MattiasA (264) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, with some raisin tones and spices. A odd one for sure, surpassed by itís bigger brother the oak aged quad.
ARH (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cL bottle poured into a goblet. Honey, pear, and apple cider are the notes that come off the initial pouring, although the honey and pear seem to slide off into the background if not disappear altogether. After the initial pouring, white grape and raisin take over with lots of sugary, syrupy, sweet caramel. Blackberry and root beer notes fill in some nice background notes on the nose. Deeper down, thereís a banana bread-like aroma with a slightly roasted touch. For as complex as the aroma is, the appearance is a bit of a let down. It pours a syrupy, murky copper brown with a very, very light, soapy head that fades to practically nothing; although it does leave some sparse and scattered lacing on the glass. The initial taste on the tongue is almost overwhelmingly sweet. Itís a very malty, syrupy, cloying sweet, but it does mellow out. Itís still a high / medium-high level of sweetness, but some bitterness pokes through, along with a slight alcohol touch. Once it settles, the taste is best described as a citrus-like sweet and sour (and bitter) with a caramel syrup topping. Itís a full bodied beer that feels slick, oily, and sticky on the mouth; itís flat as far as carbonation goes. Some lemon and herb qualities come through on the tongue, along with some roastiness and root beer flavors; but ultimately, itís the caramel syrup flavor that dominates the tongue. Thereís a bit of a vodka-like alcohol note that comes through in the mouth, but its a mellow, high-quality vodka. A resin, or maybe grainy, quality comes through on the finish with some black licorice and an alcohol warmth. The finish is dry, sticky, and slightly astringent with a mostly raisin, white grape, and banana nut muffin flavor lingering.
allmyvinyl (1810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared with jeevan. Pours hazy amber, nice white head. Aromas of banana, booze, clove, almond, yeast, spice. Taste has sweet and spicy notes. Interesting, good quad, in a tripel kind of way.
Hollyw (19) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bubbly head it has a nice color to it taste like a kwak I had but fizzier
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jerd16 (101) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with some red embers and small fleeting head. Beautiful and bold fruitcake aroma - full of raisins, bread and almonds/marzipan. Medium/full body. Has a spritzy, bouncy palate that defies its visual lack of carbonation. Sweet fruit kisses the tongue before belgian yeast and soaks the mouth leaving a very light & short bitter finish. Crafted immaculately.
Sebthoack (3) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Eerste beoordeling. Na een La Trappe blond gedronken. Tot nu toe de lekkerste trappist van brouwerij Koningshoeven welke ik gedronken heb.
rangerred (839) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a goblet out of a 750ml bottle.
Pours a clear light brown with a one finger fluffy white head. The color is actually lighter than I though it would be. Really good head retention but just ok lacing.
Aroma is on the spicy side with somewhat of a fruitcake note to it. I also can pick up quite a bit of bread and grain, more so than in other quads.
The flavor is on the lighter side for the style. Lots of bread grain from the pilsner malt that is not obscured by the yeast esters. Unfortunately, the lack of yeasty notes limits the complexity a bit. Alcohol is completely hidden but the mouthfeel is a little stickier than I like.
Overall, this is definitely a great quad but not top of the line for me. Probably my third or fourth favorite trappist quad.
Mark_Eck (182) - - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light brown. Aroma of dark fruits and some spices. Tastes of raisins, figs, brown sugar. No hint of the high alcohol.
AdiBeer (426) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: light caramel malts. Appearance: dark brown/black, small white head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: low to medium carbonation, sweets continue. Overall: great Quadruple, not a bad palate at all. Bottle at the Dovetail, London.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve never rated this? On tap. Big, super creamy head. Almost nitro texture. Very fruity. Mildly sweet and estery, mostly bright fruits. Not the usual dark fruits of a quad. Alcohol content totally undetectable. Enjoyable but nothing spectacular.