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

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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
From notes. Poured in a snifter glass this generated a massive 3+ finger rocky head. Unclear reddish brown color. Aroma: Faint. ‘Belgian’ yeast character, moderate malt, some alcohol, a little nuttiness. Flavor: Malt, a sharp edge and the same nuttiness from the aroma. Mouthfeel: Extremely full-bodied, almost viscous on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Tried from tap at Stone Brewery. Caramel orange color. Perfect creamy head characteristic of Stone’s carbonation setup. Sweet, mellow. Great beer. A tiny hint of banana in the nose. Pretty drinkable. Great palate. I’ll have another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alainbr (11) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2007
I thought that only belgians could make good trappist beer, but during a trip to the Netherlands I tasted this beer and it was very good. The colour is amber and the taste is rich and complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
On tap at Stone. Clear golden reddish brown with fluffy white head. Aroma of over ripe apples, grapes, alcohol, and some wine characteristics. Good smooth buttery palate. Initial taste of caramel transitioning to a fruity taste and finishing slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusta (88) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Picked this up in Tilburg, Holland. The abbey was closed to visitors on Monday’s (tastings on Tuesday’s). I bought this as La Trappe, and the label is different. Regardless, I assume the tste is the same. Sweet/estery aroma of bananas and pears. Tasted the same:pears, with a clove/banana aftertaste. Nice helping of alcohol. Nice dark/hazy orange color. In my opnion, the only downfall was that this was not "full" enough to be rated higher. Very good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jed314 (6) - Sedro-Woolley, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2007 does not count
Labeled as Koningshoeven quad. Poured burnt orange color with large head. It was a smooth ride of ripe banana, raisin, and caramel flavors with the ever so subtle hint of sherry. Body was not quite as full as other quads, but the alcohol was well masked. a delicious beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucien (42) - ARGENTINA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle. Oveja Negra pub, Bs.As. Lovely red/ brown colour. Good tan head. Aroma is sweet, notes of caramel and spicy yeast. Taste developes a lot of lavours: sweet fruits, berries, a little tartar, apples, vainilla... And bready malt. Good bitterness and alcholic in the mouth but conserves all its flavours. Excellent carbonatation. so hard to balance...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2007
750ml bottled labeled as Koningshoeven Quadrupel. Amber, medium lasting tan head. Sweet fruity aroma. Enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Good red-brown appearance with a substantial head. Smells spicy and fruity with apples, bananas, light cinnemon, raisins, and rum. Flavor is equally fruity with some pear, apple, caramel, raisins, and cinnemon, with a dry yeasty character tying it all together. Dried fruit on the finish, continues to taste dry on the throat with a bitter well-rounded dark fruit taste. Some wood and light hops. Creamy mouthfeel, but it’s not very thick, and the carbonation is higher than I’d like. Decent beer, worth respect, but it’s just too damn fruity for to think it’s really good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2007
I know the trappists very good. And the quadrippel are among the best beers in the world. You find it in this very nice and ballanced beer. A good tast and smells like wow. A must for every beer taster. Drunk it as well on draft as from bottle, also taste old versions of it and they are still very nice


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