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


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RATINGS: 2489   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. Colour is dark-golden. Slightly creamy like thick head or though it felt very fizzy carbonated. Aroma is very candy and sweet, some notes of banana, dry fruit, yeast, apricot and maybe even marzipan. Body medium-full. Flavour is sweet with slight bitterness to it. Smooth sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2006
(Draught at Monks Café, Stockholm) Pours clear dark red. Candy sweet, ripe bananas and canned pears aroma with some marzipan/allmond paste. A bit spicy. Sweet, canned pears flavour with total lack of heavy quadrupel features. Some liquer feeling. Allmond. Medium, spicy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Slightly cloudy dark amber with a large light brown head, great retention and lacijng. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, plum, yeast, apricot and banana. Very alcoholic body, but reasonably smooth and very sweet. Flavours of caramel and plum, nowhere near as complex as the aroma. The finish is warming and candy sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
Bottled. Clear, amber, carbonating, with a lasting, dense, creamy beige head. Banana, caramel, prunes, raisins, alcohol, candisugar and hints of cigars. Lovely, silky, warming mouthfeel with flavors of alcohol, dried fruits, yeast, candisugar, caramel, spices and ripe pears. Full-bodied and sweet. The finish has alcohol, spices and sugar. A hint of bitterness as well. Finally, when this quite quaffable beer is drunk, the lacings are still there. I love it. A lot. (061011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2006
Has a big fruity aroma and a soft fruit taste that is initially very sweet but then mellows a bit. A few spices near the end. Taste is actually ill-defined, nothing I can actually pick out. Reminds me of chimay rouge and not just because of the colour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle in Tallin. One of those bottles you just don’t want to finish... every sip reveals something a bit new you missed the first time. Toffee, caramel, berries, touch of malt. Marries the attributes of a great dark beer and a great dark beer, like a half-half with everything perfectly in balance. Deserving of waffle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with a moderate, foamy head. Nose is fruity, with floral hops, brown sugar, spice, perhaps malts. Flavor is sweet (overall), with an initial taste that’s heavy on the malts, then smooths out and lets some caramel, as well as spice, come through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeoN (26) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle and Tap! Strong (10% alcohol) with a sweet taste and great dark red colour. Rasberrie and plums malts. Prefer the tap than the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Bottle from the SAQ, in a trappist glass. Poured a hazy caramel colour with a medium head. Aroma is spicy, with sweet malt, apple, red fruits and raisins wtih notes of yeast and alcohol. The 10% abv is well hidden, it is dominated by spices and sweet malts, with notes of dough and fruits and a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy brown colour with a nice head. Aroma of fruit and alcohol. Flavour of malt, fruit and alcohol.

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