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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2268   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 750 ml bottle, undated. Pours a clear orange with floaties and a big, tan head. Nice fruity aroma. Raisins all over the place. Palate is sweet and starts full, round, and nice. But it has a harsh finish. The alcohol is well hidden. The beer is rather sweet. I just dont like the finish. Close to being a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2958) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2004
Slightly hazy copper colour with a small off-white head. Warm and inviting aroma of boozy raisins and sweet malt. Nice smooth mouthfeel, and flavours of malt, yeast & plums. Warm and slightly harsh alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 November 2007. On Tap @ Beer Bistro. Dark amber brown body with a big light fluffy off white head. Proper glassware helped here I think. Aroma is muted, and the glass is a detriment here, not funneling much of it to the nose. Muted sweet mild, and mild notes of alcohol. Lightly musty hints, sugary. Sweet malty-sugary flavour, notes of caramelized sugar, brown slight, light touch of fruit lingers. Sweet light alcohol warming in the finish. (7+) Smooth average palate is nice, but thinner than I prefer for the style. 7+/4+/7/3/15-16 <P>Re-Rate May 05 Orangey amber body, with a massive billowy white head. Sweet malty aroma, bit of alcohol. Flavour is sweet, a touch of caramel in the malt. Dry alcoholic finish is underwhelming. Medium bodied palate. 6/4/6/3/14 <P> Original Rating A disappointment from the first pour. I was expecting a dark malty beer along the lines of the dubbel, but this was so much like the tripel I had to double check. Bit of alcohol bite in the aroma, sweet lingering aftertaste. A good beer but not what I was hoping for. 7/3/7/3/16

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2004
Dark amber colour. Medium-sized, off-white head. Flavour is malty-sweet, with hints of fruit, like banana and berries. Tasted highly alcoholic. Nutty, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Beautiful creamy head on a hazy orange amber colored body. Nose is very fruity with plum, berries and a delicate alcohol note. Flavor is sweet but turns into a nice sour bitterness. Spicy with strawberry and orange notes. Hides the high ABV very well!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2004
Light amber coloured beer with a big creamy off white head. Caramel and alcohol aroma and taste. Like the blond there is a light woody taste. Quite ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Pours a hazy copper color with an off white creamy head and nice lacing. Sweet aroma of fruit (banana), sugar and yeast. Overwhelming taste of fruits, especially melon, apples and citrus, some caramel, spice, and alcohol as well. A little pepper taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel wasn't as enjoyable as I was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
fuzzy, hazy brown. White creamy lace. Perfumy aroma, sweet, alcohol. Strong yeast flavour. Very strong alcohol taste, I didn't really like that aspect of it though it did warm me up a fair bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
midejo (19) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2004
an almost perfect creamy/frothy head. A clear dark amber color. The smell is very hoppy, caramel, resin. Taste nice sweet, a light oily, creamy texture & well-balanced soft carbonization. A very nice (but strong) beer!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
One of the finest of Trappist brews. Very full bodied, almost port-like, with a warming alcohol glow that makes my cheeks light with happiness. Sweet and long finish. An excellent example of how noble a beer can be.


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