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RATINGS: 2517   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - MAY 29, 2008
Pours a nice copper orange with a minor yet lasting creamy head. Nose has a banana liqueur character, along with a dry yeasty note and plenty of dark candi sugar. Very sweet with a lovely fullness, starts off fruity and with hints of cotton candy and cough syrup before moving to a warming, mildly medicinal herbal finish. A decent quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours amber/copper with a light tan head. Aroma has strong elements of pear and apple, with notes of caramel, raisins, and cherries. Taste of candied sugar, toffee, and pear. Alcohol is very noticeable in the taste, and warming on the finish. This was a different quad than anything Ive ever tasted. Had it one night after my first Westy 12. Not a bad beer, but definitely suffers in the comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2757) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2008
25/02 0.33 l bottle from belgianshop.com. Poured copper orange body with medium yellow ocher head, much paler than I’ve expected. Quite nice aroma, predominately malty with scents of orange, caramel, flowers and bit coffee. Flavor was on bit lower level, not thick as it should be, bittersweet caramel, toffee and roasted sugar, sure not bad but, for the style simple and alcohol is warming pretty much. Finish of medium duration, sweet alcoholic caramel. Not bad beer, but I would prefer more complex and thicker body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4872) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle shared with and courtesy of heavy (thanks!)
Possibly the lightest coloured quad I’ve had so far, with a dark amber body and a slightly off white head. A pungent malty nose, somewhat flowery. Some alcohol too and extremely weak hop. A tasty maltiness (grain, caramel...) starts everything and the alcohol is present again, providing a warming sensation. That’s pretty much it. The body is nice and slick, definitely tasty, but lacks complexity. I’d have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 24, 2008
No 224
Rated: 24.09.2007
Bottle brigh brown and a bit greenish, 750 ml
Appearance: Pours tanned, caramel and a bit reddish. Dark amber in colour of body. Body looks hazy to murky from yeasts content, body is sparkling very gentle suggesting low carbonation level, size of body is medium, head colour is bright brown, creamy, cappuccino like, lacing is good, head is decreasing very slowly, head is medium- lasting, still is kept throughthe drinking a medium froth. Head consistancy is frothy. Density of the body is thick. the colour of the body is really amazing because you can see very instant palate of colours from yellow through orange than juicy red to dark brown, very mellow and switching fluently.
Aroma: Rasin, gingerbread, grapes, cherries, yeast, mild alcoholic nose, cognac, hops, grainy, bready (white bread), toffee, brown sugar, butter, cream, white wine, ginger, flowery, juicy, prune, barley malt, caramel, herbs, caffee late, aroma is very complex and quite strong, because some spices are present, a hint of yod.
Flavour: Front is strong in alcohol but not repulsive, rather inviting, you can feel thelcohol warmth and spices as the beer is getting warm you can distinguish nice, rounded bready (white bread) and grainy taste that is very distinguishable. You can feel fresh bread from the barley together with flour, slightly bitter, smooth and creamy in texture, a hint of brown sugar, alcohol is very well hidden, some hints of wheat, finish duration is long. Alcohol content to comparewith 10% of alcohol vol. of Grimbergen optimo Bruno is much better hidden, plums, prune apple, bread skin, alcoholic, sour bread, oats, orange. Taste is full and complex.
Palate: Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is very soft and gentle, finish is moderate alcoholic, a bit salty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours a dark burnt amber with lots of sediment and a creamy off white head. Lots of nice lacing as the head slowly fades away. Great aromas of spice, citrus peel, banana, dark fruits, cherries, malt, yeast and some alcohol. Flavors are all there too, and then some. Too complex to try and distinguish all the notes going on, but overal very fruity and good. A bit of bitterness and alcohol bite on the finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2008
on tap, orangey colour with friuty nose. Fruitiness and spiciness carry over into the taste. Relatively complex beer, quite sweet and for the alcohol content quite easy to drink. Definitely a nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Konings Hoeven Label bottle, 750 from Total Wiine. This is a very complex and flavorful Quad. It pours a light amber color, with a nice off white head. It smells very heavily of spice, banana, alcohol and I swear there was bourbon smells, too. Tastes great, too. There were notes of fruit, banana, caramel, and again that lingering bourbon flavor, my bottle was aged a few months from when I bought it, though. Overall very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are sour cherries, and some spice. Alcohol really dominates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yves (2821) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Darker amber coloured beer with nice small off white head and medium carbonation. Malty, sweet and hoppy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter and alcoholic. Nice one.

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