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


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RATINGS: 2504   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2008
An absolutely lovely brew. Deeply dark with a fine caramel cream head, a nose of dark fruits and spices, and a palate with hints of ginger, the slightest touch of cinnamon, and light bits of something elusive--nutmeg perhaps?--backstopped against a wonderful mouthful of dark fruits and brown sugared malts, yet with the alcohol balancing out the sweetness. Lovely. Absolutely love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bweezy (53) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
Had this in Toronto. Expected big things from this, and was disappointed. Nice aroma, dark amber colour, full of spicy flavour. Unfortunately, that spicy flavour did not feel all that pleasant in my mouth. Something just wasn’t "balanced" about the overall flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 12, 2008
Brutal one. The monks had done it good for ages. Minimal head, but beautiful amber color, the taste is very complex with the coriander. You can feel the high percentage of alcohol in the flavour...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Nice head that lasts to the end. Great mouthfeel, malty. You’d never know it’s 10% alcohol!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Pours an amber brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is of bourbon and vanilla. Body is light to medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Flavor is definitely sweet (syrupy rather) mixed with spice and malt. Can tell there is a bit more alcohol but a good beer for cold winter nights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
33 cl. bottle. Copper colored with a thick tan head. Has a Cotton candy sweet vanilla smell. Medium bodied with an airy mouthfeel. Taste is a strong ,sugary spice flavor. Finishes with a medium strong alcohol tang. Not a bad fire side belly warmer, though the alcohol taste is pretty harsh here. Jan 2005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
[858-20071127] Tap @ Beer Bistro (Toronto, ON). Malty banana wheat aroma with some sweet booze. Clear, amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy malt flavour has hints of caramel and banana and dates. Medium body is not obnoxiously boozy. Nice blended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2008
750ml brown bottle (labeled Konings Hoeven Quadrupel) from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours an amber red body thats translucent but slightly hazy with little head to speak of. Smells fruity - apple, grape, citrus. Tastes fruity - apple, grape, citrus - with a fair amount of pith and hints of malt. Some alcohol is noticeable, but not as bad as it could. Surprisingly flat and aqueous in mouthfeel. Somewhat one dimensional. Tasty enough, but not as tasty as some of its Belgian cousins. Not that impressed with this one, I’m afraid... This may benefit from some aging, but for now, I’m just not feeling it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap at Anam Cara (Monk’s Cell). Pours a cloudy reddish brown with minimal foamy head. Sweet yeasty aroma with dried fruit. Candy sugar and fruit hide the alcohol pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
750 mL Bottle - A substantial amount of fruit in the aroma and flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden in this creamy sweet malty beer. Excellent

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