mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old bottle labled "Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale". Dark brown with small head. Odd spicy/dusty aroma. Sharp fruit. Bit of alcohol warming. Tasty.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in a trappist glass. Dark brown poor with a thin sticky light brown head. Aromas are very sweet. butterscoth, cereal, bread, chocolate, floral hops, dates... and the list goes on... Extremely well balanced beer. Flavors of cotton candy, allspice, caramel, plums, dates, a hint of cherries and apples. You can feel the alcohol. Bitterness is just perfect for this type of beer. Vinous feel to it as well. Might i add, it has aged for 4 years in my cellar.
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
lotsa sediment nice tan head amber colour, almost brown, lotsa dried fruit aroma, raisin plum taste, cellared and fresh all good
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, at Belgian Beer Café, Rio de Janeiro. Dark brown color with a thick head. Fruity and spicy aroma, with notes of malt and yeast. Dry fruits and heavy malt flavor. Alcohol notes. Sweet finish. A very good beer
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellar’s Tasting. I’m so glad this is back in town! Never had a chance to try it the first time out and now I get it for free at a tasting. What could be better? Dark brown color with a medium tan head. Nice aroma of malt with a bit of hop bitterness. The taste is really the same. It’s not a ton of different flavors blending into one, but a simple strong malt taste that’s lightly hopped. Not hugely special, but very well made.
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, bought in the Netherlands. Fine brown ale, lasting rocky head, with lots of carbonation.
Too much alcohol flavour, but there are lots of nice dried fruit, cherry and other goodies here too. Almost there, but not quite my type of ale.
Radek Kliber (6594) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine haze, amber brown, very fine medium crown (3+)
Solid, full bodied quad with highly drinkable palate. Light earthy touch with heavy malt base. Alcohol noticeable but well build in. Pleasure to drink. This ale shows the way to others how to make 10 % ale that is fun to drink.