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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2002
2000/2001 version. Deep amber color. Stark white head. Warm fruity nose with honeylike overtones. Comparable flavor, sweet and syrupy. Nice lingering flavor. Alcohol was noticably present.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 re-rate 2002 version: yeasty aroma. Dark orange/amber color, off-white head, very good lace. Sweet, apple, alcohol very much present, syrupy. Average long lasting finish and sweet. Has become more sweet with less complex flavors. Another example of beers turning towards the masses. 1998 version: 4.1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
Hazy amber with tiny bead. Long nose. Smooth velvety full bodied malt taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Mine had a slight metallic tinge. Vaporous, alcohol, something floral. Same maltiness as an altbier. Bit of earthiness. Nice frothy off-white head and lots of lacing. Opaque caramel-red, like very strong brewed tea. Smooth medium carb with a light oiliness, but mostly a thicker watery base. Sweet, tinge of sour/salt - tangy. Alcohol. Sweet nuttiness to after. No real distinct flavors and a bit watery - maybe I just had a bad bottle? Decent aroma and nice palate, but didn’t make a strong impression.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2002
Amber beer with a strong winey aroma. The flavour is very strong and syrupy with slight liquorice hints. Overall it does not represent the Belgium beer style well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4618) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2003 Like most people visiting Holland, I cannot remember a hell of a lot between the coffee bars and pick-pockets. La Trappe was, however, a memory I did bring back from the Netherlands. Nice rich flavours and finish. Highly recommended!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2032) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Rating reflects aged sample Bottled 0.3 liter, eight years old (2001 vintage). Still some head after all these years. Amber coloured. Very complex nose, raisins, nuts, fruit, some port notes. Still a pretty sweet flavour, complex, some bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Previously I never really noticed the effect of aging (after two or five years), but finally after eight years it starts to show. Very nice, and substantially better than fresh.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 1994 edition sampled 2002: poured dirty with lots of floaters and a halo of froth...aroma was old malts and sourdough bread..flavor was very sweet..very old tasting..aging made it taste aged..very bready...to the point of..I dont want anymore of this...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2002
Wow. I am used to danish strong beer. La Trappe gets much more taste, aroma, flavor and all in a strong beer compared to a strong danish beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Great stuff. Ten times better than the dubbel I had before. I had this on tap, and the head was amazing and full. Very spicy taste and relaxing slightly hoppy, bitter aftertaste.


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