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


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RATINGS: 1979   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.

hstreet's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hstreet (70) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 22, 2012
This is by far the best trappist ale I’ve had to date hands down. I can’t give any negative points about the brew. Straight up tens and fives in my book!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spasticbeast (10) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a beautiful hazy copper with thick off-white head that quickly disappears. Smells of apple, citrus fruit and sugar cookies. Taste is raisin, apples, woody and some bitter dandelion on the middle palate and lingering with more apple in the aftertaste. Crisp and a bit light on the palate. Overall lighter and more floral/fruity than most quads I have had, but solid in its own right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
htzpah (22) - - APR 17, 2014
Light head, light red amber color. Dark caramel and apple aroma, rich taste, date and brown sugar notes. Great goto quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Rating #940, tørret frugt, karamel og alkohol. Blommer, bær, karamel, chokolade. God bitterhed. Tyk og blød.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobroman (268) - Torun, POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Not very pleasant aroma of fruits and alcohol. Medium head disappearing to thin layer. Ruby hazy body with unapetizing flakes. Mostly alcohol in taste with some fruits and some alcohol bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Icedwarf (100) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Lichtbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak licht zoet en hoppig bitter, caramel en chokolade en vanille. Lange afdronk. Topbier !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 5/8/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, light caramel, molasses, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, light caramel, molasses, herbal, floral, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, molasses, herbal, light caramel, clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate malt sweetness; with an awesome malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is insane. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming after the finish. Overall this is a world class quadrupel. All around incredible complexity and balance of bright fruity/spicy yeast esters and balanced malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to sip on for the ABV. An insanely delicious offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (36) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft. Dark Amber color. Nice lace. Good body, with nice Belgian flavor. Raisin, a little candi sugar in the flavor. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pascall (4) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Relly good beer ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (234) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Couleur ambrée sombre, bonne mousse. Super parfum abricot malt. Gout de sucre candy avec bcp d’amertume. Bonne pétillance. Fin assez longue amère;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Belle couleur ambrée, riche et équilibrée. Gros hit d’alcool, arômes fruits secs et malt. Excellent

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