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


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RATINGS: 2419   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2007
No bottle on date. Pours a clear amber color with a fizzy, somewhat full, off-white head; only a small bit stays around as a frothy, persistant head. Nose is nice and malty; candied dates, light cherry, some yeast and spice, faint clove and banana with some sense of alcohol. Taste is very rich in malt with some potency from the strength; cherry and sugared date are up front with some banana, crab apple, raisin, and faint notes of yeast and pepper. Palate is medium-full, lively, and somewhat chewy in texture making it seem fuller. Finishes still quite potent but rich and sweet and lasting with cherry and date still lingering on the tongue. Not overly complex (for a quad) and with more alcohol presence than most of the style, but a little intriguing with it’s unique flavors not common to Belgians (cherry and crab apple...). The more I had, the more it seemed to grow on me, but certainly a beer that would be best suited as a dessert beer or special occasion beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pleasant orange hued pour with a big yellowish bubbly head. Aroma is yeast and bananas. Flavor is a very rich malt, with not so much a banana taste. Instead the predominate fruit is cherry. The high alcohol does not make the beer too dry. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle. Nose is yeast and lightly malty, some cherries and banana. Beautiful deep read, thin white ring around the edge. Sweet alcoholic delicious. Amazing palate. Smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3505) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
Sampler, Trappist evening hosted by Philippe Wouters at L’autre œil, savoured on site on January 17 2007; eye: copper, clear, creamy white head, light effervescence; nose: alcohol, caramelized malt, spices, pepper; mouth: caramelized malt, lots of alcohol swirls, finale in caramelized malt with a nice layer of caramel, full body, alcoholic and creamy texture, good carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, acquires a nice equilibrium as it warms, equilibrium that was missing as the beer was served a bit too cold; overall: nice at serving but much better as it reached room temperature FRANÇAIS Échantillon, soirée trappiste animée par Philippe Wouters à L’autre œil, savourée sur place le 17 janvier 2007; oeil : cuivrée, claire, mousse crémeuse blanche, légère effervescence; nez : alcool, malt caramélisé, épices, poivre; bouche : malt caramélisé, beaucoup d’effluves d’alcool, finale en malt caramélisé avec une belle couche de caramel, corsée, texture alcoolique et crémeuse, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, acquiert un bel équilibre en se réchauffant, équilibre qui faisait un peu défaut lorsque la bière a été servie (un peu trop froide); en résumé : bonne au moment de servir mais encore meilleure à température ambiante

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Pours deep even looking copper with tan head. The aroma comes off as sweet with surgary malts, dark candied cherries, some raisins, a hint of pepper and, if I inhale long enough, I get a sense of the alcohol. There may also be a faint smokiness hidden beneath the sweetness. The flavor attacks my taste buds with sweet dark fruitiness that is mostly cherry in nature. I also get some dried plums, dates, raisins, over ripe red apples, sweet candi sugar and hints of molasses. Above all that sweetness is a subtle yeast and spiciness. I don’t sense the alcohol in the flavor at all. Enjoyable-plucky brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2007
The color was orange/light amber. The head was thin and white. The aroma was yeasty, hoppy, and butterscotch. The flavor was sweet and hoppy. The flavor was heavy but not as bitter as the aroma implied. The palate was thick/medium bodied. It was smooth, nicely carbonated. The finish was warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AskForJenny (1054) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2007
0817K1516 330ml - Dark caramel liquid under vast dark tan head, superior lacing. Candy and roasted malt on nose. Astringent, sweet malt on sip, with an agressive, rewarding finish after. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2007
11.2 ounce bottle at monks bar in Philly...Reddish amber, thin white head...malty and sweet aroma...a thick body, sweet with a hefty malt backbone...strong black licorice/ anise flavors in the aroma and palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Bottle. Bit hazy darkish golden colour with a nice big foamy white head. Aroma is quite sweet, fruity, malty and spicy. The flavour is bitter-sweet, malty and bready, fruity, some alcohol. Bitter and bit sweet finish. Very strong and tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Bottle, 10%. Sweet malt, marcipan aroma with a touch of OK booze. Hazy dark amber colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is sweetish with a good dried fruit note. The finish is nicely malty and creamy. There is a rather strong alcohol presence, but it is a nice and warming alcohol note.

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