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

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RATINGS: 2190   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle pours a hazy burnt orange with a full tan head, lighter than most quads. Good retention, nice lacing. Aroma is a bit like wine, peach, grapes, some alcohol. Taste is very sweet Belgian yeast, cereal, banana, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol on the finish. Tasty at ten percent alcohol.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (208) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwyzga (2) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Pi?kny zapach. Alkohol ?wietnie ukryty praktycznie nie czu? tych 10%. Du?a s?odycz ale przyjemna w odbiorze

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Vain (3) - - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Ho dovuto passare diversi pub per ruscire a trovarla, ne è valsa la pena ed è in assoluto una delle mie birre preferite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorkogrlo (186) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle 0.75 l. Pours red color. Hazy. Medium white head. In nose banana and peper notes. In flavor also banana and peper with touch of caramel and bubblegum. On sweet side. Very drinkable for 10% alcoholic drink. Overall:good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (411) - 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 (642) - 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 (78) - 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 (52) - 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 (190) - 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 (833) - 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.


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