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


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RATINGS: 2479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2007
This is my least favorite of the Trappist Quads. (so far). It isn’t a bad beer at all but is kind of lacluster when compared to other beers like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours a nutty light brown color into the trappist glass. The color was cloudy with a small light tan head and a clingy inch of lacing. The scent was of alcohol, raisins, malt and some yeast. The taste was a big hit of raisins and malt up front with some cloying sweetness in the back. A sticky, nutty mouthfeel and sweetness gave way to a doughy, bread like aftertaste. A fullfilling quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Name: Koenigshoeven Quadrupel Trappist
Date: April 20, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, thin tan head
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma
Flavor: lots of rich malt flavor, touch of alcohol fumes, hint of fruity

Name: La Trappe Quadrupel
Date: August 11, 2006
Mode: bottle
Words: aged
Appearance: muddy brown, whispy beige head
Aroma: oxidized ripe fruit aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: nice sweet fruity flavor, light bitterness

Name: Koenigshoeven Quadrupel Trappist
Date: January 02, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, lots of fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: rich and sweet malt flavor, very fruity, just a hint of spicyness or bitterness

Name: Koenigshoeven Quadrupel Trappist
Date: March 07, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: leon’s decatur
sweet and fruity, rich and tooty,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: La Trappe Quadrupel
Date: March 26, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: the porter
Score: 3.0 to 3.8
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, lots of fruity esters, apricots and peaches
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candied fruits, sticky
Overall: the definitive golden quad

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: La Trappe Quadrupel
Date: April 18, 1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: DC
Vintage: 1995
Appearance: cloudy amber, lasting thin tan head of fine bubbles
Aroma: rich malt aroma with subtle flora hops
Flavor: rich aged malt flavor followed by underlying bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
750mL, no date. Clear effervescent tea orange with a three finger rocky head. Lacing has a few holes in it, but overall looks great. Aroma is yeasty with peach, banana, and some lemon--these are a little more in the background. There are some spicy notes, herbal and citrus hops, brown sugar, raisins and a grape tang--overall fairly sweet. Flavor has lots of raisiny, brown sugar and powdered sugar, and grapey sweetness. Still fairly spicy as well. Alcohol is present and warming, but works well with everything else going on here. Very dry finish. Full body with moderate carbonation. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13614) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
33 cL bottle as Koningshoeven. Warm dark fruit aromas. Something of a mahogany color with a creamy beige head. It leaves lace tatters. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. It starts with prunes, raisins, caramel. The body seems to thin rapidly. The sweetness has a certain tang, like bitter cherry. Nutty, yeasty notes. The finish is rather dry, nutty, and very slightly bitter. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (10678) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2007
330ml bottel (bb. 07-2008). Before the pour it smells like sherry. The pour reveals a nice aroma from plums, figs and grapes. Creamy, off-white head, some of it remaining. Good lacing on the galss. Dark amber coloured body, slightly hazy. Complex and exciting taste of cherries, raisin, bread and caramel reaching its peak with a discreet spicy bitterness at the end. Moderate sweetness and almost full bodied. Surely a brew for contemplation - a real taste of silence. Bottle from Fine Food at Kastrup Airport (enjoyed at home, 08.08.2007).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Hop Leaf, Chicago. Had this one right after my Rochefort 10, so unfortunately it had a tough act to follow. But it held up very well- the alcohol was much more prevalent in this one than in the Rochefort. Flavor was a bit lighter and not as complex, but it must be noted that for 1/2 the cost ($6/bottle vs the $12 for the 10), this was a great deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
Tasted 2007-08-20. Fresh bottle, 30cl. Pour red/brown with a light brown head. Clear and no floaties whatsoever. Sweet, spicy, fruity. Alcohol is very present in this young beer - it gives the beer a warm touch. Therer’s a nutty touch to this one. Also prunes, oranges and yeast dominates. Very good. I was surprised to see no sediments in this one? Seems like there should at least be some yeast at the bottom? Must be the young age!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown, average head. Sweet aroma. Good flavor with alcohol present. Not bad, not great. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
I had this along side a St. Bernardus 12 . . . so it was up against some stiff competition. Not that good. Poured dark. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Flavor was disappointing, a little too much cherry and medicinal tastes. Warming alcohol finish. Not great.

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