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

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RATINGS: 2186   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Reddish, brown appearance. Thick off-white head. Big sweet malt, dark fruit flavor. Good amount of carbonation. Only barely is the alcohol noticeable. Very good beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (410) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Kolor miedziany, klarowne. Piana obfita, szybko opada, ale pozostawia gruba obraczke i niezle oblepia szklo. W aromacie na pierwszym planie wanilia i przyprawy, dalej syrop kandyzowany, karmel, czekolada, estry owocowe. W odczuciu polwytrawne, jest lekka owocowo-karmelowa slodycz, dosc wysoko wysycone. W smaku mamy powtorke z aromatu, lekko karmelowe, sporo owocowych estrow i syropu kandyzowanego, niestety takze lekko metaliczne, za to alkohol dobrze ukryty, zwodniczo lekkie i pijalne. Goryczka niska, ziolowa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (637) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Brown with fluffy one finger head. Sweet dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit taste, sweet. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch (71) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Draught at Yard House (Dedham, Mass). Goblet

I try not to rate beer at the bar/pub, so this is from memory from about an hour ago. My memory is crap, but I remember this being the best Belgian beer from the Yard House’s Belgian 6 sampler. I ordered a goblet of this after the sampler plate. The Quad was amazing. Aroma was somewhat sweet. Appearance was clear, amber, with white/tan head. Taste had an exceptional balance between sweet malts/sugar and bitter hops. Really enjoyed the hops on this, the bitterness was perfectly balanced with the malts/sugar. Nice and dry finish. Overall, wow, this was really, really good. Probably the best Quad that I’ve had in a while. No fruitiness like Ommegang Three Philosophers, just a straight up Quad.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luegomeloacabo (50) - A Coruña, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2015
The first impression when you pour it into the glass is a sweet dark fruit and chocolate smell, very nice. The taste is really good, soft and little fruity, even though it is maybe quite carbonated. In fact, it tastes better a few minutes after pouring it into the glass. Ann¡yway it is a very good beer which deserves to be tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (189) - BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Donkeramberkleurig bier met mooie schuimkraag. Aroma’s van banaan, amandel, vanille. Smaak is moutig zoet, licht gebrand. Bitterige afdronk met een zoete nasmaak.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Aroma is dark fruits, belgian sugar candy, biscuit, vanilla, raisins and rich malts. Taste is a great collection of fruits like plum, raisin, dark cherry and apple. Very nice and chewy mouthfeel. Transitions into a very pale but well placed bitterness. Appearance is a medium dark cloudy amber with a medium pearl head that retains well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barbillon (36) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
Quadrupel facile da bersi, di colore ambrato torbido. Al naso salgono aromi floreali e frutta candita. Al palato appare subito dolce quasi a ricordarmi una Kwak....ma di un dolce che a fine bottiglia non cambia. dove sono i lieviti? in generale buona bevuta.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Poured in a Leffe glass. Aroma is toffee malts, yeasty. Taste is dark dried fruits, prunes, raisins, candy sugars, some spices and some Belgian yeast/funk. Body is full, texture creamy, medium carbonation. Finish is sour and yeasty, with some burning alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1170) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Malty, yeasty, boozy, dried fruits. Copper colour, off-white head, lacing. Alcohol, malty, big sweetness, bit one-dimensional. Big body, soft carbonation, anonymous finish. Ok.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (54) - POLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Pours deep mahogany with a small frothy head. Aroma is a classical belgian bouquet with a reasonable level of intensity: light caramel, peach, raisins, banana and cloves, dried fruits and a hint of noble alcohol. Taste is based on the same notes as the aroma, the beer is rather smooth and warming, alcohol is present but in a good way. Balance is the key here, makes the beer extremely drinkable.


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