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

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RATINGS: 2159   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Lighter brownish red body with almost no head. Aroma is malty. Raisins and plums with some alcohol. Unfortunately, there’s that basement feeling like their other beers that I can’t stand. Flavor luckily lost the basement part and was an enjoyable Quadrupel. Add in caramel too. Nothing huge like Rochefort but still sweet, complex and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
Amber appearance and poured with a big head. Quite sweet with a very dominating alcohol presence as you would expect. Pleasant but a bit too heavy for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
(Bottle 30 cl) Dark amber colour which hazes if you pour the abundant sediment. Fairly small head, but it sticks to the glass. Lovely aroma of figs. Sweetish and extremely potent with lovely, fruity ale-esters. Notes of chocolate, nuts, figs, dates, caramel - all the goodies. Lovely beer. 311002

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours dark brown with nice beige head that fades quickly. Aroma is full of over-ripe fruit and spices. Although a little musty and subdued, very nice. Flavor is all sweet malt up front with some apple and banana throught the middle. Huge alcohol kick at the end is killing this for me. Overall takes a hit from the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 2, 2005
In the 750 ml bottle from Gomers. Floral aroma and flavor. Dark Brown amber in color. The head was faint and did not last long. Thick, syrupy, and chewey. Smooth palate without a strong alcohol burn. Not as awesome as I had hoped, but good. I think the triple from this brewery is best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2005
The bottle poured a dark amber or light brown liquid with a thin beige creamy head. The head did not last long and left no lacing. The aroma consisted of sweet ripe fruit and spices with notable alcohol spiciness. The body was full with a sharpness due to ample carbonation and the texture was smooth. The flavor starts off sweet malt and matures showing off the fruit and spices. The finish is long lasting, sweet with almost no hop character and an ample alcohol notes that make your ears warm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2005
I heard this is no longer being made, glad to have the chance to try this. Pours a light amber with lots of little floaties like most quads seem to have, almost impossible sometimes to get a perfect clean pour. Sweet caramel apple flavor with tons of estery spice. Very well carbonated to keep it from being overly heavy and the carbonation really brings the spices to life.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrob21 (2674) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Less complex taste then you would expect from a quadrupel but a nice drink nonetheless. Quick finish with hints of caramel, cereal, red, hazy, aminimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Tap at Delaney’s in New Haven. Proper glassware! Yeah Delaney’s! Has that definite Belgian yeasty aroma, but also corriander, clove, vanilla, (green?) raisin and other light fruits (banana, orange peel) and just a hint of rum. It looked gorgeous in it’s glass, decent head sat atop a somewhat hazy orange body. First sip is fruity and sweet, and you can’t really detect the alcohol at this point (dangerous) As it warms, it becomes a bit more astringent, but that’s nicely balanced by your tongue going numb. It finishes sweet and smooth with a slight dryness as it glides down your throat. Compared to other belgians, the aroma and flavor are a little light, but it’s still an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2005
Bottle. A good head with generous bubbles, the body has an amber clear color. The alcohol is evident in the aroma, some spices, coriander, hops, orange peel. The taste is rich and round with well concealed alcohol. Balanced sweetness.


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