reebtogi (4513) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong trappist ale indeed at 10% alcohol, yeasty and bitter, a good beer for the cold winter evenings up here in the Great White North.
jefcon (1451) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel color sets the tone for this beer. Brownish head, some lacing. Earthy, peachy, cane sugar aromas. Kind of a muddle, until you taste it, when everything comes together. Good bite of alcohol, lots of caramelly malts, molasses and pit fruit, and a sweet, but not so sweet, finish that lingers pleasantly. A unique beer that retains a lot of its compelling natural ingredients.
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had in Holland..big head, cream coloured..bananna brandy dust smell...sweet delicous framed tangy flavourful taste....thick lacing...masked A+++....nice bitters....prunes,candy,sherry,choc,raisens...a good smooth full trappist.
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rerate in houston,about 3-4 months later...orange rust colour...sweet fruit candi smell,great lacing of course...amazingly smooth for the 10%...and also very tasty, like a bitter piece of melon carameled brandy raisen snap.
again, very very good, the taste is like a ......secret spicy kiss from the girl next door....wicked!!!....this is what all trappist beers should do to you..!!!
EithCubes (5148) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours a slightly hazy red amber with a pillowy beige head. Sweet (very sweet) malty aroma, vaguely of fruits. Cloying taste, alcohol felt more in the throat than in the mouth, but it’s there, too. Sticky and syrupy but less so than some Doppelbocks (Doppelböcke? ;) ) I’ve had. Not a big fan.
almostfrozen (26) - USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel colored head. Really clings to the glass. The aroma is strong, slightly fruity, and not especially pleasant (...or unpleasant). I feel the same about the flavour - it’s intense but not ultimately rewarding. The alcohol does not overpower the mouth but it does the head.
My bottle is not called La Trappe, merely Konings Hoeven Quadrupel.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clay bottle. Amber coloured with a medium off-white head. A bit too sweet. Notes of earth, wood and citrus. Also slightly yeasty and a bit too high carb for me.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden heading towards amber color with very some tanish head. Honey and alcohol dominate the aroma. Very sweet candyish character. Slightly fruity and very alcoholic. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Tingly carbonation. Just kind of so-so.
dyetube (1243) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 This beer pours a deep amber color with a LARGE tan head. The beer has a very floral aroma and flavor. This beer is quite well crafted. Kinda reminds me of what I would think a monastery would smell like if I had been to one. Cheers!
dwyerpg (4727) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Candy aroma but great. Amazingly tasty head. Has the alcohol in it but not in a way that is too much. This is one fantastic beer. Would definitely buy again if I could find it. Had at Tapwerks in OK City.
Trev (1974) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: (Konings Hoeven Quadruple)
Pours a nice medium amber topped with a slow fading off white head.
Aroma was intensly vinous as soon as the cap was lifted, and a little bit of felt marker as well.
Flavour is nice a fruity smooth start, raisin, faint sour cherry, with the alcohol asserting itself in the finish.