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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: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
De geur is zacht met opvallende houtnotes. Bloemig en zoetig als bloesemhoning. Amandel en vanillegeur aanwezig en natuurlijk de normale Quadrupelgeur welke echter op de achtergrond blijft. De eerst dronk smaakt duidelijk naar zacht rode wijn gevolgd door hout, tannines en rook welke langzaam overgaan in een zachte honigzoetigheid. Naarmate het bier warmer wordt gedronken komt de eikensmaak meer naar voren en lijkt het bier tanninerijker te worden. Daardoor is deze batch voldoende bitter en blijft de houtsmaak op de achtergrond aanwezig. Deze Quadrupel is medium zoet en droger dan de gewone Quadrupel. Late burgundy vaten 91% Nieuw eiken (high toast) 4,5% Nieuw accasia (medium toast) 4,5%

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
Voor mij het beste bier wat ik tot nu toe gedronken heb, veel bijsmaken, vooral het eikenhout van de vaten proef je nadrukkelijk! Zeer zeker de moeite waard!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vipinvelp (4071) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
Clear dark brown with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is woody with flower notes. some vanilla and in this case also red wine . Taste is quite complex, some oak, some sweet. Aftertaste is long lasting and turning more bitter. (Velp 201307) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cjldm (55) - - JUN 2, 2015
Purchased from De Molen bottleshop, Bodegraven NL. Pours with very little head, minimal lacing. It's about 2-3 years old by this stage. The immediate aroma upon opening the bottle was Christmas spice; think strong sherry cask and spicy winter fruits. In the glass more cherry wood and oak vanilla scents come through. A lot of port and sherry wood, with honey blossom sweetness. Mouth starts with an early onslaught of dark, red wine-soaked cherry. There is a still a strong interplay of delicate honey sweetness. Fresh forest fruits and sweet wines. A kick in the aftertaste; smooth chocolate liqueurs. Very complex. The mouthfeel is one of its greatest assets. The smoothness carries the sweetness and barrel notes perfectly, whilst the aftertaste comes with a more syrupy wine texture. La Trappe quadruple is already very delicate, but this is improved immeasurably. Some barrel aged beers are a bit overrated, and La Trappe can be easy to overlook, but this is unmissable. Up there with the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (1388) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Deguste 28 mois aprs lembouteillage. Robe brune ambre, beaucoup de petites particules en suspension. Col de mousse subtil et leger. Armes de bois de chne intense, vanille, sucre dorge, figues, dattes. Le nez est doux et invitant, aucune trace dalcool. Cest un peu comme humer un bon rhum g et bois. En bouche, tout aussi sublime. Un liquide de sucre doux enrob de chne. Les armes sont encore l. Beaucoup de vanille, dattes, figues, raisin, cassonade. La douce essence du bois, qui ne nous quitte pas, me donne limpression de boire mme le baril de chne. Les tanins du bourgogne sont subtils, mis part un lgre astringeance. On sent le ct plus amer de la Quad originale en milieu de gorge, qui sagence par la suite au chne et vanille pour crer un longue finale qui estompe lentement. Texture modre et rondeur incroyable. De fines bulles viennent rehausser le plaisir de boire ce breuvage dune douceur dconcertante.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
langeveld12 (484) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear and sparkling, with amber color. Aroma contains dark bread, roastedmalts, caramel, mild coffee, orange, lemon, dough, barnyard, banana, grape, raisin, plum, cherry, cassis, red wine, ruby port, cask wood, toffee, vanilla and spices. Flavor starts off light acidic with a little wine taste, to go to sweet and to finish with sweetness, light acidity, faint bitterness, and light astringent tannins from wine. Body os medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. A brilliant beer! Regular quadrupel flavors and aroma's, red wine, oak, it's all on there and it's all in balance.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marius (16) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
dark amber to brown. Light beige head. Aroma off oak wood, caramel, vanilla, whiskey and red wine. wish a I had more than one bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (750) - HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2015
La Trappe Quadrupelhez egy zben volt szerencsm, termszetesen messzemenőkig elgedett voltam az eredmnnyel. Az pedig csak a legbizarrabb esetben fordulhat elő, hogy a klnfle bmulatos mdon trtnő rlels a htrnyra vlna egy effle formtum italnak. A "Batch 13"-knt szmon tartott verzi legnagyobb hnyadban burgundi hordban nemesedett, a hats azonban a vrtnl is jobban lenyűgztt. Fekete tea sznű testn szerny hab hzdik, ez mondhatni igencsak termszetes. Illatai meseszerűek, a hordban trtnő rlels megtette a hatst, vaskos, karizmatikus vonsokkal ruhzva fel a főzetet. Scotch-szerű, vanlis, marcipnos-manduls aromk feszlnek egymsnak, zott tlgyfachips mzzel megcsorgatva; lehengerlő sszhats. Fldes vrsbor jegyei, visszafogott, simogat sznsavhlval krbefonva; mzes, karamells, trpusi gymlcsk aszalvnyai, likőrszerű dessg szrazabb befejezssel. Minden kortya vibrl hangulatot raszt, az rlelsnek ez esetben valban slya van. A fkezhetetlenl intenzv komponensek kikezdhetetlen ktssel kapcsoldnak ssze, a masszv szerkezet krvonalai mgis kecses, elegns mdon rajzoldnak ki. Egyszerűen tkletes alkots!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (976) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 The scent of this beer is intense and enchanting. This is a beer you want to keep smelling. Flowers, vanilla and tones of wood stroking your nose. The first sip goes from beer to wine and back again. Light bitter tones walks along. Evaluates during his stay in the glass and continues to enchant you. Sweet and warm aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShivanDragon (3664) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
Fles via Trade @Benzai, nog bedankt !
robijn bruin/rood met minimale licht kaki kraag
aroma: rood fruit, weeg hout, honing, floraal, vanille, toffee
smaken: medium zoet, licht bitter, sterk, normaal gefruit, matig gemout, hout, vanille, rode wijn, hout
ietwat zachtere tanine smaken/bourbon, banaan.
wederom een uitstekende quadrupel variant

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4820) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
One of a whole series of La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged, this one from 2013; since each version is matured on a different combination of barrels, they all have their own character. Its a series I intend to follow more closely from now on. This one has a loose, greyishly yellow beige, milky head and deep wine-red colour with bronze hue, clear with delicate and steady sparkling. Powerful aroma immediately shouts burgundy wine, cognac and a lot of vanilla-like woody tannins, apart from hints of redcurrant, strawberry jam, Belgian chocolates, amaretto, cloves, gingerbread, candied orange, honey, caramel candy, balsamic vinegar, dry sherry, old port wine and freshly cut red apples. Red fruits in the mouth, slight and refreshing tartness becoming stronger towards the end, sweet candied dates and oranges, liqueurish, with a smooth, honeyish and caramelly malt backbone leading to a complex, very vinous finish of spicy and peppery, yet gentle hops, drying woodiness, sourish and grape-like fruitiness and a fair amount of warming, yet still elegant, port- and whisky-like alcohol. A treat for quadrupel fans, very complex, almost feels like a wine or a sherry and in that sense Id be equally happy with a classification as a barley wine. Has great aging potential, like the others: the beer type by itself as well as the bottling are clearly intended for cellaring. A side by side tasting of different batches of this brew would prove interesting. For now: along with the few other batches I had of this, by far the most interesting La Trappe product.


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