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


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RATINGS: 2381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle: Cloudy, reddish amber in color with a big off white head. Aroma, fruits, some bready yeast, and some spice. Flavor, caramel, bready notes, some spice, raisins, prunes. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Pours dark amber color with fizzy white head. Aroma of peach, pear, fig, apple. Flavor has a little banana mixed with the aforementioned pear and apple notes and yeasty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Blind Quad 07. 750 ml bottle thanks to drewbeerme for this brew. Looks great in the glass fizzy off white head on top a slightly hazed amber orange body but a whiff of it. Whew phenols is taking it over. Perfume, chemicals, phenols, and a little lemon and yeast some where in there. Iím not sure why Iím pickin up these more than anyone else. Due to the lack of similar shaped glasses mine is taller and maybe concentrates those aromas so that I canít stand this one. Very sugarry sweet peachy yeasty so much alcohol, this is hard to drink. Why did we start off with this one? Fizzy and astringent finish. Canít finish my sample. 7 out of 9 over all but dead last for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 750ml, part of our blind "Better Know a Style: Abt/Quadrupel" tasting, big thanks to jimbowood for getting this to me in time for the quad tasting. pours a good fizzy head with nice lacing, a hazy amber/orange. nose is caramel, cookie, very yeasty, raisin, plum, and very peachy. this is a very sweet beer with notes of peach and plum. finishes long, dry, watery, and lots of alcohol. finished 7th, out of 9 quads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (976) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle - January 2007. Beatifull clear deep full amber-organe color with a frothy, creamy slight beige head and vivid carbonatation. The head stays there, half an inch thick all my chalice. Aroma is strongly peaches, some yeasty phenols, some burnt sugar, caramel and fruits. Splendid. Taste is very rich and comlex, confirms what insinuated in the nose. Full fruit flavor, some apricots, a bit of plums. Alcohol amazing and deceively conceibed. Mouthfeel is really creamy, full but no so mucho for a beer this size. Great drinkability for a 10% abv brew. Really nice and arguably the CEO at La Trappe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
750 ml bottle. Oak and light fruit notes predominate w/ a mild alcohol finish that lingers on the tongue. Very drinable. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3812) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2007
750ml bottle, dated 2000/2001 - Pours murky amber with a thin head and some lacing. The yeast and malt aroma includes some dark fruit notes. The flavor is very sweet with the 10% abv almost completely buried. Given some other reviewers saying theirís was hot, Iíd guess age had something to do with it. There are also some good spice and dark fruit notes. Itís full bodied and quite easy to drink, though almost too sweet and it doesnít seem to be as complex as some of the trappist ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a dark red, with a frothy one finger head that fades quickly to a thick cap. The cap lasts throughout the entire drink, and leaves behind a spotty lace. Smell; lots of dark fruits, with plums, grapes and maybe a little fig. Thereís also a fairly strong sugary, candy like aroma, as well as alcohol. Taste; very sweet, and candy like upfront. Once you get past the overbearing sweetness, thereís some dark fruits, and a pretty nice bready maltiness. The alcohol is very much present, and actually becomes a nit to much after a while. Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is thick and on the syrupy side, and when combined with the alcohol, makes this a bit of a chore to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Poured from bottle. Very fruity beer. Sweet. Tasted grapes right away. Tasted to me like a watery, carbonated wine, almost. Very unique. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle at Winking Lizard - Pours caramel in color with a short offwhite head. Aromas of candi sugar, yeast, raisin, and cinnamon. Flavor is candi sugar, raisin, some plum, brown sugar, and light spice. Palate is very airy and medium bodied.. Pretty drinkable quad overall..

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