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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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BATCH 26 (blended in November 2016) was distributed as follows: Dry white wine (Pouily Fum & Sancerre) 78% New Oak Medium Toast 22% The aroma of Batch 26 is refreshing, floral and slight acidy (that comes from the white wine barrels). The characteristic aroma of vanilla and smoked oak is associated with cognac and in the background, a touch of malt and caramel scent. The taste can be describes as explosive in which the wood tannins dominate. The full-bodied taste of this batch pushed the La Trappe Quadrupel to the background, yet it is definitely present. In addition, you taste the dominant flavours of honey, sweet caramel and fine oak. The stimulating mouthfeel comes from the carbonation. Wood tannins also play a major role. In short, a batch with a full-bodied taste. A suitable autumn beer that still gives us a feel of summer due to its lovely scent associations.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2569) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Oranje ondoorzichtig bier met een kleine witte schuim kraag. Ruikt naar vanille, hout, druiven, alcohol. Smaakt naar vanille, hout, wijn, druiven en een klein beetje alcohol. Lekkah

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
buddybutch (96) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 18, 2017
From tap. A very beautiful amber colour. Fruity, dried fruit, strong oak flavour giving a scotch flavour : its like a whiskey beer. One of the most tasteful beer I ever drank (but Im not sure what batch it was : April 2017)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (3870) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 Bottle, 12:56 (from hetbiermoment). Pours ruby amber with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is intese, fruits, malt, oak, grapes, apples. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, fruits, apples, grapes, sugar, malt, rubber. Finish is sweet and malty with some oaky-white whine notes. Overall: this is easily the worst la trappe quad oaked I have tried... and its even one of the worst la trappe beers I have tried. Maybe its too fresh and will improve with age?!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2865) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
Mooie oranje bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt enerzijds fruitig witte wijn, anderzijds vanille, crme. Smaakt vol vanille, crme, houtig, tikkeltje witte wijn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inoven (596) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Fles (37.5 cl) gedeeld met familie. Donker amberkleurig, troebel bier. Aroma is fruitig en kruidig. Ook de wijn komt goed in de geur naar boven. Smaak is zoetig, houtig, fruitig en kruidig. Nasmaak is iets wrang van de wijn. Ietsje bittere nasmaak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomHendriksen (358) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Inoven, geprobeerd met Bart en Joep. Het is een heerlijk bier met t zure van de wijn lekker aanwezig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle shared by Benzai, BB 09-2041, 10 cl sample. Hazy amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of typical La Trappe Quad caramel and spicy yeast, some white wine and a bit of oak. Bit sweet in taste, white wine, oak wood. Bit dry in the finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15141) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle shared with Caesar and Skortila @ Caesar. Clear light amber color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, sugary, some alcohol, light oak. Hmm, not great this one. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (3205) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle from online Kloosterwinkel La Trappe. Beautiful dark brown/chestnut colour. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of white wine, plums, chocolate, cognac, vanilla. Well balanced, sweet and light vinous. Still a bit young but this beer will develop great!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MelvinKalksma (1417) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017

Aroma:
Heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, wood, vanilla, fruit and white wine.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque red/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, wood, vanilla, fruit and white wine.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. That white wine works wonders, what a beautiful aroma and flavour. Intense and soft at the same time.


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