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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: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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3.6
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Rough woody aroma combined with sweet caramels. Rich body, lowish carbonation, very, very sweet caramel with a subtle wood character. Warming alcohol finish. 221012

3.8
Pinball (12188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
cloudy brown, small white . head. aroma is boozy, woody, flowery. strong. flavor is very complex, sweet dark fruity, notes from wood, raisins, dark fruits, super flavor.

3.4
yespr (46671) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
37.5 cL bottle, thanks to joes. Pours cloudy orange with a small head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and phenolic. Sweet, caramelish and dry phenolic. Dry and mellow fruity, phenolic and mild caramelish. Dry and phenolic finish.

4.1
felipelo (15) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
The brew pours a dark-red body with a very thin head that disapears almost instantaneously. It looks quite different from the regular quadrupel, much darker and with almost no head. The aroma is quite complex and reveals a lot of the alcoholic strenght of the beer. The aroma is of red grapes, port wine, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. The oak and wine aroma are really present in this beer. The flavor follows the aroma but with the oak character even more present. The alcohol is not very noticeable in the flavor. Overall a very good and very complex beer, unique among all trappists and much better than the original bottled version of the quadrupel. Worth trying.

3.9
JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2012
Small, fast vanished yellow-cream head over hazy reddish brown beer. Alcoholic nose. Fresh, vanilla-rich oak, black pepper, fainly vinous. Vanilla beans, rather than pods. Some exotic spices. Sweet, vanilla, ethanol, faint fusels but ending on sulphur (as from matches), and a fruity acitidy. Some tannins, but nothing exaggerated in that quarter. Renewed sips hint at sweet red wine - as from Schwaben or Moravia. Feels pretty spritzy, quite slick, but not really full-bodied. Nice, interesting variation. Keep up the good trials, Lodi!

4.5
Ymnia (1) - - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
Nice gift from a good friend, small bottle perfect for two glasses fine colour and unexpected nice taste

3.9
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
38cl, Batch 11, on new oak and used (Red Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, vinous/sweet and slightly floral/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good Trappist, yet expensive!

3.6
Benzai (16226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2012
375ml bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Slightly hazy red color, small off-white head that dininishes fairly quickly but leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, lightly sweet, slightly alcohol. Tastes about the same, malts, lightly sweet, slightly alcohol, a bit dry. Not really spectacular, but definitely different than the regular LT Quad. Medium body, medium carbo.

3.5
DutchDrebus (6080) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai. Orange to copper colour with a decent white head. Smells nailpolish remover, sweetish, some wood. Tastes sweet, malty, some candy taste.. Pretty much the regular quadrupel. Good carbo, full, slightly warming body.

4
Martinus (4685) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
Clear reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of wood, red wine, light smoke, vanilla, caramel, almond and sweet red fruits. Reminding of whisky (Highland Park), even though no whisky barrels seem to have been used. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light astringent, almond, lots of wood tones. Full body. Sweet malty finish with complex barrel notes and vanilla.
Complex but still balanced. Not sure if the recommended extra maturation is necessary, it is already quite round and complex as is. Nice brew!
(From 37,5cL bottle @ home)


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