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

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RATINGS: 2292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thecollector (32) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2006
750 Konings Hoeven bottle. pours a chesnut brown with a quickly dissapating, creamy head that left a little lace around the rim. nose is of roasted chocolate and caramel with a bit of dates and yeast. tastes nicely toasted with caramel, chocolate, semi-sweet fruits, and mild alchohol. pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Pours a hazy copper with small whie head. Toffee aoma. Malty with notes of cloves and bananas and other fruits. Some alcohol burn. Dry, bitter finish. Pretty lively beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
Bottled. Amber color. Fruity aroma with toffee, melon and some alcohol. Full bodied and sweetish flavor with strange spiciness (cumin?), warming alcohol, toffee, melon and pineapple. Sweet finish with pineapple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 5, 2006
750ml "Koningshoeven Quadrupel" version at the Bier Garden, Portsmouth, VA. Amber pour with a white head. Lots of fruit and bready scents in the nose. Fairly sweet, toffee and fruit. Some spiciness emerges as it warms. Solid quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pours a hazy mahogany with a fluffy yellowish head that collapsed quickly. Alcohol is immediately evident in the aroma, followed by fruity and bready fragrances that are quite inviting. Medium body that is quite rich with a mouth coating feel. Complex flavors that start off sweet with dark brown suger, sweet dark fruit, and followed by the alcohol and then some spicy flavors. Finish is somewhat sweet, with a lingering stickiness, and just the slightest amount of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Hazy gold, minimal head. Huge, sweet fruity aroma. Very malt dominated with an almost cloying sweet mouthfeel. Very high alcohol presence. Seems like a barley wine to me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Wow, I really like the smell and taste of this beer. It has heavy overtones of fruits in both. As previously stated, there is really no head to speak of, but that’s not really a quality I care about when dealing with a trappist beer. I enjoy and recommend this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Bottle. Hazy amber color with minimal head. Fruity aromas and sweet citric fruit tastes with some notes of red fruit (plum, figue). Very nice and enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2006
poured a amber-brownish mix with a tan head which had some retention. Aroma was a mix of bread, spicy, and chocolate malts and some alcohol. Taste was sweet but not overpoweringly sweet. Had some spicy hop notes almost like pepper and corriander. Nice alcohol presence throught out the glass. Really smooth and rich.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4784) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Koningshoeven label. Pours dark amber into a trappist glass. Off-white medium head with nice staing power. Jaegermeister notes -- fizzy and light with Jaegermeister coming through in the palate. Lasting alcohol finish.


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