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RATINGS: 2537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Orange color with a small foam. Aroma shows a touch of bubble gum and light fruits. Powerful flavors of raisins, rum soaked dark fruits, honey, doughy, pastry-like malts, with lots of belgian character. Very boozy, but well balaced and fairly complex. Hmm, nice tasting, but the aroma and appearence leave a lot to be desired. This is a fresh batch and not my favorite. The last batch I sold (which I have several bottles aging) was amazing. This is a nice beer, but not a batch I’ll be collecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma with yeasty notes. Sweet fruity flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 On tap at Brouwer’s. Dark reddish brown color with a great head typical of a quad. Aroma is nearly identical to Rochefort 10 - sweet grapes, black cherries, port wine and dates, with Belgian yeast. Flavor is also similar to the Rochefort, bringing sweet malts into the aroma’s notes and accentuating the grapes. Absolutely delicious - though it doesn’t have quite the same fullness that the Rochefort has. Still, a wonderful beer, and a testament to the trappist breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Dark orange red pour with 2 finger beige head, Aroma is sweet candy fruits, flavor comes across with cherries and cinnamon, there are a lot of spices here that i can’t pinpoint. very interesting quadrupel it is a lot lighter than some others out there but still packs in amazing flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle (in NZ), pours a clear and amber-tinged brown with a large white head. A nutty malt aroma with stone fruit in the alcohol. Full mouthfeel, and quite carbonated, a slightly buttery palate, but the alcohol quickly overcomes this. The malt is slightly nutty for me again, but with an earthiness. Through the finish the fruitier side becomes stronger, stone fruits again with a touch of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2008
Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful hazy amber-ruby beer with a beige head. The nose is of cherry, banana, coriander, glue, figs and berries. Buttery and malty. Figs, coconut, banana, butter, plums and dates in the taste. Decent lacing. Strongly malty. Lots of alcohol showing up. Grassy finish with coconut appearing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2008
The aroma is full of malt, yeast and fruit. The flavor is similar, it also has figs and prunes. It’s very dark with a good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured hazy deep bronze with a good sized, dense, foamy, off-white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma had strong notes of chocolate coated banana lollies with sweet yeasty malts, sticky Christmas pudding notes, toffee, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. Flavor was of smooth chewy caramel malts with chocolate coated banana’s, fruit cake, maple syrup, light yeasty notes and a spicy (cinnamon, cloves and vanilla) warming finish. Well rounded and smooth with a well hidden alcohol content. Full bodied with a soft to medium carbonation, a syrupy texture, creamy/dry mouthfeel and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2191) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2008
Draught. Novare Res. Portland ME Best beer I had last night. Solid candy sugar fruit flavours. Again poor head retention which may be the system at the bar. I purchased it under the name Koenings Hoeven Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Koningshoeven bottle, at long last I finally pick this up as opposed to misremembering and grabbing the dubbel. Too bad, as the dubbel is a better brew in my opinion. Medium towards dark amber, head faded moderately quickly. Aroma was sort of a typical Belgian malt thing going on, a slight yeast note, faint apricot in the back as it warmed. Flavor was medium level malts, a touch of apricot fruitiness, a bit of warming alcohol. The carbonation was high, unfortunately giving a carbonic bite as opposed to a refreshing spritziness. It seemed out of kilter with the rest of the brew. I was hoping for some complexity to emerge, but instead as it warmed, more sugary notes started to come through. In the end, just didn’t enjoy this much. May benefit from aging, as this was only a 2007 bottle (I think).

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