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Formerly brewed at La Trappe Trappist - Abdij O.L.V. Koningshoeven (Bavaria)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In Batch 11 Malbec barrels were used, though a rather large portion of Quadrupel aged on new wood has been added too. This batch is quite complex. The aroma of the Malbec is very noticable, lots of oak flavours from medium toast, and vanilla and almond from high toast barrels, floral aromas from Acasia and obviously the beer aromas from the quadrupel. Very robust and rich in tannins, which warrants a bit of extra maturation in the bottle to let the complexity increase and the flavour become rounder. While the red wine influence is noticable, the wood has the dominant note. A must for everyone who likes heavy beer and/or wine with lots of wood flavour and aroma. 55% Used Malbec barrels 20% New French oak, medium toast 20% New French oak, high toast 5% Acacia wood

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3.9
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12.7oz bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Cork was a bitch to get loose. Hazy red brown color, lots of fine yeast particles in the body. Beautiful color, but just a thin ring of khaki head, just a couple loose dots of lace. Awesome dark fruity, vinous, oak aromas. Vanilla, fruitcake. Very tasty. Moderate sweet taste, good bitterness. Nice light alcohol warmth. Light spice. Very little carbonation, but not completely flat. Just enough carbonation, still enjoyable. Actually very smooth and drinkable for a belgian quad, the little carbonation may help with that (they’re usually too strongly carbonated for me). Bigger body. Lightly slick, but not sticky. Good light bit of dryness in the finish. Great stuff. Very enjoyable. One of the most drinkable quads ever, but a little more carbonation would have worked to bring out the fantastic flavor more... Might’ve been closer to a 4.1

3.9
martjoobolut (5123) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2013
0,375 bottle. Aroma: very different from the regular version. Aroma is less intense, but still easy to notice. There is strong red wine presence, hints of sweetness, caramel. Pours copper-dark brown with small tan head. The head dissapears almost immediatly. Taste has strong red wine presence, but also caramel, fruits, bitterness, maybe even some cognac like notes. Finish is were the bitterness really kicks in, but the sweetness still lingers. Alcohol is less noticeable than in regular version. Carbonation: medium-soft. Overall: more just interesting taste experience than a great beer. It’s like a red wine made a baby with La Trappe Quadrupel!

3.7
thewolf (12806) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a small, creamy film head. Aroma has oak, grapes, white wine. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has oak, quite sweet, prunes, soft smoke, oak, caramel. Long oaky dryness.

3.8
Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
From a bottle shared in Dillon CO. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a fine off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors of oak, vanilla and ripe red fruits. Smooth luscious mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

3.6
drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
7/6/13. 375mL bottle shared by Mark at Brian’s moving/cellar cleaning party. Deep amber brown pour with a small fluffy khaki head - some floaties depending on whose glass you peek into. The aroma and flavor show oak, dark fruits, a bit of sweet candy sugar, more wood, a hint of winey aspects, and some oxidation. Not bad.

3.7
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at the La Trappe brewery. Deep brown beer with a minimal white head.Dark dried fruits, caramell sweetish aroma. Malty, dark dried fruits flavour, a bit to much alcoholflavour.

3.4
jfb (6675) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky deep amber-brown colour with some floaties and a small frothy off-white head. aroma of raisins, light toffee and banana skins, slightly earthy, with a hint of treebark and yeast. flavour is mostly red grapes and raisins, with some slightly cardboardy hints of oxidization, herbal hops, a light sweetness and a light-bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
Mist brown bodied, small head. Berries, sweet licorice, roots, soft wood. Caramel and red grapes. Light bitter, harder woody notes, vanilla and cake malts. Thin from the barrel ageing. (RBESG tasting at the brewery.)

3.9
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle at the brewery. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a small beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, grapes, dades, caramel, biscuits, yeast notes, peach, candy, oak notes. Fruity malty flavor, grapes, peach, sweetish, caramel, yeasty, oak, some caramel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Malty fruity finish with oak and vanilla.

3.8
TH28 (478) - - JUN 17, 2013
Appearance: deep copper/amber. Aroma: raisin and smoke. Taste: toffee, raisin, deep caramel malt. Mouthfeel: light carbonation, nice viscosity, relatively light. Finish: sweet malt with smoky character and warmth from alcohol but well balanced


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