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RATINGS: 2660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.

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3.7
travita (4993) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
The smell is fruits, caramels, yeast, some spices, alcohol, and malts. The look is clear, copper in color, and has a biege colored head. The taste is fruits, malts, alcohol, fruits, caramel, and candi sugar.

3.7
jkwalking05 (4734) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Copper in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, malt, candi sugar, yeast and alcohol. Taste is of caramel, toffee, nuts, candi sugar, and alcohol.

4.1
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Damn. I still can’t believe it took over 2 years of being exposed to the world of craft beer for me to try this. I guess it never caught my eye, which I stoked on since I think its a great brew. 750ml bottle listed as Konings Shoeven Quadrupel. Pours a beautiful reddish-brown with clear maroon edges. The pour develops a fat-ass, rocky head that caps off the color nicely. Aroma is typical Belgian Quad, with lots of raisin, plum, candy sugar and sweet dark malts. Flavor leans sweet with prominent notes of cherry, caramel toffee, a bit of apple and a nice slap of banana on the finish. Belgian yeast flavors last on the finish. Very smooth and full-bodied palate. Yummy!

3.9
BeerFanDan17 (1107) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 19, 2009
A very nice and strong Trappist quad. Nice fruity balance. Pours golden with nice amount of yeast. Very tasty.

3.5
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle: Cloudy brown, almost clear but not quite. Sweet, Werther’s Original-esque aroma along with grapes. Sweet flavors abound. Not bad.

2.9
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
You know when you read the previous ratings and then you kind of feel obliged to rate the beer higher, well this was one of those times but I will have to resist. Pours a golden orange not much of a head and not very lively, aroma to me is mostly grainy and this carries over into the mouthfeel and taste, some fruitiness.

3.4
jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle: Copper/caramel pour with a thin beige head. Smells of dark fruits and caramel. A little sweet and malty overall. Tastes malty and dry with some florals. A bit vinous, but still has a little dry, floral bitterness.

4
ben4321 (6418) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Location: 750 from a Grocery store in Manhattan, 3/14/09, under the label Koenigshoeven Quadrupel Trappist

Aroma: Fruity and bread, banana and some alcohol to the scent
Appearance: Orange. amber color, some sediment in it around the glass, full light brownhead
Flavor: Some fruit taste, plus lots of bread/malt flavors, unusual for a Quad in that sense
Palate: Decently full body, lots of carbination, Well balanced, but you can feel the alcohol
Overall Impression: Not quite the fruit complexity you’d expect from a Quad, you can feel the German influence as you drink it. Very nice beer though. Good cold weather beer.

3.9
avilla (12) - , ITALY - MAR 10, 2009
[email protected] Poured in a trapist glass. Color is a dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma is banana, spices and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, banana again, spiced and warm. Heavy body, rich malty palate and a slight bitter finish. More similar to german doppelbocks or eisbocks than to a Trappist. Very good nightcap

3.9
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
[Vintage 2007] Tap @ Barleywine and Big Beer Fest... Poured a golden/orange with a white head. Bready and yeasty aroma. Lots of carbonation and a little dryness on the palate. A metallic alcohol influence on the flavors with an earthy fruit character-- like bananas and apple juice -- Ash and clove notes in the finish. Seemed like a darker tripel.


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