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RATINGS: 2546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 (514) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
An aged bottle at home. Date on the label is 09-2011, so this is probably 7+ years old. A deep ruby red amber brown autumnal coloured pour with a thin beige tan head. Aroma is cola cubes, boozy raisin, brown sugars, christmas pudding, whiffs of hot alcohol, Flavour is composed of unrefined sugars, toffee, burnt toffee apple, christmas spices, dried orange rind. Rich layered malts and complex sugars. Palate is medium sugar but good attenuation, highish carbonation. Age isn’t actually that noticeible on this beer. Very good beer. I used to go mad for beers like this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jybi (65) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2016
Pour cette dernière bière élaborée par l’abbaye Notre-Dame de Koningshoeven en 1991, les moines trappistes se sont laissés emportés par une véritable envolée lyrique! C’est une réelle chevauchée des Walkiries qui envahit le palais lors de cette dégustation. Notre pure sang est d’un bel ambré, limpide, et surmonté d’une splendide mousse blanc crème d’un cm d’épaisseur, onctueuse. Le nez est racé, la base se porte sur les céréales avec des notes citronées et de coriandre mais les arômes liquoreux viennent le renforcer et lui donner une belle consistance. A la dégustation, la galop est tout de suite donné. L’attaque, épicée, sur les céréales et le caramel est puissante voire imposante. L’amertume apparaît alors, d’une intensité et corpulence exceptionnelle. Telles les notes d’un opéra de Wagner envahssant l’espace, les arômes surgissent et vous prennent le palais. Les arômes sont portés vers le cointreau, la girofle avec une présence de l’alcool marquée, souhaitée, très bien maîtrisée et lui conférant un côté liquoreux (sans être pour autant de trop sucré). Le final, très long laisse une place un peu plus marquée aux épices. En conclusion, la Trappe Quadruple est une bière excptionnelle. L’intensité de ses arômes, sa longueur en bouche très longue et son côté liquoreux marqué en font une bière de dégustation mais qui par ses spécificités pourra déplaire à certains. Pour ma part, les moines auront réussi à élever ma spiritualité. Leur art, d’une maîtrise sans faille, vaut allégrement la note maximale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
midovark (569) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - OCT 15, 2016
0.33 l bottle. Pours copper color with a long lasting, foamy white head. Strong dried fruits notes both in aroma and taste, with roasted malts, burnt sugar, nutty and alcohol overtones. Pleasant sweet aftertaste, very soft carbonation, and not overwhelmingly heavy body with surpringly well hidden ABV. Well balanced, complex brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Laskicks (7) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
Pours copper bronze. Aroma full of banana, caramel and vanilla. When you taste it the banana sweetness is balanced with darker tones of roasted malt. Aftertaste left in the mouth is like resinous licorice. So far, this is my favourite trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimbo2 (234) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2016
Very good, if somewhat distanced by the really amazing beers in its category. Esters and dried fruit, good amount of boozeyness and too much carbonation for my taste in a quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EvNa (126) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Bottle. Color: Clear copper golden, dense white head. Taste: Nice complex mix of spices, hints of caramel, yeast, fruit (plums, bananas, apples), malt and alcohol. Full body. Medium carbonation. Mildly bitter spicy finish. Great quadrupel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aphasialiu (12) - TAIWAN - OCT 6, 2016

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3831) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2016
This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a golden burnt orange ruddy brown color. Thick foamy white head that dissipates nice and even and then messy stringy lacing. The aroma takes in crisp sweet Belgian sugars, plums, raisins, mild sweet Belgian yeasty/bready, subtle vanilla, creamy almonds. The flavor takes in a nice blend of the sweetness to the spices. Lingering sweet bready/sweet to spicy aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, surprisingly a bit more sessionable than I thought. Carbonation feels good. ABV barely reveals itself, wow, damn well hidden. Overall, damn fine quad, I would love to have again this time of the year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thullin187 (21) - Smyrna, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2016
chocolate, roasty, caramel, banana, vanilla, raisin, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nenomen (1) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016 does not count
Overtuigend zoete geur, gevolgd door een even duidelijke volle smaak waarin zeker de banaan duidelijk naar voor komt. Zeer zachte afdronk met heel subtiele bitterheid. Topbiertje! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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