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

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RATINGS: 2266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2005
11.2oz bottle. Poured a nice murkey off copper brown. Very sweet. Fluffy white head at first. Lots of apple and raisin and some brown sugar.Also some mints and a slight toffee. Lots of malt. Retains a lovely smoothness throughout. highly enjoyable. I need to try the others now!!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 From a small bottle.Worn out Leather trousers in colour.Little head.Old wine and north african fruits,strong malt.Computer says no.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Mellower nose. Candy, fruits, maybe some grain. tastes like.. apple juice? lots of fruity flavors swilring around. sometimes apple, sometimes raisin or plum. solid backbone here, assertive malts and sweetness, very light herb bitterness. like a beefed up dubbel. slight hint of honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Thin white head. Very dark and cloudy brown body. Aroma is overwhelming bubblegum and some pears. Also a hint of clove. The taste was bananas and clove. Also some hints of pepper and appples. The alcohol is detected, but not overwhelming. A nice quad, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2005
pours a amber color with a small rimming head. aroma and flavor is caramel rasin and soy sauce. body is rich and smooth. i like this pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Last of the Koningshoeven La Trappe gift pack (four 11.2oz bottles.. blonde, dubbel, tripel, quadrupel, and glass). The quad is considerably stonger and more flavorful than the others. They are all much the same in appearance and aroma, malty and fruity, with a creamy head that quickly disappears. There is more complexity in the quad.. flavors go in every direction. Mainly sweet malt base but then a variety of dark fruits and spices explode on the tongue, The sweetness, fruit flavors, spices, bitterness, and carbonation offset each other evenly and create a lively and interesting brew. Almost a sensory overload at times. No fault to be found here.. quite excellent! All the beers presented in the gift pack were variations on the same flavor theme, and all were imensely enjoyable. Others seem to prefer the quad, while I found them all appealing.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
iguenard (9) - Ottawa Area, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004 does not count
Insanely strong esters of coconut milk, strawberries and pineapple. Promise of thick creamy body, of tropical candies.Thick creamy head, bulbous in middle, leaving a nice belgian lace on the glass. Rises softly. Orange-red opaque. A wonderfully complex brew that shines with its esters that fill the air once the bottle is poured and appeal even the most harsh critics of beer. One brew to recommend to start out for a classic belgian taste. Very creamy body, head glides on the cheeks. Sour and astringent tastes in palate, quite shocking tastes of spices and pepper in palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 7, 2004
The aroma of earthy maltiness with leather,brown sugar,cloves and alcohol.The off white moussy head was impressive as was the clear reddish brown ale( I drank this warmer then reccomended @65F)Bottle conditioned It is malty sweet to start but finishes with a spicy creaminess that is nice.Try one Today...The La Trappe name was not on my bottle. Labeled Konings Hoeven Quadruple but listed the La trappe website on the label.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Beautiful looking brew. Slightly hazy apricot in appearance w/ a decent amount of carbonation. Has a lot of aroma. You can tell just by the smell that this one is going to be strong but fantastic. Nice sweet spicy flavors but not too sweet. Can’t quite put my finger on all the flavors I pick up; there are a bunch of them. A tad bit of alcohol flavor but it feels great as it warms going down. Simply the best Quad I’ve ever tasted, without a doubt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
I’m not sure how to decipher the code to tell the age. This stuff was more amazing than I remember. Very similar to St. Bernadus 8 with a tad more oomph but still so smooth. Have to buy more.


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