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


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RATINGS: 2344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a cloudy ruby color with a good amount of off whitehead. Aroma has malty, hints of citrus, belgian yeasts and spices, and bit of alcohol smell. Flavor is sweet in the beginning, turning slightly acid near the end. A bit of carbonation with tiny bubbles tingle giving this a nice mouthfeel. Decent quad, a little harsh but I still enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (720) - - OCT 2, 2015
Decent Quadrupel but rather plain and ordinary. Probably worst I tried Aroma and taste is typical for this amazing style. MAybe I just expected more from this brewery. Gonna try barrel aged brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPVMJPVM (7) - - OCT 1, 2015 does not count
Better than tripel. Stronger and more palate than tripel. High Alcohol and weak taste balance have not been pleasant to me. Despite been a good beer, i was expecting more from La Trape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Visual: Reinforced twisty top, synthetic cork, hefty bottle. Pours light blood red with a small dissipating head, ringed retention, suspended large sediment, slow and fast steady streams. Nose: carrot cake, caramelized brown sugar, sweet dark malts. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: thick-full, incoming dark fruity christmas cake Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness, sour-alcohol hit, fizzy-bubbly, (MAIN) carrot cake, brandy, caramelized brown sugar malts Finish: cola, alcoholic, mild alcoholic heat, sweet brandy finish. Summary: Lots of caramelized sugar, brown cake flavour mixed with a pretty stealth alcohlic hit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FireGlider (258) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 27, 2015
Lively amber/orange color with big present carbonation, head is small but constant. Aroma of some dried fruits. You can taste it is strong and sweet, but there isn’t alcohol taste in it. Full body, lively carbonation. Really good and full bodied beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZeppelinNL (32) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
The best La Trappe beer of them all. Dark and complex, strong but subtle. A strong recommendation!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (4765) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Spearmint chewing gum, plum, cherries nose. Cloudy copper, medium tan head, good lace. Bubble gum plum. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (215) - SPAIN - SEP 20, 2015
Average off-white head mid retention. Foggy orangish-amber colour. Aroma is fruity (banana), caramel, yeast, sweet spices. Taste is caramel, spices (clove?), fruit (banana, peach) with alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (410) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Meget spændende øl, der absolut er en god oplevelse. Lækker smag. Lidt for høj alkoholprocent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgf001 (242) - München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2015
This quad tastes lighter than the tripel and dubbel, probably due to a heavy dose of sugar. This makes it very drinkable for a quad. Dark amber, and much lighter in color than all quads I remember. The complexity is less than the best examples, such as Westvleteren, Rochefort or StBernardus. This yeast is the most "banany" of all belgian yeasts. Aromas of banana, caramel, toast, spicy phenols. Flavors of banana, caramel, chocolate, toast, spicy phenols. Dry effervescent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysticbrew (92) - - SEP 11, 2015
Goodness .... brew day for me and this is what comes out. A fantastic example if the style. Aroma of a sour or saison .... Tart. The pour is dark amber with a relatively president light tan head. The flavor is full and complex caramel ..... This is a fabulous example of what I like from a Quad .... worth a try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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