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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: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BATCH 2 (blended on July 26, 2010). For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Medium Oak Toast 9
Port Medium Burnt Toast (American Oak) 64
Port Medium Burnt Toast (French Oak) 9
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) 18

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4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Pours an exquisite and hazy deep amber. Not much head, but a good amount of lacing. Smells of grapes, oak, and caramel. Then, theres the taste. Sweet malt, a nudge of bitter hops, then a familiar unctuous feel and flavor that reveals the oak aging. Full, creamy, round mouthfeel without being heavy. The 10% ABV warms on the way down, but doesnt overpower any of the magnificent flavors. Unsurprisingly, it becomes more complex and the flavors bolder as it warms.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2246) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
Bottled from the monastery, tasted side by side with a regular Quadrupel and Oak Aged batch #9. Ruby colored, small head. The port notes emerge immediately pouring it into the glass, very powerful, fruity, oak, combined with all the other features that are already in a normal Quadrupel, absolutely fantastic. Very complex yet smooth fruity flavor, oak, raisins, malts. Lasting fruity finish. By far the best Oak Aged ive had so far, immensely complex, yet very smooth and balanced. Please, make this version again!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (9277) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
Split together with Belgbeergeek, Beerdrifter & Thirstybird // 2010 Vintage // tasted after once again Quercus #2 & the magnificent O.A. #1 // darker than # 1, dark copper red with a small white head // smells of sweet vanilla oak, lots of oak, candy, berries, spices and toffee // sweet malts, candy, dried fruits, sweet dark fruits, light bitter touch, vanilla oak, lots of toffee, caramel, lots of sweet vanilla oak, touch of hops, tad rawer than the incredibly smooth #1 // very smooth, light sparkling, damn good even if I prefer #1 over this one

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (2208) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle bought at the brewery. Wonderful aroma, like julmust in Sweden. Looks like mead drunk in Finland during 1st of may. Taste like port wine, wood, sahti. Lovely stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle in my 39p La Trappe chalice from a charity shop in Coventry. This beer was so expensive when I saw it back in October (more than a fiver), I had to persuade my girlfriend to buy me it for Christmas. I still believe in Christmas- Im a Christmasist, as Gez would say. I instinctively want to dislike this beer because it smells of monks being wrestled to the ground by a marketing team, selling out and tryng to cash in, and should be shit but really, really isnt. Dull chestnut with a short-lived head. Aroma something else; custard, butterscotch, marzipan, molten cinder toffee ladelled over raisins. Thick, sweet caramelised custard speckled with raisin taste; maple syrup and liquorice Allsorts, yet meatier and nowhere near cloying. Zero alcohol. Rare thing: beer massively enhanced by aging in oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Ondineke Aalst. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is swee, oak, licorice, caramel. Flavour is sweet, oak, vanilla, licorice, caramel, oak. Well balanced nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (2848) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Couleur ambre trouble, trs lgre mousse blanche. Super nez de Vanille, caramel doux, cassonnade, orange, pche, note pice de nonettes, bois de fut, fruits a noyaux. Gout complexe, bien sucr vanill, cassonade, caramel doux, prune, fruits noirs, fruits sec, bois,pic nonettesl. Super ronde en bouche, on sent pas lalcool. Superbe!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (549) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Clear red liquid. No head. Aroma of oak and fruits. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and rich.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
Great round and intense beginning. Mild, chocolate, plums, raisins. The wood is light, intense, round and mild. Lots of stick plums, mild and round. Intense deep fruity mild brew. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Faathoven (101) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - JAN 6, 2017
Pours amber, slight hazy with whitish head. Bunch of dark fruits in the aroma, dates, raisins, plums, figs, plus red wine, soaked oak, belgian yeast characteristics from the fruity esters and kinda mead notes. Very complex flavour that is just the same of the nose. In the back end I got some tannins bitterness which balances nicely, and a slightly dry finish asking for another sip. Smooth, medium to full body and almost an oily texture mouthfeel. This is huge!


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