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

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RATINGS: 2191   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (237) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Tap@tuulensuu. Amber color with a silky white head. Aroma has yeast, caramel, raisin and almonds. Taste is a bit bitter but has a long sweet aftertaste. Full of flavors like ripe fruits, nuts, caramel and some spices. Nice full mouth feeling but still very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (194) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
Good flavor, sweetness gradually comes to aroma and taste a bit of alcohol, but well

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (85) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 6, 2015
Excellent nose, noble and distinctive. Cloudy mahogany, first class color, light beige head. Winter beer, but if you offer me a bottle during sometime - no problem at all! Complex, but yet shy liquid, restrain to shout its quality, which is so nice quality by itself. You can almost chew the taste. Gorgeous!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mszzukowski (14) - Olsztyn, POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Aromat: typowo belgijski, estrowy, lekko bananowy, również karmelowy. Ogólnie bardzo intensywny. Dość mętne, złote. Piana początkowo wysoka, szybko opada do niskiej (ale nie zerowej), pozostaje na szkle. Smak również "belgijski", estrowy, owocowy, wyraźnie słodowy. Wyczuwalny alkohol, ale dobrze ułożony. Goryczka niska. Dość wysokie wysycenie i szlachetnie rozgrzewające odczucie alkoholowe, gęste.. Ogólnie piwo wybitnie degustacyjne i godne polecenia.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2014
At Mort Subite Cafe in Brussels. Pours amber with a thick white head that laces the glass. Fruity aroma with banana, cloves, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, malty, boozy, and finishes slightly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karstenborg (376) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Dark golden with a medium beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast and caramel. Taste is malt, chockolate and dried fruit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beardbeerman (143) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
This one was bought by mistake by one of my friends. We had tried the Tripel a while back and he thought he had bought more.. but to our unanimous statisfaction, he had bought the Quadrupel. 330ml bottle served in snifter at room temperature: Pours a foggy mohagony showing no carbs and topped off by a huge creamy white head with a slight tan. Lacing properties are crazy making the brew very appealing visually. The nose is outrageously fruity and nutty with tons of banana, molasses and almonds. I got a strong alcohol backbone giving a brandy aspect to the nose. Sometimes getting the alcohol in the nose is not a positive trait but in this case I found it fitted just right. It’s almost as if you were about to drink a winter warmer so it makes the brew promessing. On the tongue, the beer is dense, effervescent, putting out tons of candied fruits and nuts. It breaks down into foamy and sweet liquorish dattes leading to an incredible warm finish lasting ages. This is just a wow all the way. I recommend any Quadrupel fan to give this beer a try. It’s dense, complex and yet incredibly delicate. Awesome product! Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cluniac (68) - - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 The appearance is an excellent deep amber color that is very appealing. Head started out a finger thick but with very poor retention. Aroma is a sweet mix of ripe banana and vanilla. Palate is quite good for a quad, very drinkable, a bit dry and bitter aftertaste. Taste is a bit boozy, but mixes well with malts and fruit like banana. It does improve I believe with warming, as i get much more of the banana and vanilla flavors. so is probably best at 10-12c (about 55-53F)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (324) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Caramel, almonds, some spiciness, though not as much as others of the style. Maybe a hint of butterscotch as well (though it might be something else that I can’t place). ABV is well hidden. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1674) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Pours amber with a large frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, burnt sugar, rye bread, raisins, figs, slight muskiness. Taste is caramel, rye bread, banana, raisins, and some nutty notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.


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