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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Really hard to believe this is a quad. It has such soft characteristics that I really had a hard time with the style. Aroma was really interesting with a battle between light and dark fruits. I thought the overall effect was something along the lines of rootbeer. A little spicy, a little fruity and a little sweet. Flavor is sweet, but nicely balanced with a nutty malt character. It’s nicely complex, but I still had a hard time thinking of it as a quad due to it’s delicate nature.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScoWRee (404) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Pours a beautiful golden color with a thin head with a floral aroma, yeasty. Tastes sweet, spicy, a touch of bannana, light carbination. Smooth finish. Has a bit of a cognac flavor.Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2007
A light lemon aroma with slightly alchohal bite. Orange red color with white head and excellent lacing. A very trappist tasting beer with a moderate sweet but very long taste. A very good beer to share.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle. Orange-brown and clear, with a thick white head. Strong notes of yeast in the aroma. Fairly potent, with malt and yeast the dominate flavors. The subtleties of the fermentations are not present in the flavors, as with others of this style. Overall, not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 With honor! Wonderful aroma, less wonderful amber-dark color and flavor. Intense RED FRUITS teste. This taste remains until the end, very good. Notes of banana, mainly in aftertaste. Dense and persistent foam. Moderate carbonation. Tip: It does not need to very freeze for to drink it There for the 4 or 5 degrees it is that this beer the flavors that it has............................................... Com louvor! Aroma maravilhoso, cor âmbar-escuro não menos maravilhosa e sabor idem. Desde o começo da degustação já dá pra sentir o gosto intenso de FRUTAS VERMELHAS. Esse gosto permanece até o final, muito bom. Raramente consigo sentir as "notas de banana" na cerva, mas nessa eu senti, evidente, principalmente no retrogosto. Creme denso e persistente. Achei a carbonatação um pouquinho excessiva, mas nada que prejudique as sensações que essa breja proporciona. Sempre considerei que uma Strong Ale (ainda mais essa, a 10%) pra ser excepcional deveria "esconder" o gosto de álcool, sobressaindo os outros sabores. Essa é exatamente assim. Dica: Não precisa gelar muito ao ponto de ficar trincando, como eu gelei. Lá pelos 4 ou 5 graus é que essa lindeza solta os sabores que ela tem.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zootfinster (215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Nice amber appearance. Fruity, sweet, alcoholic flavor. Refreshes the palate with a nice medium carbonationFinish is a full sweet mouthful

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color with a large frothy good lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and yeasty, alcohol, sweet, spices. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice and complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Bottle, 330 ml. Dark amber coloration, with a very nice beige head, dense and consistent. Full-bodied, even with certain complexity. Sweet. Notes of almonds, coffee and chocolate. Perceivable alcohol, but well ballanced set. Excellent aroma and aftertaste. High carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
Pours a beautiful dark amber with a light brown and very creamy head and some lace. Wonderful sweet, floral aroma, malty and fruity. Incredible taste - rich, creamy, reminds me of all the things I like about Chimay Rouge but with a bit more pepper alcohol. The hops are perfect, faint fruitiness in the malt, and a wonderful warm finish. Flawless. Slightly high on carbonation, but really thick creamy body makes for a great mouthfeel. Wow. It’s clear I need to buy this again as soon as possible, and based on the other ratings, I obviously need to let my wife try some. This beer wins in every way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
Bottled. An evening with nothing to do except drink up some of those strong beers lingering on from Christmastime. It’s a glowing beer - a candle haze lights the deep copper body, spice & pepper flare your nostrils, sweet boozy fruits brings the blood to your cheeks. And then that warmth spreads.

And as I’m the perfect gentleman, I offer some to my wife. She invariably refuses (after a framboise-gone-bad experience in Ieper) but seems strangely drawn to this one. Her verdict? Gorgeous. It’s taken me years to find a beer she really likes... and it’s a quad. ’Can we buy some more?’ she asks. My grin told her all she needed to know.


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