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

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RATINGS: 2186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2006
(bottle) Hazy ruby amber colour with a big and stable tanned foamy head. Yeasty-fruity bubblegum aroma with peppery spice. Sweet flavour, full bodied, almost fizzy carbonation. Initially sweet malty, fruity (oranges, plums) and caramel. Sweet malty, spicy (coriander) finish with notes of herbal hops. I had to sneeze more than 50 times after a few sips (dry hopping ? – I´m very allergic to hops).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
30 cl bottle. Amber colour with a small head. Aroma of candy, sugar, caramel and yeast. Nice complex flavour of sweetness, sugar and some indefinable spice, but it turns out very alcoholic at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
fresh 30cl bottle. copper body with a small white head which disapates quickly. Carmely smell with a hint of alcohol. The alchol shocked me when if first hit my tongue, but it quickly settled down. Sweet malt flavor with some yeastiness. Suprising thin for a quad. Bought a sixer, but it only takes one of these to make me warm and happy. Will try the others after some time in the cellar and update acordingly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with fading white head. The aroma is very caramely with burnt sugar, toast, some plum, and some faint, sweetish yeast. The aroma has lots of burnt sugar as well, and quite a good sum of prune. The finish has some ashy hops, but the dryness balances the richness pretty well. There is, of course, some yeast in there, too, and not as much alcohol taste as it seems there should be for a 10%abv. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 I had a different bottle, other disign. Sweet smell like candy bitter aftartaste, lots of yeast, a shame that the only dutch trappistenbier is not my taste, to everwalming full and alcohol. RE-RATE, 5-18-2006: used to be 2.9 had a wrong temprature ore bottle, now its much better,.. less overwalming and now I can fint the beauty in thise one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
Brown colour, very slightly hazy, huge head. A sweet, bready aroma with, I think, a little peach and some yeast. Sweet taste of malt and alcohol. Warming, gentle, and very, very wonderful.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention. Aroma of cookie dough, which seems to be part of all beer from this brewery and is very enjoyable. Taste is also comprised of sweet malt reminiscent of cookie dough with some dry figs. Body could be more full and alcohol was well hidden. Still missing a little something to match the other great beer from this style thought.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2005
This stuff is like drinking a liquid Krispy Creme Donut with Alcohol! This stuff will rock your world. A very tasty, sweet, bready, yeasty, fruity, honey-like quad. Nice job on this beer. I can only drink one tho. And that’s OK.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Wow. A Tilburger! I didn’t know. I’ve got a special place in my heart for this now. Plus, this is great beer. Sweet green apple orchard on the nose. Big head and pours red brown. Tastes of alcohol, malt, and that delicious apple. Medium finish with some malt showing through. Thoroughly enjoyable. There is a reason the quadrupel style rules the ratings.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2005
Good size, tightly beaded, off-white head on top of a reddy amber body. Yeasty nose of broth and then some caramel. Velvety smooth but thick mouthfeel with warming alcohol and rich fruit, I also get some orange, prunes, spice, caramel and honey. Good presentation, even better aroma and the flavour is full bodied, a little complex but seems very sessionable. Just thin enough not to be cloying. Enjoyed this! Cheers!


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