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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Old bottle labled "Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale". Dark brown with small head. Odd spicy/dusty aroma. Sharp fruit. Bit of alcohol warming. Tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2006
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8396) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2006
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.
7/4/7/4/16=3.8

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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.
7/3/7/2/13=3.2

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1930) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
lotsa sediment nice tan head amber colour, almost brown, lotsa dried fruit aroma, raisin plum taste, cellared and fresh all good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 9, 2006
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2006
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle (Volo) 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
(Draught at Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 17 Nov) Dark amber colour with small, brief head. Fruity, spicy nose with notes of dried apricots and underlying sweetness. Slightly closed. Fruity and spicy taste with dried fruit and apricots. Full body, rather sweet, with a spicy finish. Alcohol and sweetness shining through a tad too much. Nice though, and very warming.


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