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


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RATINGS: 2078   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (147) - - JAN 2, 2014
Ruikt goed. Troebel, donkerbruin. 10%! Lekker. Pittig. .zoet en erg lekker iig! .....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dzhigga (121) - Kirov, RUSSIA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Brown honey color with fluffy big head (disappears fast). Aroma of apple, yeasty, old wine like. Taste is full with different notes. Full-bodied beer (22%!). Nice long aftertaste, but anyway this beer is close to strong alcohol. Only small sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Choos (597) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Aroma: prune, vanilla and malt App: red brown with a tan head and sudsy lacing Flavour: super sweet malt with caramel, biscuit, hunts of vanilla and fruit cake Palate: lasting malt and vanilla ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (280) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Appearance- brown/ruby, quite clear, a one finger white head which quickly disappears. Aroma- raisin, marzipan, fruitcake, brown sugar. Taste- dark fruit, plum hints, raisins, a bit of booze, cherry, brown bread, nutty, medium to full mouthfeel, tasty finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (909) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2014
Botella de 75 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2001 (fecha de caducidad para 04-2002. lote 14:26J153) Color oscuro. Cuerpo medio a alto con 10 vol que se notan en todo momento. Aromas y sabores intensos. Bastante buena y para repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjoerdbosman (4) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Een goed voorbeeld van een lekkeren quadrupel de smaak is lekker zoet maar niet te zoet

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Xavalias (134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly nearly clear dark amber with a medium, persisting, tan head, good lacing. Nose of ripe fruits, alcohol. Aroma is very complex, with malts; yeasty fruits, grapes, apple juice, sweet orange syrup, banana coming later; lots of caramel; some spices, vanilla, cinnamon, maybe some cloves too?; alcohol. Taste is deep sweet, with a medium bitterness to balance. Not cloying at all despite the sweetness. Very smooth palate despite the high alcohol content. Full bodied, syrupy, medium carbonation. Somewhere between a good mulled wine and an old port. And a maple syrup. Undiluted. Very, very long sweet caramel and fruity finish. Absolutely fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukasmh (105) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, two finger off-white head. Highly carbonated and some yeast. Aroma is loads of dried fruits, raisins and belgian yeast sediment. Brown sugar. Taste is sweet, caramel, molasses and fizzy carbonation that makes it really drinkable despite the high ABV which also is notable in the finish. Could use some aging! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (126) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Dark amber with a little haze. A little off white head that disappears fairly quickly. Aroma of dark fruits, and a little hint of alcohol. Malty flavor with minimal bitterness. Boozy, pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoufCustom (806) - HONG KONG - AUG 25, 2014

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Preparation: bottle stored at refrigerator at around 4°C; Popped at room temperature at 12°C (within recommended temperature range) onto the Chimay chalice.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with thin trace of dirt- like yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet malt which can be smelt half a foot away, with strong fruity banana, silky vanilla, almonds (stronger as the beer warms), plums, light raisins, bubble gum, sugar, cream, light chocolate, very light alcohol, light Bel yeast and spices. Sweet and tempting!

Taste: Medium sweet amber malt, with strong plum, dark fruits, thick caramel, burnt toffee, banana flesh, strong molasses, light alcohol, spices, Bel yeast, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light. Creamy and quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderately thick amber malt base with incredibly strong caramel which provide a base for layers of dark fruits, fruity banana, toffee and molasses for layers after layers of smooth, velvety sensation. Quite comfy and really entertaining!

Booze and Sweetness: The 10% abv is hidden most of the time, very well-managed, never screaming and blended in well with the complex tastes. The molasses is very strong but never cloying, seems to bring out the best in the phenolic spices. Great!

Hoppiness: Spicy aroma, with equally strong in lemon, hop cones and grass in taste, a standout against most Abts or Quads. Bitterness is sharp and quite potent, a good balance against the caramel and molasses for an abrupt, strong sweet and bitter finish.

After Taste: Wet, sweet, creamy and fruity to mouth.

Comments: Taste and palate-wise, its closest rival is Sint Bernardus Abt 12. While the latter impresses with big fat and rich maltyness and intensity, this one features some clever layers of really fruity esters, thick slap of toasty caramel, neat sweet booze and strong bitter hoppiness to make a name of its own. Not as rich as I wished for, it still an impressive Quad. Highly recommended of course and what a nice way to celebrate my #800 ratings! :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 25, 2014
cereal, chocolate, coffee, brown, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. One of the best in its style!

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