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


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RATINGS: 2416   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Pours a dark brandy copper color with a full, semi creamy froth. Hangtime is superb w/ full, sticky residual lacing. Minimal residual effers in the glass, almost flat by sight. Aroma is mild w/ dried dark fruits and Belgian granite. Full nectar w/ ample residual effers that only reveal themselves on the palate. Quite explosive. Flavors of cherry, fig, raison, plum, apricot, kiwi, and a light push toward rootbeer. Other nuances of tobbacco and leather. The sweetness factor is moderate yet gets a lending hand from the tart kiwi for balance. The alcohol is mildly noticable. Finish is long with w/ a moderate sweetness and a slight tartness that lingers. Overall: an interesting specimen worthy of mention. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Dark amber colored, medium beige head. Banana, fruits, mild spices and caramel in aroma, banana fits here well. Medium to full bodied. Banana, fruits, mild spices and alcohol in flavor, banana dominates. Strong sweetness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a hearty aroma consisting of yeast, malt, and wheat. It is a copper colored solution with a thick cream colored head and heavy lacing. This moderately thick beer has a full taste that is smooth and mildly sweet. This beer has a gentle hint of orange as it first enters the mouth then the flavors of wheat, yeast, and caramel proceed to entice the palate. A mild biscuit flavor can be detected right before this beer fades smoothly away to leave a nice caramel taste lingering in the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5158) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2006
Deep copper-coloured with a huge, off-white head, leaving lacing. Wonderfully strong, sweet caramel and fruity aroma. Some liquorice. Flavour start sweet with lots of caramel and caramel, but is balanced towards the middle by good, spicy (and somewhat earthy) hop bitterness. Dry and long, earthy finish. It is wonderful as a young beer (and has it become even more complex lately?), but gets irresistable after 5 years careful aging. The rating is for the young beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle at the Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester 24/01/2002 Mid brown coloured and very strong in alcohol. Sweet and rich on the palate. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Heavy malty aroma reminds me of apples, pears, and raisins with a little bit of yeast. Huge rocky white head on top of a mostly clear brown beer. Very sweet stuff. Apples and raisins continue into the flavor. Creamier mouthfeel than a lot of the Quads I have had. Carbonation is somewhat soft compared to the size of the head. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Batch K0584, 12:39. wow was i surprised. Poured a nice medium brown, nice fluffy head. Aroma was fruity and malty. Flavor was of caramel and fruits some chocolate mabye. What i was surprised about the most was the creamy mouthfeel. Nice Nice beer."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 (750 mL bottle) My first ever rating, so I thought it would be appropriate to rate the first Belgian I ever had. Pours a nice deep golden brown, slightly hazy with noticeable sediment. Large frothy head, dissipates slowly. Aroma is light bread, moderately yeasty. Nice perfumey hops with a hint grapefruit. Initial flavor is a sweet banana clove almost like a good Hefe finishes. Mouth feel is smooth, slightly oily, with moderate carbonation. Hides the alcohol VERY well. Left a bit of a metallic taste in my mouth after a minute or two. Overall it’s pretty much your standard Quad, not necessarily amazing but a good solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
(corked and caged bottle - 750 ml) Dark ruby pour with not much of carbonation and a lot of floating sediment. Aroma is lots of malt with hints of raisins, apple cider and some alcohol. Taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor that goes quickly to a sweet middle with hints of apples, raisins and cherries and a very evident alcohol presence at the end. Loads of sweet malts and dark fruits throughout. Medium bodied with lots of sweetness and alcohol. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
Massive rocky tan head on a deep brown body. Fruit and malt aroma. This clean and malty with raisin and brown sugar notes. Hop bitterness was indeed present but the finish was dominated by alcohol.

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