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


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RATINGS: 2244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 33cl, cool, in a broad Duvel Tulip glass. Close kin to the excellent (and cider-murky) tripel. Clear deep amber, slight lingering head. Forward aroma honeyed and overripe ripe fruit then whiff maple syrup. Flavor is big - amazing tropical fruit-like presence at front , diving into roasted malty and brandy-like sustain finishing with a gentle bitterness. Stately while at the same time friendly. Rounded bitterness re-emerges in elegant swells. Mouth embracing, slight candy feel, warming sweet/alcohol sensations in palate and back of mouth - opulent with aromatic information. Evolves constantly!!!! I could smell the empty glass for hours. Less austere and more exuberant than some Trappists. One of the most fragrant and generously flavorful things Iíve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (779) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Big ceramic bottle with a swing top bought from Internet wines back in 2002. Pours a nice amber-brown colour with a small tan head. Nice malt aroma in the beginning, with port and prune notes; but later the aroma becomes much sweeter. Strong, thick-bodied, the taste is sweet and malty; the alcohol is hidden well, but for me this boy is a little too sweet. It finished more dry than expected, with some spiciness too. I wish it had some bitterness to balance things out. I liked it more as it warmed, but it still lacked some balance. I liked it, but itís not my favorite trappist ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Awesome. The aroma of bananas gave me a hint that I would enjoy this beer even before the first sip. Wondeful and warming. This was the perfect beer for a winter evening on the front porch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Quite clear for the style with a loose off white head. Amber. Aroma of pear,some honey, apple, bread, a touch of cat pee. Clean and straight forward for a quad. All the flavors are there but it seems like some of the magic isnít. Really a good rendition but without any element that makes it shine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Body is a cloudy garnet with minimal tan head. Aroma of plum and fruit, very malty and alcoholic, with some bread and yeastiness. Flavor is quite alcoholic which overshadows a lot of the flavor. More vinous notes in the flavor, but the body is a bit on the thin side. Iím not very impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Cloudy amber brown color with a few floaties, tan head. Plummy aroma, other fruit, light booze and some malt. Flavor is also pretty fruity, some raisin and plum, some booze again. I like the body but the alcohol is too apparent. Iíd imagine a cellared version would be less harsh and very nice. As it is, itís still pretty nice, but for a quad itís not as well made as some of the others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2005
Clear golden brown with off white head. Raisen cherry nose with light creamy toffee. Rich mouthfeel with a big sweetness that lingers. Cherry with some medicine quality to it in a good way, rich malt and a background of light toffee. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Almost had to chisel out the cork. Poured a darkened amber with a light tan head. Speckled with sediment throughout. The aroma alone is enticing. Strong yeasty, bready aroma...this is quite a bouquet of fruits as well... prunes, apples, grapes, plums and peaches. Flavor is all malt with an apple like sweetness up front that fades into plums and prunes with a touch of woodiness and a grapey, yeasty finish. The body is very full and thick. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2005
smelled of 2 distinct items that I could not pick apart, but hints of a sweet flowery aroma was in it, the smell was very pleasant. Had a thin white/offwhite head over a cloudy copper body. The palate was highly carbonated w/ a medium body and a smooth finish the flavor was very sweet, too much so for my taste w/ hints of rose light carmel a smokey wood, and brown sugar, with a hint of tart in the finish and a small touch of alcohol as it warmed. Overall a pretty complex taste that was good but to sweet to have gotten a better rating from me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
Pours out a rich peachy-red colour with some nice lasting head. Very nice aroma, sweet & fruity. The taste is like candy-apple and prunes. Alcohol very well hidden. Enjoyable to drink, my only knock against it is itís just a little sweeter than Iíd like.

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