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

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RATINGS: 2067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2004
A good quad. Decent sized head. Orangy color, somewhat foggy. Nice aroma. Citrusy, malty, and slight alcohol hints in the aroma. Nice sweet flavor. Acidic, citrusy, and some malt as well. Overall pretty decent! A nice treat from AD at the Beer Sellar in Knoxville, TN!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
fruity banana... Light medium body... Dies rather quickly when it comes to aftertaste...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BIGC (29) - USA - FEB 24, 2004
Now called koningshoeven,I sampled the 750ml bottle and the bottle still had the word trappist on it. The awesome smells of raisins and plum complimented it's beautiful deep mahogamy color. The average creamy head stayed throughout. the sweet, malty flavor was well carbonated. Alcohol and citrus notes were noticed towards the finish. Not as good as st.bernardus abt 12 but a good competitor. Look out for the alcohol sneaking up on you. wooooo

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 12oz bottle that has the Koningshoeven label yet embossed with LaTrappe. Poured a slightly cloudy amber-brown with a beige head that is quite thick and leaving scattered lacing. Outstanding aroma of fruit, sweet malt and yeast with notes of figs and raisins. Mouthfeel is velvety with a crisp lively carbonated feel. Quite smooth. The flavor is also outstanding. Fruity and candy sugar sweetness envelopes the strong malt flavor and a bit of alcohol is also detected. A slight warming sensation in the finish. Overall a high quality Trappist ale. Update 6-15-05. This is truly an under-rated brew. It seems to get better everytime I drink one.Update, draught available in Naples for the first time. This is sensational! Lucsious malty fruity treat of a beer. velvety mouthfeel, fruity malty yeasty love beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 (Bottled, BBE 12/2008) Dark red-amber with a large, foamy, tanned head. Very sweet and caramely aroma with some alcohol, dried fruit and grainy malt. Grainy, very sweet-sugary-malty flavor with dried and fresh fruit. The sugariness does hide the alcohol. Medium-bodied, sticky palate with lowish carbonation. Ok, it’s quite nice in its own dessert-kind-of way - but way too sweet and not very complex. Once again, not up to the trappist scale. Koningshoeven may technically be a trappist brewery - but qualitywise, they’re way behind the Belgians. (0.33l bottle, 2002/2003 version, rated 2/20/2004, was 6-5-8-4-14=3.7) Deep, dark, clear, red-amber color. Medium, lacy head. Slightly stuffed, fruity, toffee aroma with hints of alcohol. Caramel-malty, cherry flavor - fruity, banana finish. Sweetish. Hides the ABV very well. Sticky, full-bodied palate. Long, sweet and fruity aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 Re-re-rate Small sample from 750. Last place finisher (of 9) in Abt/Quad shootout. heavy carbonation. Aroma soured, with some cheese in the nose. Flavor much more crisp than previously noted. Re-Rate 33cl sample this time in Koningshoeven bottle. Finish more clean this time...not seeming like 10% in taste, only in the nose. Strong carbonation. Caramel, but not too complex.
750ml bottle. Poured dark reddish/brown with a scent and taste of raisins and dates. The only negative is the strong alcohol finish (it is 10% ABV). Really a winter treat, esp. for $5.99 with a free glass!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2004
This pours a cloudy amber/orange color. Head is dense, large off white colored that dissipates quite slowly. Aroma is sweet, mostly orange with a touch of spice. Taste is quite sweet and alcoholic, but not overpoweringly so. Body is medium. Aftertaste was quite mild. A nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2004
I found this to be about the same as the tripel, but maybe a little sweeter. Aroma is spiced (cardamom) dark fruit or brown sugar covered orange. Body is a dark murky copper with a nice creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit alcohol taste which sweetens up in the finish. Creamy palate. Good beer and a little stronger bodied than the tripel, but a little too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2004
I had this a couple of years ago and it was so good. I had it last night and I was disappointed. It was good. Clear orange in color. Fruity aroma. Too sweet though. Too harsh of a finish. ok.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 750 ml bottle, undated. Pours a clear orange with floaties and a big, tan head. Nice fruity aroma. Raisins all over the place. Palate is sweet and starts full, round, and nice. But it has a harsh finish. The alcohol is well hidden. The beer is rather sweet. I just dont like the finish. Close to being a great beer.


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