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

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RATINGS: 2070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Body is a cloudy garnet with minimal tan head. Aroma of plum and fruit, very malty and alcoholic, with some bread and yeastiness. Flavor is quite alcoholic which overshadows a lot of the flavor. More vinous notes in the flavor, but the body is a bit on the thin side. I’m not very impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Cloudy amber brown color with a few floaties, tan head. Plummy aroma, other fruit, light booze and some malt. Flavor is also pretty fruity, some raisin and plum, some booze again. I like the body but the alcohol is too apparent. I’d imagine a cellared version would be less harsh and very nice. As it is, it’s still pretty nice, but for a quad it’s not as well made as some of the others.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2005
Clear golden brown with off white head. Raisen cherry nose with light creamy toffee. Rich mouthfeel with a big sweetness that lingers. Cherry with some medicine quality to it in a good way, rich malt and a background of light toffee. Wow!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Almost had to chisel out the cork. Poured a darkened amber with a light tan head. Speckled with sediment throughout. The aroma alone is enticing. Strong yeasty, bready aroma...this is quite a bouquet of fruits as well... prunes, apples, grapes, plums and peaches. Flavor is all malt with an apple like sweetness up front that fades into plums and prunes with a touch of woodiness and a grapey, yeasty finish. The body is very full and thick. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2005
smelled of 2 distinct items that I could not pick apart, but hints of a sweet flowery aroma was in it, the smell was very pleasant. Had a thin white/offwhite head over a cloudy copper body. The palate was highly carbonated w/ a medium body and a smooth finish the flavor was very sweet, too much so for my taste w/ hints of rose light carmel a smokey wood, and brown sugar, with a hint of tart in the finish and a small touch of alcohol as it warmed. Overall a pretty complex taste that was good but to sweet to have gotten a better rating from me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
Pours out a rich peachy-red colour with some nice lasting head. Very nice aroma, sweet & fruity. The taste is like candy-apple and prunes. Alcohol very well hidden. Enjoyable to drink, my only knock against it is it’s just a little sweeter than I’d like.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Small bottle. This ale poured perfectly. frothy head that diminished to a lace in 6 minutes. Deep russet color. Rich nose that invites. Excellent balance between the caramelly malts, raisins, and alcohol. Really a nice winter warmer. Think I’ll triple my pleasure with the three-pack.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2005
Nice brew. A bit less wellbodied and complicated as Westvleteten and Rochefort but very tasty. Fruits dominating, especially grapes and apple. Raisin also present. Sweet, how surprising.. BTW La Trappe = Koningshoeven = La Trappe, and no, this isn’t ’Trappistenbier’ anymore because of commercialisation. Only 6 left of them...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Nice strong beer.Fruity, smooth malty taste. Light bitterness. Very tasty beer. Take some.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours reddish-brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit such as raisin or plums. Lots of malt sweetness in flavor as well as fruits. Well carbonated. Decent quad, but not overly special.


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