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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhammaren (1594) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2016
.33l bottle from Firmabier. Pours cloudy amber with medium, creamish head. Aroma is banana, belgian yeast, floral, malts, bread notes, caramel, alcohol. Well balanced flavor is mostly same. Nice soft, creamy and sweetish palate with some bitternes. Swell!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Sample on tap @ Vintage Estates. Pours a light caramel color with a thin white ring. Aroma is sweet and tart. Flavors is similar with a touch of caramel. Fairly smooth and enjoyable. Hides the alcohol well. Nice balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jackal106 (12) - - MAR 12, 2016
Wow! Grest texture, taste like caramel, alcohol and sugar. Will buy it again!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (587) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle @ buitenlust... medium off white head... clear dark brown colour... smell feuits dried malts yeasty banana... taste malts some yeasts some sweetness/sugar some fruits...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobson (72) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle @ Buitenlust with Thompson. Smells quite hoppy and herby. Looks somewhat dark but consistent with a smallish foamy head. Taste is strong with herbs, some hops and a sight bit of sweet in there from dried fruit but overall well balanced. Overall, a very solid beer I?d be happy to drink more regularly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tahitibob (3) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2016 does not count
Nice surprise for us, because the night... I love you ! Palate... but almost... I’m not satisfied by the appearance at all, nice golden look but (Lancaster, Lol) I prefer the red auburn look... As you can read, it’s a very strong beer (sorry for that !)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HermanW (1064) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
0,33 liter fles. Thuis gedronken. Raar dat ik deze LaTrappe niet eerder getest heb. Dit is een lekkere biertje.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1623) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Two year old bottle. Has a deep amber color with a huge khaki head. Sweet aroma of dried fruit, Belgian yeast, banana, almonds brown sugar, heather, paint thinner and some chocolate. The flavor follows up with more sweet tones of brown sugar, cake, dried fruit and warming alcohol in the end. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and a light bitterness. A well-balanced and tasteful quad. A little sweet but very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cyano22 (26) - SOUTH KOREA - MAR 9, 2016
Dark blood orange color with a creamy cap of gorgeous golden foam. Rich complexity of a good quadrupel nose. Raspberries and blackberries. Raisins. It overflows with dark malt and smells almost as much like concentrated black and red raspberries as Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock. The flavor profile also contains spiced raisins and plums swimming in dark caramel and melted chocolate bars. As it warms, I can appreciate leather and earthy hops. It’s definitely on the sweet side of things, but I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s double digit ABV so there is a hint of alcohol on the nose. My favorite is its mouthfeel. It’s liquid velvet and very silky. Probably the best mouthfeel of the beers I’ve had

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille. Nez malté (caramel toffee sucré), assez fruité (raisins, bananes, prunes, poires ), sucré (gomme balloune, caramel doux), légèrement épicé (clou de girofle) et assez alcoolisé. Ronde en bouche. Goût fruité (raisins, prunes et très léger de bananes et de cerises noires) présent tout le long de la gorgée auxquels se rajoute d’un goût malté (caramel toffee sucré), de levure (gomme balloune) et épicé (clou de girofle et très léger de poivre) et finalement suivi d’une chaleur d’alcool assez présente. Arrière-goût comprenant une légère aigreur fruitée (prune, raisin) et une légère amertume d’alcool. [notes 2005]


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