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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
Complex so that it is peppery, paricularly in the finish yet I do not despair because of excessive acidity. Yet is is also tangy, dry, and sweet, perhaps a tad too sweet for a top ranking. Dates, figs, rasins,coriander, orange, Lots of malt, medium-low carbonation. The yeast and 10% alcohol are apparent but do not overwhelm. On tap at Brasserie V by Camp Randall in Madison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
16 oz draught
10.0% ABV
I tried this on draught on April 11, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark reddish brown with a thick, long lasting white head. The aroma was thick with yeast and some sweet caramel malt. The mouthfeel was thick, creamy, and mildly carbonated. The flavour was brown sugar sweet, with some yeasty hints. Not quite as sickly sweet as a Samichlaus of Hardy’s.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Copper brown colour, nice long lasting head + lacings. Very malty and sugary flavour. A bit alcoholic finish. I wonder why. ;) Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy off white head taht lasts awhile. The aroma is very malty with lots of fruit and vanilla. Very good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a dark fruit and sugary finish. A good quad from Koning.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jwitt888 (1) - USA - APR 14, 2008 does not count
Wow! Im impressed. I was expecting it to be a wee bit darker. Its definitely lighter than other quads but who cares...it tastes great! I think it was a case of the right beer at the right moment.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2008
Not too bad. Aroma is sweet, with fruit and floral notes. Flavor was nice with malt and dark fruits with spice and carbonation with slight alcohol in the finish. Quality beer but there are better quads out there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle. The color of an old copper penny with a relatively thick tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Moderate lacing. Nose of prunes, caramel, and coffee. Flavor is of dark fruit with notes of caramel, coffee, pepper, and then... a finish of alcohol. Pure and simple. Like when you do a shot of liquor. The alcohol punch, not that noticeable until the finish, serves as the final kick to each sip. This one would be a good cold weather brew (It’s April, and not that cold outside, as I sampled it). The beer drinker’s answer to brandy!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkimbrought05 (37) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle. Bought under the Koening Hoven label. Smells like old bananas with a sweetness in the aroma. Average head. Pretty sweet in the taste with a touch of spice left on the palate afterwards. This ranks right up there with Chimay and Rochefort and perhaps even surpasses them in my book. Definitely look forward to drinking this one again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3718) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle - 330ml. Superb hazy amber body with low carbonation and an average off0-white creamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar, caramel, and fruity hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Well balanced and complex taste that carries fruity (plum, cherrues), spicy, and yeasty notes. Ends with a very enjoyable warming finish. Wonderful winter warmer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
Bottle at St.Veronus. This is one hell of a beer, and easily goes with my top favourites. The aroma was pleasing, and involving with honey, molasses and a blend of sweet spices. The flavour tasted like a blend between Rochefort 10 and Kasteel. The brew was sweet, but did not take away from its integrity. Absolutely fantastic! A must have.


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