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

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RATINGS: 2113   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, - JUL 20, 2013
Nice, very strong and complex beer. Caramel and bread. Light sweet taste at the end.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap @ Cloud Cult show. Nice Belgian aroma. Taste is Belgian, but dark like the appearance. Has a deep, woody, rye, sour, cracker base to is that is really solid for this style. You could tell me this was 3% ABV and I’d believe you. Super good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Regular small 330ml bottle (not the one in ceramic, like the picture) poured in a Chimay chalice. I was missing to review this one. La Trappe is my "less favorite" Trappist, nevertheless, it’s not bad at all, of course. Moreover, this one, is a Quad. A: Beautiful amber-little-cloudy color. Really. However, filtered, I guess. Which, somehow, disappoints a bit. Good carbonation, as expected. It creates a big lacing and foamy head S: Nice fruity smell: Dark fruits (prunes are evident). Fresh malts T: Complex taste: Sweet candy (or toffee) is the first to be noted. Followed by dark Fruits. Bitterness and alcohol in the end D: Reasonable. Balanced sweet-bitterness. However, the high ABV can be noticed here. Recommended anyway. This is a classic Trappist, after all [ BA Review @ 2/4/2010 ]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie likes it a lot smells like a hospital taste like burbon ale she gives a4. Has a touch a banana ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
My first trappist quad. Blackcurrant-like dark red with too little foam, but a very nice aroma where a varnish of red berries bathes in prunes, alcohol and some vinegar. The taste is powerful, with some raisins, raspberries, prunes and something dark and authoritarian that I can’t place exactly. Some alcohol taste, but it plays along with the rest and is thus well-fitting. Endurant after-taste, strong notes of soy, blackcurrant, raspberries, and maybe some aubergine. Quadrupel is good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kafarion (82) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Aromat pszenicy, owoce, guma balonowa (turbo), lekko alkohol. Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne, piana solidna, drobna, ładnie zdobi szkło. Mocno alkoholowe, czuć słód pszeniczny, nuty koniakowe. Piwo lekko wysycone, lekko ściągające, bez goryczki, rozgrzewanie w przełyku od alkoholu, ciężkawe. Ogólnie ciekawe piwo, ale za mocno czuć alkohol.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Syfher (41) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
One of the really good "trappistes" beer. Slightly but good taste of yeast in the beginning, followed by nice taste of vanilla and caramel. Great palate and colour which show us that we’re in front of a perfect, unique beer. Cheers !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (692) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Klar rødbrun farge. Høyt karbonert med Hvit skumtopp. Smaker gjær, malt, brunt sukker,plomme/rosin, krydder og banan. Også noe alkohol, som seg hør og bør med 10%. Særdeles god

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
dark plum-like fruit and brown shugar dminate the flavor and aroma of this smooth sipping quad. a little alcohol warmth, but it’s easy drinking for 10%. nicely done...long time wish list cross off :)"

4.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (91) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Chestnut pour. Little head. Very slight malt and bourbon nose. High carbonation. Sweet molasses middle. Subtle bitter finish. Tasty but more malt than I prefer. Best quad ive had!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (282) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Muddy brown pour with foamy tan head that fades fast. Fresh sweet aroma. Taste is balanced. High ABV is kinda hidden. Sour ending


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