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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2007
The aroma is light in malt and hops but strong in yeast. This is no indication of what your about to taste. Appearance is a beautiful red/amber with a moderate short lasting, good lacing orange head. Flavor? Holy Shnikes! This is the epitome of a barley wine. Sweat, syrupy with a strong alcohol finish. You may need a pilsner or pale ale to chase this. Still, I like its spirt and I could dance to it.....I give it 80 percent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12722) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki) (5:2:8:3:14=3.2)
Sunset orange, thin head. Simple grainy and winey aroma. A good sipping beer - winey, not hugely malty, not hugely hoppy, fairly well-balanced. Didn’t give us much more than the dubbel, unfortunately.
Rerate: Keg (Drink Baar, Tallinn) (6+:4-:6+:4:13=3.3+)
Very sweet heady bananaey aroma, a little bit of belgian yeast, and some alcohol if you draw a lungful. Quite a monstrous alcoholic kick in the mouth on the first sip. Once you’ve peeled yourself off the back wall, it’s actually a fairly pleasant belgian strong. Soft sweet malts, some toffee. On swallowing the banana returns. A bit over-the-top strength-wise but has enough hedonistic elements to make it rather pleasant, but not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pumpmaster (1338) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine FT Lauderdale, FL under Koningshoeven Quadrupel $3.79

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
lives up its name for hoppiness, strong, and malty lighter in body than i expected. Alcohol taste is present. some fruity taste

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Had this beer on 5/20/2007. Aroma is a bit sweet with faint hop tones and a whiff of alcohol. Color is a hazy brown with good carbonation and thin tight head. Taste is light, fruity and warming. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth with an almost creamy feel, and a slightly sweet taste coming on. Finish comes out of this sweetness with a fruity yeast flavor and a very faint hop flavor. In the very end is an alcohol feel that leaves you warm. This is a great brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2007
amber with a thick off white slightly tan head. caramel, yeast, slightly fruity aroma. More rich in flavor than aroma with full malt and carbonated character up front transitioning to very slightly sweet fruity then quickly to a bitter caramel finish. quite alcoholic at times.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
750 ml bottle labeled Koningshoeven: Pours a nice copper color with a cirrus-like tan head. Huge belgian yeast aroma with a bit of fruity sweetness and some banana notes. Lots of carbonation. Smooth!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, bubbly orange-amber with a large long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma’s sweet and fruity with sweet malt, yeast and alcohol. Very nice flavour of sweet malt, lots of dark fruit, yeast, some caramel, candi sugar and a slightly boozy, lightly bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. I quite enjoyed this, very tasty and somewhat easy to drink for it’s 10%. A very good Quad!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
WOW! i had no idea. I always pasted up on this beer because i couldn’t believe a good Quad could ever come out of Holland. Boy was i wrong! This was e VERY good bear at an affordable price.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (3577) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep red-copped, clear, large off-white head. Aroma: Big, crunchy malts, plenty of dried fruit, light minty herbals, sort of an odd vegetal woodiness, brown sugar and molasses; lightly nutty, a touch floral, touches of esters. Palate: Full-ish body, syrupy, soft effervescence. Flav.: Huge deep maltiness, brown sugar and molasses, lots of dark dried fruits, woody and slightly alcoholic (only slightly??); some cherries; quite sweet, but it works with the bitterness and slight tang; a fair bit of alcohol on swallowing; leaves light peach/apricot and vanilla behind.

The runt of the Trappist litter, this beer is nonetheless gigantic.


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