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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BazScott (22) - - JAN 13, 2016
Dark amber cloudy appearance. Pleasant aroma. Consistent flavour, with no real aftertaste. Smooth tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foerdifuxx (126) - Franconia, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Hazy amber coloured beer with a big, medium-lasting, creme-coloured head. Aromas of white wine, caramel, yeast, almond, orange peel, some alcohol and some floweriness. Sweet malty, wheaty in taste with a bit of bitter almond and orange lemonade. Late ripe banana in finish together with warming alcohol. Heavy body, fizzy carbonation, creamy texture. Less round than other trappists i know.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
A dark, complex and full bodied quadrupel. It has nice sweet and bitter tones, that go on in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is almonds, yeast, apple, dough. Taste is very fruity, berries, strawberry, sweet, light roast. Lots of yeast. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1044) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Aroma of candy sugar, figs, clove, Belgian yeasty banana and a bit boozy. Taste is the same. Slight candy sugar sweet but not overly sweet. Fig dates and raisin flavors. Doesn’t taste too boozy. Well done quad. Not too sweet and not too malty for a quad. Good balance. Solid beer and really good but nothing I can say bad about it, but also something missing that keeps me from thinking it is great. Prefer st bernardus, but this is still very a very solid quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomaspiette (11) - - JAN 9, 2016
Nez peu riche, aromes d’alcool et de raisins je distingue un arome de banane . Belle couleur ambrée. La mousse tient assez longuement. En bouche, la bière est un peu liquoreuse, assez proche du vin à nouveau. Elle est finement amère, avec de de gout de malt et un gout de pomme. La touche finale est persistante et peu amère mais agréable

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ardeo (33) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Belle couleur orange ’originale’, mousse abondante retombant lentement, arômes subtils (raisin etc). En bouche, cette bière donne une impression de "plénitude", très équilibrée et pleine d’autres choses que je ne sais pas exprimer. Mais je trouve cette quadruple vraiment digne d’une trappiste dans les meilleures belges ! :-) En fût : Couleur: orange clair Arômes pharmaceutiques peut-être l’éther?, caramel en première impression. Très rond en bouche, moelleux, très belle mousse un peu épaisse Goût de caramel et de chocolat noir, très houblonné Seulement 4/5 pour le fût ! :-(

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powerage71 (7) - SPAIN - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
Para mi gusto el gusto a regaliz inunda en conjunto de esta cerveza. Demasiado caracteristico dicho sabor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antonio369 (50) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
30 cl bottle, served in trappist chalice. Poured dark amber with a one finger white head. Aromas of banana, vanilla, raisins, citrus. Tastes of again a lot of banana, then vanilla, orange, cloves, raisins, citrus, hops, alcohol, caramel. A medium body and bittersweet finish. Overall a pretty good, sweet tasting quadrupel.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MateusBR1 (2) - - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Strong, caramel, coffee, nuts, roasty, alcohol, smoke flavor. Sweetness, thickness and heat are present in this flavor, great beer


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