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


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RATINGS: 2478   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3916) - 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 (1001) - 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 (3918) - 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 their’s was hot, I’d guess age had something to do with it. There are also some good spice and dark fruit notes. It’s full bodied and quite easy to drink, though almost too sweet and it doesn’t 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. There’s 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, there’s 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 On tap at the Happy Gnome. Aroma is spicy and sweet, very warming like breathing in a hot cinnamon cider. Not too astonishing but pleasant like the holidays. Flavor is brown spices initially, then a very bubblegummish cotton candy taste rubs my mouth the wrong way with processed sugar, but there is some mild bitterness in the finish that saves it. Slippery, molten hot mouthfeel. Vaguely lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Sweet caramely malts some fruit and nuts. Hot alcohol, sweet with some liquorice in the mouth. Lacks subtlety but its not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Woow, this beer was in a hurry to get out of the bottle. The head is huge, smooth and creamy and the color is dark brown. The aroma has notes of yeast and fruits, the mouth feel is oily. Flavour, well I admit that La Trappe has a very, special place in my heart, I simply like their beers!! At first it’s sweet, the I get notes of ripe mango, plum, fermented fruit, malt and some hops. The bitterness is developing in the long and fruity/citrussy finish.

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