoyable. Personnaly, I prefer the tripel than this one but would drink again !!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7008) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle. Off-white head. Orange unclear body. Aroma of black berries. Rather spicy flavor with rounded alcohol taste, yet still pleasant for such a strong beer. .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7128) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle, BB "I184"?? Poured a deep, murky brown with a fizzy, quickly-dissipating beige head (uh-oh). Deep, dark fruits abound in the aroma (plums & dates), rounded off by some Belgian yeast, alcohol, and spices. Flavors followed the aroma well, with the fruits and alcohol leaving some sticky resin behind some teeth. Alcohol was a tad bright on the tip of the tongue and at the finish. Dark fruit and spices joined the hotter-than-necessary alcohol at the finish. Could’ve used better balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2006
(bottle) Hazy ruby amber colour with a big and stable tanned foamy head. Yeasty-fruity bubblegum aroma with peppery spice. Sweet flavour, full bodied, almost fizzy carbonation. Initially sweet malty, fruity (oranges, plums) and caramel. Sweet malty, spicy (coriander) finish with notes of herbal hops. I had to sneeze more than 50 times after a few sips (dry hopping ? – I´m very allergic to hops).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
30 cl bottle. Amber colour with a small head. Aroma of candy, sugar, caramel and yeast. Nice complex flavour of sweetness, sugar and some indefinable spice, but it turns out very alcoholic at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
fresh 30cl bottle. copper body with a small white head which disapates quickly. Carmely smell with a hint of alcohol. The alchol shocked me when if first hit my tongue, but it quickly settled down. Sweet malt flavor with some yeastiness. Suprising thin for a quad. Bought a sixer, but it only takes one of these to make me warm and happy. Will try the others after some time in the cellar and update acordingly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with fading white head. The aroma is very caramely with burnt sugar, toast, some plum, and some faint, sweetish yeast. The aroma has lots of burnt sugar as well, and quite a good sum of prune. The finish has some ashy hops, but the dryness balances the richness pretty well. There is, of course, some yeast in there, too, and not as much alcohol taste as it seems there should be for a 10%abv. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1043) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 I had a different bottle, other disign. Sweet smell like candy bitter aftartaste, lots of yeast, a shame that the only dutch trappistenbier is not my taste, to everwalming full and alcohol. RE-RATE, 5-18-2006: used to be 2.9 had a wrong temprature ore bottle, now its much better,.. less overwalming and now I can fint the beauty in thise one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
Brown colour, very slightly hazy, huge head. A sweet, bready aroma with, I think, a little peach and some yeast. Sweet taste of malt and alcohol. Warming, gentle, and very, very wonderful.


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