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RATINGS: 2515   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - 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 (1066) - 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 (734) - 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 (15247) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pours a dark red with a big off white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, blue cheese. Taste is mild, smooth, fruity, and yeasty. This was surprisingly light for a Quadrupel. Seemed more like a Dubbel to me. Overall it was still good but nowhere near the other Belgian Quads I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Poured a thick copper amber brew with a thick, creamy, light tan head. Left a good lace too. The aroma was wonderful. A very sweet spice aroma was dominant, wtih grapes and alcohol following. There was also a Belgian yeasty sourness present in the aroma. Oh man, sweet sweet taste, alcohol, ripe grapes, nutmeg, and some almost spicy bite. The palate was very crisp, full, and carbonated with a warm mellow background. The finish was warm and full. Overall, one of the best "Belgians" I’ve had. I was very surprised with this beer. It turned out to be a wonderful Quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Labeled as "Koningsgoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale" in a 750ml Bottle. Excellent beer, pours a dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Has a nice rich caramel flavor with hops and some yeast present, along with some fruity flavors. Truly one of the best beers I have had. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2007
750 ml ceramic bottle under the La Trappe name. Pours cloudy amber. Notes of spice, malt and green apple on the nose. Dry and surprisingly thin on the palate. Slightly oaky with hints of dark chocolate. Finishes dry, malty and long.

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