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RATINGS: 2546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Quadrupel is La Trappeís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - FEB 19, 2008
Very lacing head covers a nutty amber ale. Spicy and fruity, figs and raisins above all. Rounded and smooth. Alcohol is little noticeable. Flavourful, full bodied, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2008
From a bottle into a trappist glass. Very nice looking beer. Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a thick white head that lingered for a very long time. The alcohol seemed a little overwhelming at first, but this beer really hit its stride about a third of they way into the glass. The spices and fruitiness came to the front, and the alcohol added a prefect kick at the back of the throat. it did get a little heavy on the alcohol towards the end, but all in all a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle at Chaucerís Pub- Brown liquid sits beneath a foamy off white cloud. Good lace throughout. Nose is very fruity. Dark fruit like plum, some fig, raisin. Lots of bubblegum esters and also quite yeasty and spicy. Sweet dark fruit flavour profile consists of fig, prune, red cherries. Thereís lots of spiciness and yeasty flavours with rye bread and some caramel. Excellent creamy finish with lingering bitterness and dried fruit flavours. Certainly a sipper. A good choice for #1200.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Surprising that this fine quad, a trappist from the Netherlands no less is one of my new favorites. I found a site online where one guy rated all of the trappists and his scores for the Achel and LaTrappe beers were very low. I feel this is a very refined quad and holds itís own with not only the Chimay Grand Reserve and St Bernardus Abt 12, but also the Roche 10. Now I canít wait to find a bottle of Achel Extra Bruin! As for the beer itself, itís an indulgence in taste and mouthfeel while keeping a classic profile... the sugars, the yeast, the body all excell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
On tap. Orange/brown with thin off-white head. Smells of raisin and toasted malt. Taste is much the same. Fairly sweeter than I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2008
750, corked and baled. Just pulled this off the shelf at regular price, so it canít even be a year old yet. So this is just a control rating, not a "real" rating of this beer when itís at the peak of its powers.
Pours a lovely glowing dark brown with a nice moussy dark tan head. No shortage of lace. Big fruity toffee nose. Nice medium body with attractive tiny-bubbled carb. Fruity, bready, toffee-like and somewhat vinous notes angle for prominence on the mid-palate. Long dry crackery finish.
This is some wonderful beer, but everything about it, from the rather forward sweetness to the hints of twang near the finish, lead me to believe that this would massively benefit from a few years in the dark. That would probably turn it into a world-beater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Another great Trappist. Hot but balanced with sweet and spice. All around a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 burnt orange in color. Aromas of vanilla and apricot. Sweet vanilla taste, some banana and bubblegum notes. Very sweet sticky finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rane (1036) - Nibe, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle. Reddish colour with huge long lasting pale head. Aroma dominated by dried fruits plumes, dates and figs and some malty. Taste sweet and full again with notes of dried fruits. A very nice beer somewhat lighter than Rochefort or Westvleterns quads. Welcome to my top ten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Red amber color with a creamy lasting beige head. Yeasty aroma with sweet notes of cherries. Smooth carbonation. Flavor of sweet malts, raisins and some yeast, well hidden alcohol. Slides of your mouth and doesnít actually leave a noteworthy aftertaste.

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