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

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RATINGS: 2147   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
einherjar (54) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
Clear amber color with lasting beige head. Malty aroma of caramel. Taste is sweat caramel, full body with alcohol warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (600) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark Brown Body with Lasting tan head. Aroma is fruity with some bananas and hints of alcohol. Taste is caramel some dried fruits and some yeast. Aftertaste is some alcohol with some bitterness. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (115) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass. Beautiful dark golden amber color with thick fluffy slow dissapating head. Aroma has a slight banana scent. Goes down smooth, has a little banana flavor and a little burn from alcohol. Since I’m more an IPA fan, there are many other options I’d go for, but it definitely is a quality brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (235) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Una quadrupla da gradino del podio mondiale dello stile. Di colore ambrato, con intensi sentori floreali, con dolcezza dei malti, lascia un buon retrogusto dolce, con sentori di banana, mandorle e vaniglia

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (71) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
Clear liquid, large head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Heavy body, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Daanminator (161) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
En weer een geweldenaar van La Trappe. Mooie amber rode kleur. Weinig schuim en een volle zware smaak.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kleurplaatje (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Pours clear dark amber/brownish with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, sugar, bit of dark fruits, clear banana, spices. Nice sweet taste. Bit bready, nice banana touch. Fruits kick in later on (plums, raisins). Some alcohol as well. Bit disturbing, clear bite on the tongue... The end is slightly bitter with that sweetness still overarching... Beautiful warmish kick in the aftertaste... Nice, but quite sweeter than many other quads. Medium bodied with a lovely creamy mouthfeel and a fizzy carbonation. Overall seen quite a nice beer. Not the most complex and balanced and it doens’t hide its alcohol that well, but still a pretty tasty well-made brew. I liked it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (69) - - NOV 1, 2014
Aroma is full of many pleasant scents. Banana, clove, earth, candied fruit, caramel, musty yeast, biscuit, baking spice, and coriander. The flavor is sweet and with caramel covered biscuits, clove, slight bitterness, sweet candy, orange peel, lemon peel, and earth. The palate is medium full bodied, fizzy carbonation, and has a syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet and brief. Great Belgian beer that I will surely have again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (398) - CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours clear deep amber with one finger of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark toffee/caramel, raisins and dark fruit, banana, slight spice. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet and peppery, finishing mild bitter. (9/10) Medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, lingering tart bitter finish with distinct alcohol warming. (5/5) Excellent quadrupel. The ABV isn’t even close to hidden, but it works well with the dark fruitcake flavours on the nose and tongue. The body is definitely on the light side of medium, I think partly due to the moderate sustained carbonation, and partly due to the sharp edge of the alcohol on the tongue. Not quite as mellow and perfect as the Westvleteren XII, the St. Bernardus Abt 12 or the Rochefort 10, perhaps (nor as interesting as Three Philosophers) but a solid performer regardless. (17/20)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
camoes (206) - PORTUGAL - OCT 29, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 16E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 15:04 K24C14. AROMA: sweet malty profile with strong spicy and peppery alcohol notes. APPEARANCE: deep ambar and clear, with a somewhat moussy, ivory head with good retention and lacing. TASTE: sweet malt profile with peppery and perfumy alcohols. medium-low biterness with a somewhat dry finish. PALATE: medium-thin body with moderate carbonation. warming alcohol sensation. OVERALL: a strong belgian style ale with peppery aromas and flavors and not very much else.


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