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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2106   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color with a large frothy good lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and yeasty, alcohol, sweet, spices. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours slight hazy and deep amber with a white lacing head. Wineous and mild fruity aroma. Creamy carbonated mouthfeel. Fruity, light wineous and heavy caramel malt flavour. Medium sweet. Towards the finish a distinct wineous flavour and alcohol presence provide some warmth. Finish is a complex lingering fruitiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2005 [A 3 year old bottle of this surfaced in my cupboard and I noticed, that it was the first beer I entered on RateBeer 2½ years ago and therefore some 3500 sampled beers ago, so I thougt I’d resample it] A clear red beer with sediment floating around and a nice light brown head. The aroma is fruity with notes of yeast and spices I pick up coriander. The flavor is very sweet with the alcohol giving it warmth, it is very fruity with notes of prunes and wood as well as oranges and plums. Not much change in the ratings, but a better description than first time around. I’m pretty sure, I won’t go thru every beer I’ve had to rerate them. [Original rating: A very delightful fruity smell. A good flavor but a little too much alcolhol taste - La Trappe triple is better. 7/4/8/3/14]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
(Bottle 30 cl) Dark amber colour which hazes if you pour the abundant sediment. Fairly small head, but it sticks to the glass. Lovely aroma of figs. Sweetish and extremely potent with lovely, fruity ale-esters. Notes of chocolate, nuts, figs, dates, caramel - all the goodies. Lovely beer. 311002

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
Draught at Ølbaren. Reddish colour with a lasting off-white head, that makes laces. Sweet aroma with yeast, fruit and dried fruit. Nice sweet flavour with notes of dried fruit, yeast, muscavado, liquorice and spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bottled. Dark reddish amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Raisins, sweet malts and caramel in aroma, with hints of alcohol. Flavour is raisins, sweet malts, fruits and caramellish. Alcohol also present here. A very complex brew, with sweet malts and hops coming clearer in aftertaste. Wellbalanced, but still has a bit too strong sting of alcohol in it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19447) - 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...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
12th February 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark amber beer. Very strong taste which offset by the smoothness of the palate but couldn’t drink loads!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 2011-01-07, vintage 2000/2001, 10 years old, bb 2004-09, batch 14:38K03I1, 7-5-8-3-16=39
Brown color; medium sized head. The aroma is mild, but also perfumy and fruity, with caramel. It has a good caramel flavor and malt, with decent residual sweetness, well balanced by some bitterness and a light, sweet nutty touch. Smooth and elegant vintage, very enjoyable.

2009-06-17, draught at Monk’s Café - Wallingatan, Stockholm, 7-4-7-3-13=34
Bright amber color, creamy head, nice lace. Malty aroma, lightly fruity (apples, and this is not a good sign). Medium body, sweetish caramel flavor. The bitterness is surpassed by the alcohol warmth; the final is a bit fruity too. Boozey.

2002-07-07, bottle, vintage 2000-2001, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Amber-brown colour, misty. Nice malt aroma in the beginning, with porto notes; but later the aroma becomes poorer. Strong body, sweet and malty; the alcohol is quite hidden, but the mouth is too sweet; also the palate is not enough balanced with bitterness, and the hop aroma is quite poor. Getting warmer, it develops a deeper caramel character, evidentiating mostly in the palate. Pleasant, but nothing to be compared with a real trappist ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2010
bottle at home ... about time i got round to this ... deep red copper ... sweet deep yeast toffee nose... deep fruits ... plum raisins ... some toffee ... juicy ... nice


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