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

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RATINGS: 2211   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. Aroma is spicy and sweet, very warming like breathing in a hot cinnamon cider. Not too astonishing but pleasant like the holidays. Flavor is brown spices initially, then a very bubblegummish cotton candy taste rubs my mouth the wrong way with processed sugar, but there is some mild bitterness in the finish that saves it. Slippery, molten hot mouthfeel. Vaguely lacking in complexity.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Sweet caramely malts some fruit and nuts. Hot alcohol, sweet with some liquorice in the mouth. Lacks subtlety but its not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Woow, this beer was in a hurry to get out of the bottle. The head is huge, smooth and creamy and the color is dark brown. The aroma has notes of yeast and fruits, the mouth feel is oily. Flavour, well I admit that La Trappe has a very, special place in my heart, I simply like their beers!! At first it’s sweet, the I get notes of ripe mango, plum, fermented fruit, malt and some hops. The bitterness is developing in the long and fruity/citrussy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pours a nice orange-red into the glass. Heavy nose of candy, yeast ,bread, fruit, bananas, spices, a hint of cloves and alcohol. Thick and syrupy mouth-feel. Sweet and spicy on the tongue with hints of bubble-gum notes that is well balanced with a subtle bitterness. Warming alcohol finish. Delicious!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2007
0.33l bottle from supermarket in Amstelveen. Clear reddish-brown color with tall beige head that diminished quickly. Some lacing remained on the glass. Fruity aroma. Thick, smooth mouthful. Sweet fruity taste with some alcohol. Long warm feeling after the sip. My bottle was very young but this beer is excellent. Luckily I live in Belgium so it was easy to taste all trappist beers. This was my trappist #7, the last one, it didn’t disappoint me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13986) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
Draught at Ølbaren. Deep red - white head. Candy - (Vingummi), a lot of sweetness, dried fruits, raisins, malty, light bread, caramel, too much candy - with an alco-burn...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2006
750ml bottle. In Brazil, beer lovers are just now discoverying the wonders of classic beer styles. Until some years ago, we only had pale lagers... So, being my fist Quadrupel, I was looking forward to this one. It is a strong beer (of course), the aroma is overwhelming with alcohol, fruits, malt... and it is very beaultiful to look at. It is sweet but also bitter, a nice balance. The alcohol is very present, but doesn’t spoil the party. I shared it with some beer lover friends and some that drink plain lager (water), and they liked it, but one of then said it tasted like "cachaça" LOL! A nice experience, and I am going to repeat it soon, cause I still got a 330ml bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Old bottle labled "Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale". Dark brown with small head. Odd spicy/dusty aroma. Sharp fruit. Bit of alcohol warming. Tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Reddish brown, not as dark as one might think before pouring. Huge sweet banana aroma hits the nose right away. Taste is much better, sweet, pleasant, smooth, sweet again. Alcohol blends in surprisingly well. La Trappe is not my favourite trappist brewery and this is not my favourite abt/quadrupel, too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8051) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 12/15/2006
30 cl bottle from a friend from Holland.
Smells of candy and some alcohol. Clear brown color, huge beige lasting head. Sweet alcohol taste, almonds and Belgian ale yeast as well. Long warming alcohol feeling. Spicy of pepper aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
7/4/7/4/16=3.8

Rerate
cl bottle thanks to Ingo! On May 24, 2014. BB 2015.
Clear copper oxide color, small teal head. Sweet, amlty, alcohol, some cheese scent. Sweet, alcohol, light bitter taste. Warming. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/7/2/13=3.2


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