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

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RATINGS: 2159   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 5, 2006
750ml "Koningshoeven Quadrupel" version at the Bier Garden, Portsmouth, VA. Amber pour with a white head. Lots of fruit and bready scents in the nose. Fairly sweet, toffee and fruit. Some spiciness emerges as it warms. Solid quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pours a hazy mahogany with a fluffy yellowish head that collapsed quickly. Alcohol is immediately evident in the aroma, followed by fruity and bready fragrances that are quite inviting. Medium body that is quite rich with a mouth coating feel. Complex flavors that start off sweet with dark brown suger, sweet dark fruit, and followed by the alcohol and then some spicy flavors. Finish is somewhat sweet, with a lingering stickiness, and just the slightest amount of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Hazy gold, minimal head. Huge, sweet fruity aroma. Very malt dominated with an almost cloying sweet mouthfeel. Very high alcohol presence. Seems like a barley wine to me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Wow, I really like the smell and taste of this beer. It has heavy overtones of fruits in both. As previously stated, there is really no head to speak of, but that’s not really a quality I care about when dealing with a trappist beer. I enjoy and recommend this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Bottle. Hazy amber color with minimal head. Fruity aromas and sweet citric fruit tastes with some notes of red fruit (plum, figue). Very nice and enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2006
poured a amber-brownish mix with a tan head which had some retention. Aroma was a mix of bread, spicy, and chocolate malts and some alcohol. Taste was sweet but not overpoweringly sweet. Had some spicy hop notes almost like pepper and corriander. Nice alcohol presence throught out the glass. Really smooth and rich.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Koningshoeven label. Pours dark amber into a trappist glass. Off-white medium head with nice staing power. Jaegermeister notes -- fizzy and light with Jaegermeister coming through in the palate. Lasting alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Off-white head floating on top of amber pour. Subtle nose of fruit - apricot, plum - and coriander spice and alcohol and bready malts. Flavor dominated by sweet malts and alcohol warmth. In between are notes of overripe fruit, especially plum. Finishes slightly bitter and peppery and full of alcohol. Full body with syrupy mouthfeel and moderately long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2006
I actually think its a little light for a quadruple. But I don’t really mind that. The aroma is sweet and fruity with some spice. There is brown sugar, coriander, bananas, and yeast. The palate is a little thin. There is a nice malt aftertaste but the alcohol is not well hidden in this one. Also I detect a metallic element but overall it has a nice taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Aroma is somewhat lacking, bit of caramel, mettalic, nutty. body is brown but a thick white head. Taste is very caramel oriented, with copper, and a bit of alcohol. Good Dutch brew, but not spectacular.


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