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

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RATINGS: 2071   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2006 Pours a slightly hazy dark orange/brown color with a big cream colored, frothy and long lasting head that leaves a huge gorgeous lacing and film. Aroma is yeasty and malty with notes of prunes, raisins, molasses, apricots and overripe berries. Delicately spiced. I can even fell some hops in the form of a resinous hint. Incredible development with warming. Complex. Delicious flavor, sweet with a great alcoholic kick and a semi-bitter finish. There are touches of liquor and ripe fruits like peaches and plums accompanied with caramel. Everything is well-balanced. I guess this heavenly brew would age well also. Smooth velvety palate. Creamy texture. Carbonation is almost unnoticeable. The wonderful aftertaste lasts for long after a pleasant alcoholic finish. My body just feels warm and relaxed now. What an exquisite and criminally underrated beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
The last of the beers I have from the Konings Hoeven gift set. Pours a nice dark orange with decent head. Yummy malty yeast aroma with tones of banana and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is fruity with notes of dark cherry, raisin, banana bread...almost like rum. A balancing finish with just enough spice and alcohol to compliment the sweet. Fizzy on the tongue and coats the mouth and throat with flavors for a moment. Glad I saved this one for last from the gift set as it seems to be the best of the four brews.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwik-lime (1293) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2005
Mahogany colour with a good sized head. Aroma of fruit, oak and malt, very pleasant. Fair degree of carbonation notable in the taste, along with alcohol, but it is dominated by a fine sweet, caramelly flavour. Also hints of banana, plum, raisin. Malty of course. Very nice and easy drinking, perhaps not the awesome cacophony of flavours in Westy 12 and some other quads, but superb nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Amber colour with a small light brown short lasting head. Aroma of malt and fruits. good bitter sweet balance, but the finish is slightly alcoholic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2005
This is a very pleseant beer to drink. You don’t get the 10% hit, it’s too easy drinking for that, which makes it kinda dangerous! :)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8793) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, thin, firm head, sticking to the glass; sweet, malty, bit yeasty (traces of turpentine ?) and fruity (raisins) nose;sweet flavour, malty body; slightly bitter and sweet finish; creamy mouthfeel; very well hidden alcohol, well balanced and astonishingly well quaffable. Sweet, but not cloying...............

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
Aroma:good caramel aroma,alcohol,dark fruit..... Appearance:dark amber brown very good head... Flavor:strong alcohol,dark fruit,nutsligh caramel........

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2005
Had several of these in my various European sojourns but never rated one. Pours a medium hazy mahogany amber with a medium size short lasting beige yellow head. Aromatic dried stone fruit and raisins, musty cellar and a touch of shoe polish and butterscotch aroma. Medium smooth, thinnish bodied lowish carb palate. Plenty of fruity malt sweetness and medium low bitterness start quickly transiting to a strange celeriac bitter and faint metallic after taste. Interesting enough but doesn’t really rate too well up against the big named quads. Alcohol also comes through perhaps too easily at the end. Many thanks to Kook for providing this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2005
I really didnt mean to drinki this tonite, as i ment to share it with pauline, however i dont think she’ll know until she reads this in which case i may have another by then, hehe. Aroma is dominated by dark fruits and as my work mate who only ever drinks lager, apricots play a part too, obviously malt and other complex things come in for the quadness. Taste is very similar with again the apricots having thier say in the matter, good not to sweet finish. This is without doubt the weakest and most lacking in character of quads iv had, in sayign that this is a seriously good beer, though not the deep colour i would want, keeps good head. I wonder if aging would actuially help this fellow, i think he may actually be best fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 20, 2005
A nice malty aroma with a balance of hops. The color is a nice golden with an off white head. Nice flavor balance of caramel sweetness and hops.


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