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

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RATINGS: 1983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Re-Rate 06/12/02: This bottle is the 2000 vintage, been rest in my íCellarí for the last year and a half. Clear cherry red, creamy beige head, tons of lace. Nose is malt, plummish, earthy, sweet. Front is sweet, the top medium to full, the finish is hop spicy, acidic, dry, robust, and quite pleasant. Age has improved a bit, but I still like the double and triple better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2002
Raisins. And Molasses cookies. Soaked in Rum. Thatís what I get out of this beer. The beer was a little flat, especially for a trappist beer. Good beer, but Iíve better beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2002
Different. Not hot in flavor with a 10% abv. Spicy apricot rich malts. Color a lot lighter than I expected

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
This just doesnít stand up to the La Trappe Tripel. The Quad is too medicinal/spicy, and the malt flavors arenít as sweet. The 10% alcohol IS well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2002
The sampled bottle was from 1992. Redorange beer with a fruity nose. Lots of blueberries and raspberries. Itīs huge and just keeps going, like a mix of The Green Giant and the Duracellbunny. The flavor is sweet with toffee and marsmallowtones.Fruity with a peppery tone and some sharpness. A true world class beer that definitely gets better by the years.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18970) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
Sampling of the 1992 version in 2002: Dark amber. Aroma of berries and malt. Very malty, rich, bready, big toffee flavour. It has matured and developed better wonderfully, gone is the syrupiness, and you canít notice the alcohol. Worth waiting for...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2002
An interesting beer. Cloudy peach color with a medium sized head and a big spicy and yeasty nose. Lots of malts with apricot and light fruit flavors. Spicy with a bit of a dry finish. Interesting and quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2002
Good but canít stand with the great trappist breweries. Smell molasses but only faintly. A very warming beer but tastes better when it is still cold. Gets an almost stale aftertaste at room temperature.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2002
Smells of mild molasses. Hazy peach colour, almost no head. Strong alcohol, plums, and sherry. Warming finish, (at 10%, I guess) Complex. Fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2002
What is a quadruppel? Easy to drink even at its high alc content. Lacking in a special something...


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