koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a hazy brownish gold with a medium off white head, slow-fading, and leaving great lace behind. The aroma is pretty great. There is a good maltiness coupled with a strong dark fruit presence and just a touch of yeast. This isn’t the typical Belgian that I was expecting. The flavors mesh into something like a light cough syrup. There is a sweetness to it, as well as a dark fruit presence, which is a little odd to me. The mouth feel is a little thin with minimal carbonation. It is somewhat slick on the back end and the aftertaste is of dark fruit and malt demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Shared bottle to mini chalice. Poured slightly murky but mostly clear. I got the top of the bottle. Beautiful amber with very minimal head. Very sticky sweet. Dark fruits and sugars stay on the palate forever. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from awhile ago.
A: Dark brown with light tan edges. Thin head that disappears. Light lacing.
N: Clove, esters, grape, cherry, candi sugar, oak, alcohol, licorice, toffee. Nutty, sweet bread.
T: Much more bitter than expected. Some sweetness, but the oak did its work on this.
M: Heavy texture split against a slight wateriness. I’ve encountered this before...in a 15 year old Chimay Blue.
O: Quads don’t strike me as the type of beer that needs to be aged in oak barrels. This doesn’t really change my mind. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2013
This is the #1 rated of the Oak Aged La Trappe Quads. I’ve heard great things. Let’s see how this one tastes. Cherry Red with a ton of disgusting looking sediment. Creamy very sticky off white to brown head. Fades very slowly..really nice lacing. Spicy nose of cinnamon, very yeasty and it has a creamy liqueur almost milk like aroma. Loads of figs and oak. Taste is interesting. This has a booziness that far exceeds 10% in taste. More of the cognac liquor taste. cherries and yeasty bread dough. Sugary sweet and figs, raisins and prunes. Even at 3 years old, this beer still has a long way to go before it can chill out with the booze bomb. Still very good and the lingering vanilla is very nice. Boutip (6385) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle: Poured a dark hazy brown color ale with a medium size brown color head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of oak and Cognac notes are well balanced with residual sugars and dry fruits notes of base beer. Taste is a nice mix between some dry raisins and residual sugar notes of based beers with light candy-like ester and some Cognac notes (I know there is no Cognac but that’s what the flavours made me think of). Body is about average with good carbonation and alcohol is slightly apparent. Very enjoyable and aging is not apparent at this point in time.
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Murky amber pour with a smaller cream colored head. Oak, mild vanilla, and some dark fruit on the nose. Similar taste, but it doesn’t really explode. Very nice beer, but not elite. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Batch 3 I10 09:56
Bottle at Mekong on 02/02/2011.
Cloudy amber body with a small frothy tan head.
Sweet oak and light vanilla aroma with fruit, belgian spice and light caramel aroma.
Sweet oak flavor with vanilla, fruit and belgian spice.
Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/4/8/4/16madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Brewvival 2011. Bottle
Hazy orange body small off white head
Sweet fruit and spice aroma
Sweet fruit spice oak and caramel flavor
Medium full body mod carb 7/3/8/3/15
22nd January 2013Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Very hazy deep red - brown beer. Decent cream coloured head. Palate is light and soft, semi dry with mild carbonation. Soft dry wood, trace of vanilla. Sweet floral bubblegum. Mild malt cream. Whisper of sweet red berry fruits. Neutral finish. Nicely joined up. These oak aged La Trappes have a unique character.
In the potluck of ageing, this one didn’t succeed, despite $27 US pricetag. Boozy aroma, taste, though still smooth mouthfeel. Not very drinkable. Proof that price and score does not necessarily correlate. Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours golden orange with a offwhite head, floaties. Aroma of malt, sweet fruit, oak, vanilla, rum. Flavor is malt, fruity, wood, vanilla, rum. Medium body, lively carbonation, light warming alcohol in the finish. 100613