tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
26/VI/17 - on tap @ Trappistenweek in Cultuurcafé (Berlare) - BB: n/a (2017-948) Thanks to Erwin for joining me on this beer tick trip!Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2017
Little cloudy deep amber beer, creamy beige small head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very peated, caramel, some alcohol, malty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: peated start, lots of banana, some caramel, soft bitterness, lots of alcohol, more green banana. Aftertaste: little sourish, lots of fruity notes, dried fruits, quite some banana, soft peat, bitter touch, caramel, more peated and smoky notes in the finish with some banana peel on top.
Special, Bruichladdich-barrel aged version of La Trappe Quadrupel celebrating the 25th anniversary of the basic beer and therefore of the word ’quadrupel’ itself; only made available in kegs and not bottled, so an altogether different beer from the 25th batch of the ’ordinary’, bottled La Trappe Oak Aged series. Tasted from tap at Cultuurcafé Berlare during their yearly Trappistenfeesten, thanks tderoeck for the tip. Thick, beaten egg-like and egg-white, dense, stable, cobweb-lacing head over a hazy, warm amberish bronze beer, of about the same hue as the ordinary Quadrupel. Aroma of caramel candy, whisky, dry banana and a hint of bubblegum, brown rum, vanilla-ish oak, almond cake, dried apricot, white pepper, some light but unmistakable Bruichladdich peat when warming up, earthy touch of cooked carrot. Sweet onset, tad bubblegummy with lots of fruity hints (banana, peach, fresh fig, ripe pear), soft gooseberry-ish sourish undertone, quite fizzy carbo but not overcarbonated, smooth, thick, bit resiny mouthfeel. Full caramelly malt sweetness in the middle with lingering residual sugary sweetness accentuating it, softening bready edges with the breadiness increased a bit by the suspended yeast; so far very akin to the basic beer, but then, in the finish, gaining more complexity from vanilla-ish oak tannins, subtle retronasal peat and a lot of heating, clearly but not overpoweringly whisky-like alcohol (including whisky flavour) over some herbal, earthy yeast and hop bitterishness. Rich, deep and lush quadrupel, very well done with the peat and the whisky itself, though very clearly identifiable, put on top of the basic beer as an added layer of flavour rather than completely penetrating it. Glad I made a stop in Berlare after work for this, I’ll probably never have the chance to try this again... gyhallmanti (622) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2017 20cl glass at the Arendsnest in Amsterdam. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, whisky, peat, raisin, plums. Taste is fairly sweet, light bitter with a moderate dry finish. Notes of whisky, oak, peated malt, peat, raisins, plums, smoke, alcohol, spices. Texture is thick and oily, full bodied with low carbonation Ferris (16270) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2017
Draft - Soft peaty notes with plum and raisin. Clear copper with a small beige head. Peat and a wonderful sweet backbone. I can’t believe this works so well, truly balanced and nice. petek17 (2) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Great colour and amazing taste. Bit strong but it tasted really good with porterhouse steak.
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joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2017
Draught at Taphouse.
Clear orange colored with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and whisky with notes of peat and oak.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of whisky, alcohol and peat.
Warming alcoholic finish.
Too much alcohol for me. Ungstrup (38238) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2017
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of fruits, wood, alcohol, smoke, and whisky. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, wood, whisky, and smoke, leading to a dry finish. yespr (47034) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2017
From tap. Pours. Lear and golden orange with a small tan hesd. Aroma is phenolic. Slight smoked. Esrthy. Lingering fruity. Mellow. Estery and slight phenolic. Toasted malty. Overripe fruity. Sweet and alcohol warming finish. Desverger (12538) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2017
[email protected]Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2017
, Copenhagen (3rd Year Birthday week) Amber pour with thin white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with a plethora of dried fruit, some caramel, a slight smokey edge, some nice resonating whisky soaked oaked wooden accents coming into the close. Very nice, great to have tried this rare hard to find beer outside the Netherlands.
Clear caramel amber colour, white dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, oak, whisky, vanilla, malts. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, wood, vanilla. Sweet, sticky finish, whisky, some ash and smoke comes through, and lingers. Nice!
(from draught @ the abbey)