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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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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a dark red, with a frothy one finger head that fades quickly to a thick cap. The cap lasts throughout the entire drink, and leaves behind a spotty lace. Smell; lots of dark fruits, with plums, grapes and maybe a little fig. There’s also a fairly strong sugary, candy like aroma, as well as alcohol. Taste; very sweet, and candy like upfront. Once you get past the overbearing sweetness, there’s some dark fruits, and a pretty nice bready maltiness. The alcohol is very much present, and actually becomes a nit to much after a while. Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is thick and on the syrupy side, and when combined with the alcohol, makes this a bit of a chore to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Poured from bottle. Very fruity beer. Sweet. Tasted grapes right away. Tasted to me like a watery, carbonated wine, almost. Very unique. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle at Winking Lizard - Pours caramel in color with a short offwhite head. Aromas of candi sugar, yeast, raisin, and cinnamon. Flavor is candi sugar, raisin, some plum, brown sugar, and light spice. Palate is very airy and medium bodied.. Pretty drinkable quad overall..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1651) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. Aroma is spicy and sweet, very warming like breathing in a hot cinnamon cider. Not too astonishing but pleasant like the holidays. Flavor is brown spices initially, then a very bubblegummish cotton candy taste rubs my mouth the wrong way with processed sugar, but there is some mild bitterness in the finish that saves it. Slippery, molten hot mouthfeel. Vaguely lacking in complexity.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Sweet caramely malts some fruit and nuts. Hot alcohol, sweet with some liquorice in the mouth. Lacks subtlety but its not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Woow, this beer was in a hurry to get out of the bottle. The head is huge, smooth and creamy and the color is dark brown. The aroma has notes of yeast and fruits, the mouth feel is oily. Flavour, well I admit that La Trappe has a very, special place in my heart, I simply like their beers!! At first it’s sweet, the I get notes of ripe mango, plum, fermented fruit, malt and some hops. The bitterness is developing in the long and fruity/citrussy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pours a nice orange-red into the glass. Heavy nose of candy, yeast ,bread, fruit, bananas, spices, a hint of cloves and alcohol. Thick and syrupy mouth-feel. Sweet and spicy on the tongue with hints of bubble-gum notes that is well balanced with a subtle bitterness. Warming alcohol finish. Delicious!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2007
0.33l bottle from supermarket in Amstelveen. Clear reddish-brown color with tall beige head that diminished quickly. Some lacing remained on the glass. Fruity aroma. Thick, smooth mouthful. Sweet fruity taste with some alcohol. Long warm feeling after the sip. My bottle was very young but this beer is excellent. Luckily I live in Belgium so it was easy to taste all trappist beers. This was my trappist #7, the last one, it didn’t disappoint me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
Draught at Ølbaren. Deep red - white head. Candy - (Vingummi), a lot of sweetness, dried fruits, raisins, malty, light bread, caramel, too much candy - with an alco-burn...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2006
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.


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