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


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RATINGS: 2491   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiplashWally (1) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2007 does not count
Frothy head that lingered. Sweet and warm flavor and thick texture, but little alcohol taste for the high content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear reddish-brown color with beige head that diminished quickly. Fruity aroma. Thick, smooth mouthful. Sweet fruityand caramel taste with some alcohol. Long warm feeling after taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2007
One of my wife’s favorite beers. Her description is absolutely delicious!!! An excellent example of a Quadrupel. Even though it has a high alcohol content, the alcohol flavor is subdued. The flavor is very smooth and somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2009 From a Koningshoeven label at Coastal Wine Connection beer club. Deep copper-red. Big and sugary with apricot/peach, raisin and moldy fruit, brown sugar, medicine and very much warming from the alcohol aspect. At the end it almost had a green apple tingle. This was a young one, would like to do a vertical tasting of this one. (#2672, 2/1/07) -- Separate impression from draft selection at Cheeky Monk, Denver -- definitely tilted toward the brown sugars, with a spicy bent. But still a damn fine beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (713) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle of Koningshoeven Quadrupel. Will state up front that I had this one night after enjoying a Rochefort 10, so it had some stiff competition. Vibrant, lasting off-white head with beautiful residual lacing. Somewhat high on the carbonation, and a bit hoppier than I expected it to be, this bier definitely softened as it sat on the palate. Very spicy and yeasty, this was a good, not excellent Quadrupel...would drink again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2007
This beer pours a crystal clear red-orange jewel with a thin, frothy white head that’s mostly diminishing. The aroma is like sweet baked goods in the oven... maybe apple crisp? Once in the mouth, the medium-bodied ale starts with the twang on malt that turns into green apple and perhaps melon... with the slitest hop bite to set it off. It has a very fresh, bright aftertaste of small, shiny green apples. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JAN 29, 2007
cloudy dark orange with beige head, the aroma is of sweet fruit. malty and alcoholic, the flavor is straightforward: toffee, sweet, yeasty, and slightly spicy. thick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle (marked Koningshoeven): pours medium craggy head, retained for long time. First aroma is phenols and bananas. Bananas recede and alcohol comes through stoutly but pleasantly, mixed with sharp malty sweet gentle mulling spices. Flavor is smooth with plenty of alcohol taste and malty like a very well aged single malt whisky: sweet, smooth, lightly biting. Enjoyed from start to finish, moreso as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4002) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
bottle at Castro’s in Toronto. whoa is this boozy, right off the bat, i’m getting alot of yeast and fruit, but the booze is right there. definite alcohol burn. takes away from the flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2007
11.2 oz bottle labeled as Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale enjoyed at the Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods) in Columbus, Ohio on 1/23/2007... Pours a deep reddish gold color with a very dense, rocky, long-lasting head that was beige in color. The aroma was sweet and had some fresh banana, spice, malt, and yeast characteristics to it. Sweet caramel malt dominates the flavor at first and then some fruit, real banana, and spice flavors begin to show. The alcohol stays in the shadows at first and then rushes out just before the finish. The alcohol seems a bit strong at first, but quickly retreats and assimilates with the rest of the flavors and lets the moderately bitter finish balance the beer. The beer is thicker than average and quite smooth. I really enjoyed this particular Quad!

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