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90
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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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BATCH 5 (blended on January 25, 2011): For this beer, the following barrels were used in the following proportions:

Type % in batch
New Oak Heavy Toast 20
White Wine used Oak Heavy Toast 80

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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (6532) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: No head, just some bubbles. No carbo either... Dark ruby brown ish body... Aromas of prunes, light whiskey, white wood, honey, light vinous... Flavours of prunes, light caramel, dirty malts and dirty wood, some dried leaves, light dry, light bitter, strange and not what I expected. Aftertaste is a mix of light bitter with prunes and wood with a little dirty touch to it... Meh... No carbo, lightly thicker than watery mouthfeel, medium bodied. Aroma is nice, flavour seems to be lost... Tough job to finish this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6291) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2012
light sweet vanilla, alcoholic and porty aroma,orange, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light alholic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
In short: A big uber-sweet sticky amber beer. Meh
How: Tap at t Arendsnest, Amsterdam
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by very small beige head
In long: Nose is sweetened baked fruits, some wood and booze. Taste is just so uber-sweet that I almost didnt finish my small glass. Plenty of sugars, candied apples, butterscotch hard-candies, more brown sugar, lots of vanilla, rich caramel, sweet dark fruits, alcohol. No hops presence whatsoever. Mouthfeel was sticky-sweet and with a medium carbonation. I was never a big fan of the regular La Trappe Quad and this barrel aged version is a step down from a beer I dont really like to start with. Just too sweet for me. And of course the beer has high ratings because it is a big beer. I could conclude this rating by asking if ratebeers notation system favors bigger more intense beers over the more subtle elegant session beers. But I am not one to end a rating with a rhetorical question. Or am I?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (6088) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2011
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass darker than the other versions I had, small head. Starts strong-malty, modest sweet, hints of chewing gum. Also some fruity notes. Finish well balanced, less sweet, warming-malty. Good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark amber body with puffy tan head. Sweet, caramel nose, some fruits too. Nice sweet and tangy flavours. The white wine quite pronounced. Oaky. Very nice. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2011
38cl, Batch 5, on new oak and used (White Wine) barrels, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet malty, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good Trappist, yet expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5719) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
Dry white wine. Sweet raisin. Hazy orange off-white creamy. Medium-full. Alcohol hidden. Good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep nougat brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is intense caramelly butterscotch tones, vanilla, oak, dense malty tones and hints of booze. Taste is raisins, wood, honey, intense caramel, vanilla, hints of cognac, booze, toffee and traces of nuts. Solid stuff. Full body, medium carbonation. A very nice and dense quad on the sweet side of things.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christos (5542) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
(La Trappe Quad Oak Aged Batch #5) Bottle 375ml, corked and caged, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 10% Appearance is almost the same with the other batches I had, dark amber to brown colour on the body, slightly hazy. This one doesnt have a head at all, some bubbles that are forming during the pour disappear straight away, of course no lacing to be expected. Aroma has plenty of wine, lots of vanilla, wood, little bit of caramel, ripe red fruits, amazing. Boozy taste on the first sip, toffee and caramel, then the fruity notes are kicking in. The alcohol is always present during the drinking. Again wood and fantastic vanilla notes. Thin body with low carbonation. Very good, if it was thicker and with better carbonation, that would be a masterpiece.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Poured a murky reddish brown with minimal white head. Aroma of sweet vinous fruit with an overtone of the wood. Medium body, flavour of caramel malt and the fruit (plum, berries) with a dryness from the barrel.


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