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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
We have meanwhile proudly presented BATCH 21. The Oak Aged Batch 21 has a dark brown mahogany colour and a beige brown head. The soft aroma immediately reminds you of walnuts. Accompanied by a slightly smoky aroma, you can detect oak, caramel malt, alcohol, vanilla and, of course, French brandy. The flavour, although balanced, is not particularly mellow. The brandy barrels have clearly left a lot of wood influences, which manifest themselves in vanilla and almond. Additionally, the Quadrupel has a caramel-like, slightly sweet flavour with a good, full body. The flavour ends with a slightly burnt tone and a hint of wood tannin. Due to the light tingling of the carbonic acid, combined with the wood flavour and sweetness of the beer, the sensation in the mouth is full and pleasant. Its fine bouquet is best savoured when this batch is served at a temperature of 16-18 °C (61 – 64.5 °F). BATCH 21 was distributed as follows: Type in BATCH Cognac 80% New Oak High Toast 10% New Oak Medium Toast 5% Acacia wood 5%

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Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle at home. Now two years old. Has a deep slightly hazy mahogany colour with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, liquor, oak, brown sugar and sweet cake. Flavour of licorice, liquor, oak, dried fruit and creme brulee. Has a soft mouth feel, full-bodied and a light bitterness. A rich ale where the barrel aging are very distinct with sweet malty tones in the background.

Tranquillity (2483) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
Bottled. Bought at the Kensington wines in Calgary. Quite a surprise to find it there. Dark raisin colored body with a small uneven light brown head. The aroma has cognac, alcohol, vanilla, oak. The body is thick. The taste has prunes, vanilla, walnut, cherry with a strong fruity finish similar to sweater highland malts...

bytemesis (8987) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle @Arendsnest. Pours clear deep Ameer, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is a bit of phenol, oak, toffee, dust, Belgian spice, raisin, woody, orange zest. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, woody, a hint of acetone, dark fruit, prominent spice, better than aroma. Medium body, a bit hot. Eh.

AndySnow (7994) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at hackobock, 2017-04-22.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet fruit, caramel, vanilla, sugary.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet fruit, caramel, vanilla, malt, alcohol.

hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
April 22, 2017. Bottle at home.
Clear dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty and fruity with caramel, brown sugars, baked pears, pears, brandy, almond and oak. Taste is sweet, malty, fruity, soft bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, malty and fruity with soft bitterness.

omhper (25563) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
Bottle, at hackobock tasting. Cloudy copper colour, mid sized head. Rich aroma of aniseed and marzipan. Sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Caramelly, marzipan and brown sugar. Low bitterness.

Werckmeister (3285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2017
0,375l bottle at home. Batch 21. BB 09-2040. dark brown color, small off-white head. smells of dried fruits, raisins, marzipan, nutty, nice berry notes, very light wood. very nice smell. full body, bit bubbly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of raisins, dried fruits, marzipan, nutty, some berries, light sweetness, tobacco, light yoghurt. finishes lightly sweet with notes of marzipan, dried fruits and some nuts. rather good one, but quite heavy, could use a bit of complexity, but overall good clean flavour-profile.

martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle, 09:21 (from finestbelgianbeers.com). Pours hazy amber-broewn with beige head. Aroma reminds regular quad: sweet, malt, fruits, caramel, burnt sugar, apples. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, caramel, sugar, dryness, oak, fruits. Finish is sweet and dry with some boozy cognac kick. Overall: too boozy and would like more dryness from cognac BA, but otherwise this is on bar with the better batches of la trappe oaked quad.

bierkoning (13607) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
Corked bottle. Thanks Benzai! Dark amber color. Cognac aroma. Grapes and oak. Malty sweet flavor with cognac, grapes and bubblegum. Vinous notes. Alcoholic but very well rounded. Delicately balanced. Great.

tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2017
3/I/17 - 37.5cl bottle from a trade @ Tim’s La Trappe tasting - BB: IX/2040, bottled: 24/IX/15 (2017-17) Thanks to Tinus for the trade!

Clear more reddish brown beer, irregular off-white head, pretty stable. Aroma: yeast, alcohol, sharp smell, banana esters, bread. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, lots of vanilla, caramel, malty, sweet. MF: lively carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, alcohol, chocolate, banana, lots of vanilla. Aftertaste: little bitter, malty, overripe banana, soft bitterness, hoppy, some tannins.

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