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

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RATINGS: 2098   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2002
Sampling of the 1992 version in 2002: Dark amber. Aroma of berries and malt. Very malty, rich, bready, big toffee flavour. It has matured and developed better wonderfully, gone is the syrupiness, and you can’t notice the alcohol. Worth waiting for...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2002
An interesting beer. Cloudy peach color with a medium sized head and a big spicy and yeasty nose. Lots of malts with apricot and light fruit flavors. Spicy with a bit of a dry finish. Interesting and quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2002
Good but can’t stand with the great trappist breweries. Smell molasses but only faintly. A very warming beer but tastes better when it is still cold. Gets an almost stale aftertaste at room temperature.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2002
Smells of mild molasses. Hazy peach colour, almost no head. Strong alcohol, plums, and sherry. Warming finish, (at 10%, I guess) Complex. Fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8083) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2002
What is a quadruppel? Easy to drink even at its high alc content. Lacking in a special something...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
Tastes just like the Trippel. You would not know it’s ’quadruppel,’ altho shouldn’t a quad be 4%?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5641) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 15, 2002
Ligth brown. Nicely balanced aroma and taste. Only a hint of alcohol in the nose. Quite easily drinkable the strength considerd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Delightful floral aroma. Tastes good. Sweet with a slightly bitter, dry finish. No hint of the high alcohol content. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2002
Sweet, malty aroma and a slightly cloudy amber color are the first things I noticed about this beer. That, and the giant head that tried to overflow my glass. It disappeared quickly, though, but I can’t say the same for the taste. It’s sweet, pungent, and bitter all at the same time. It’s not too carbonated, there isn’t anything to detract from the not-so-complex mixture of tastes. The sweetness is cloying at times, sticky on the lips as well, and there isn’t much middle to the one---just a caramely sweetness and then the pungent alcohol finish. To summarize, it’s good but a bit off balance due to the sweetness and alcohol. It is hard to drink more than a few sips of this one without pausing for a long while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 malty aroma, a sweet and fruity taste with alcohol. Lacking in complexity, compared to the Belgian Trappist ales, but certainly very nice to drink Re-rate from tap: Peacharoma. Malty flavor with cherry and peach. Alcohol clearly present. Much fruitier as the bottled version. Re-rate from tap, 2004 version, tasted in december 2009: Large snifter for only € 2,20 in Café Morshuis Albergen. You’re too kind Eduard. Malt, sherry, cherry brandy in the flavor. Some dust and tartness reveal the age of this brew. Almost full bodied, thick and sticky on the tongue. The aroma could be a bit more outspoken, but this is a very tasty brew. Bottle, labeled as La Trappe Quadrupel 2008, bought in 2013, tasted in march 2014. Amber color. Malt, caramel and butter in the mellow aroma. Malty sweet, slightly alcoholic flavor with toffee, butter and upcoming porto and sherry flavors. Bubblegum, Well controlled oxidation. This beer really matures well.


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