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


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RATINGS: 2489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
750 ml bottle with the Koningshoeven label. Pours a stunning sunset mahogany, teeming with pollenlike floaties. Drippy lace tails follow the deflating airy ecru head. Anise, pear, and vanilla scents comprise the first wave aromatics. Ensuing bouquet of bubblegum and bananas, candied fruits and marzipan, lychee and salt, and the heady sweetness of mothballs and denatured alcohol. Flavor comes through crisp and barely sweet, spicy and yeasty, evoking walnuts, rosemary, mango, and caramel. Intense and warm, yet still soft, ethanol character. Actually quite light and thin, considering the beer’s heft. Near-eternal aftertaste of strawberry Chapstick, cantaloupe, chocolate, and metallic “tang.” Comprehensibly complex and enjoyable, but also mild-mannered, inhibited, and pastel… a nubile nymph who won’t go past second base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
http://www.moonlightbridal.com/frontend/proddetail an amber/ chestnut brown with thick, foamy yellowish beige head. Aroma of plum, raisin, fig, chocolate, roasted malt and strong alohol. Sweet up front with taste of dark berries, chocolate and a strong maltiness foloowed by a dry sweet alcohol finish. Very Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Had great expectations to this one, being my favorite style and all. Muddy brown look with a bubbling brown head. Aroma is very intense. Alchohol, darkfruits and portwine on the posetive side. Also had some metallic eartheren notes that i wasnt too found of. At first the flavor is as great as expected. Powerfull flavor of alchohol, sweet fruity notes, wine and portwine, but towards the end the alchohol kinda takes over and gives the brew a vodka like finish that wasnt too suitable. Sparkling mouthfel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Tasted 22. Nov -07. A lot of smell with some kind of sweetness, maybe honey and port wine, not Sure. Tasted a lot of nuts in it. A bit to sweet and overwhelming alcohol for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bontus (742) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle at Fonnefeesten Lokeren. My first La Trappe. Overwhelming aroma, very complex but in harmony. Fruit & spices, sugar and malt. Full body, average carbonation. Overall a great Abt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (893) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a warm amber with a medium white head and a sweet, fruity nose. Taste is complex sweet, with alcohol, fresh fruit, caramel,brown sugar and malt. Nice sweet finish, make this a very good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MagnusVMagnum (48) - USA - NOV 19, 2007
I got it under Koningshoeven Qudrupel. It’s just plain excellent. I’ve been trying a number of Belgium beers for some time now (if I could get around to reviewing them all) and so many lately have reminded me of Delirium (either Tremens or Nocturnum) lately I’m almost fed up. Don’t get me wrong. I love Delirium, but I can’t help but wonder why its generally rated so much lower than so many Belgians that taste just like it. Maybe it’s the pink elephant.... In any case, this one is very noteworthy to me because it does NOT taste like Delirium to me. It still has that distinctly Belgium flavor, but I find I like it better than both Corsendonk (another fine one that does NOT taste like Delirium) and possibly even Duvel (might need to compare a bit before I make up my mind). In any case, it’s excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
500 ml bottle. Hazy brown/amber color. Big, off-white head. Fruity, sweet malt, alcohol. Very balanced beer. Mmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Hazy amber with quickly diminishing large white head, leaving hardly any lacing. Apple aroma, taste has some complexity with ripe fruit, spice, and some alcohol warmth. Some dry, bitterness to finish, thought it was an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2007
Heavy hoppy aroma. Huge frothy head. Good lacing Mostly lasting longevity. Clear brown body. Light bitter initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Medium to full palate and a creamy texture.

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