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


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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Bottle, 330 ml. Dark amber coloration, with a very nice beige head, dense and consistent. Full-bodied, even with certain complexity. Sweet. Notes of almonds, coffee and chocolate. Perceivable alcohol, but well ballanced set. Excellent aroma and aftertaste. High carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Pours a beautiful dark amber with a light brown and very creamy head and some lace. Wonderful sweet, floral aroma, malty and fruity. Incredible taste - rich, creamy, reminds me of all the things I like about Chimay Rouge but with a bit more pepper alcohol. The hops are perfect, faint fruitiness in the malt, and a wonderful warm finish. Flawless. Slightly high on carbonation, but really thick creamy body makes for a great mouthfeel. Wow. It’s clear I need to buy this again as soon as possible, and based on the other ratings, I obviously need to let my wife try some. This beer wins in every way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
Bottled. An evening with nothing to do except drink up some of those strong beers lingering on from Christmastime. It’s a glowing beer - a candle haze lights the deep copper body, spice & pepper flare your nostrils, sweet boozy fruits brings the blood to your cheeks. And then that warmth spreads.

And as I’m the perfect gentleman, I offer some to my wife. She invariably refuses (after a framboise-gone-bad experience in Ieper) but seems strangely drawn to this one. Her verdict? Gorgeous. It’s taken me years to find a beer she really likes... and it’s a quad. ’Can we buy some more?’ she asks. My grin told her all she needed to know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiplashWally (1) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2007 does not count
Frothy head that lingered. Sweet and warm flavor and thick texture, but little alcohol taste for the high content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2897) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear reddish-brown color with beige head that diminished quickly. Fruity aroma. Thick, smooth mouthful. Sweet fruityand caramel taste with some alcohol. Long warm feeling after taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2007
One of my wife’s favorite beers. Her description is absolutely delicious!!! An excellent example of a Quadrupel. Even though it has a high alcohol content, the alcohol flavor is subdued. The flavor is very smooth and somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2009 From a Koningshoeven label at Coastal Wine Connection beer club. Deep copper-red. Big and sugary with apricot/peach, raisin and moldy fruit, brown sugar, medicine and very much warming from the alcohol aspect. At the end it almost had a green apple tingle. This was a young one, would like to do a vertical tasting of this one. (#2672, 2/1/07) -- Separate impression from draft selection at Cheeky Monk, Denver -- definitely tilted toward the brown sugars, with a spicy bent. But still a damn fine beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle of Koningshoeven Quadrupel. Will state up front that I had this one night after enjoying a Rochefort 10, so it had some stiff competition. Vibrant, lasting off-white head with beautiful residual lacing. Somewhat high on the carbonation, and a bit hoppier than I expected it to be, this bier definitely softened as it sat on the palate. Very spicy and yeasty, this was a good, not excellent Quadrupel...would drink again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2007
This beer pours a crystal clear red-orange jewel with a thin, frothy white head that’s mostly diminishing. The aroma is like sweet baked goods in the oven... maybe apple crisp? Once in the mouth, the medium-bodied ale starts with the twang on malt that turns into green apple and perhaps melon... with the slitest hop bite to set it off. It has a very fresh, bright aftertaste of small, shiny green apples. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JAN 29, 2007
cloudy dark orange with beige head, the aroma is of sweet fruit. malty and alcoholic, the flavor is straightforward: toffee, sweet, yeasty, and slightly spicy. thick.

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