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


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RATINGS: 2380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a deep amber in colour with a nice ruby red tinge, mostly clear but with plenty of floating sediment and a small creamy tan head. Aroma is heavy in fruit: apples, grapes, peaches along with a strong floral scent. Taste is sweet throughout, but not overpowering with an underlying bitterness. Full body, lively carbonation, smooth on the palate. Overall an exceptional quad, really glad I aged it for several years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pablopearljam (5) - La Plata, ARGENTINA - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
Very complex Aroma: nuts, bread, vanilla, licorice Body: full Excellent trappist beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2209) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
BBE date was may 2014. Pours lovely dark amber colored with a longlasting fine-pored, off-white head. Aroma has lots of fruits, apple, caramel, candy sugar. Taste of sweet fruit, vanilla, lots of candy sugar. Finish is alcoholic warming with sweet sugary notes, green apple, some slight vanilla and some spicy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (213) - - NOV 14, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Aromas of green apples, honey, and alcohol. Taste is green apples, honey, dark bread, and a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartholos (119) - GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Light amber colored with copper hue with a creamy tan head. Fruity nose with notes of plum and grapes and a malty aroma. There is already a strong peppery alcoholic presence here. Sweet flavor and with a light bitter dry finish. Complex in the mouth with fruity notes of banana and plum, yeast and a hint of spices with clove, pepper and some vanilla. Thick body with low carbonation causes a nice creamy mouthfeel within a pleasent alcoholic warmth. Light sweet fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (954) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
Dark amber with beige head. Caramel, bread, yeast, floral and cherries. Sweet, thick, chocolate, dry and floral finish. Overall: Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (362) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
Pours a thick white to beige head with light hops aromas. Clear Amber body. Quite Thick and warm and very long in mouth with balanced bitterness and carbonation. A good match with white creamed poultry or veal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (217) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Pours hazy muddy dark amber with surprisingly little topping. Mild esters and caramel on the nose. Flavor is rich with ripe fruit, sweet malt, and distinct banana. Best I’ve had since Rochefort 10. Love this style, and this nails it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pogge (4) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015 does not count
Det er en rigtig dejlig øl, som vi fik til risengrød, og det passede den meget fint til!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nonshaugen (201) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
33 cl bottle. Hazy, dark amber, thin off-white to tan head. Aroma is complex, It’s sweet, bubble-gum, plum, syrup and alcohol. Mouthfeel is low carbonation, oily, a bit sour and dry. Flavour is, again, really complex with a lot of different notes to it. In some way, it’s a little "over the top" for an average beer rater like myself. This is one for the experts and trappist afficianados. Would I buy it again? No, I don’t think so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ArtificialCyst (139) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma: Sweet, toast, caramel, plum, raisins, fanny, quince, cherry, molasses, very pleasant, intensive. Appearance: Color is copper, head is dense, white, quiclky dissapears, seeable sparkling. Taste: Very sweet, some light phenolic notes, banana, caramel, quince, cherry, caramel, alcohol hidden, delicate clove, hint of herbal hoppiness. Palate: Finish is sweet, a bit astringent, body is full, carbonation is high. The finish should be more dry, also it is too much carbonated and generally it is so sweet that the sweetnes is floating out of my ears.

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