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RATINGS: 2623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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4.1
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Tap at the Muddy Pig. Very fruity aroma with dark pited fruits, yeast, and alcohol. Sweet, solid mouthfeel. Very very delicious.

3.8
Christian (13775) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Dark amber with a small, but lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, sherry, almonds and a touch of alcohol/solvents. Big flavour, rather sweet and vineous, fruit and caramel , and lasting, warming alcohol.

3.5
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 This is a strong beer. Not only in alcohol, but in flavor. Kind of overwhelmingly so. Flavor is fruity. Plums, Blackcurrants, Brandy, etc. Not as great as some other Quads. Nice.

3.6
DeanF (2514) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
Popped the cap and it overflowed, but this time I was ready and had it over the La Trappe chalice. This is the second one that’s burst when I opened it so I’ll assume I got a bad batch or they’re just meant to soak your table in beer. Pours very fizzy and pop-like, no head aside from what overflowed from the bottle. Very alcohol-sweet cognac smell, nice dark red colour. Very good smooth fruity flavour though - cherries, chocolate, dark grains. Average mouthfeel. Aside from the initial explosions, pretty good.

3.6
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Hazy dark amber, large foamy beige head. Nose of berry, toffee and almond, also some bubblegum and grass. Flavor is maltier, sweeter, some alcohol coming through. Rather dry body, moderate in size and carbonation but somewhat syrupy. Finish has some yeast and fruit. The alcohol and body are somewhat off-putting, but the malts and fruits are nicely balanced without going overboard into Candy Land.

4.3
VonkBrewer (14) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2009
Lovely beer. Full, little bit fruity taste. Gives a warm feeling in your throat. Not to bitter, very good.

3.9
ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2009
11.2 ounce bottle - $5.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Clear, dark brown body with a reasonably well-sized, off-white head. Random bits of lacing on the way down. Smell: Sweetish, earthly spiced, and ripe fruity notes all come together to harmoniously provide notes of candy, caramel-covered fruits, dark loaf bread, and even alcohol. Yes, even alcohol, friends. Taste: Sweetish, dark maltiness with very, very light tastes of chocolate and even cinnamon-flavored Breakfast Blend coffee. Touch of dark breadiness. Hearty spread of gooey dark caramel. Dash of earthy spices, mainly clove. Another pinch of table sugar. Fruity tastes of green raisins, ripe figs, and green apples marinated in spiced rum. Touch of bitterness. Sweetish, earthy, warming finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: Worth a try. The world’s greatest quadrupel? Heck no! A decent, okay-inducing quad? Sure.

3.6
delnoche (516) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2009
50cl ceramic bottle poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Dark amber with ample creamy tan head. Aroma is bubblegum. Flavor is bubblegum, spice, alcohol. Medium carbonation. Finish is alcohol. This one is very much like the dubbel but with stronger alcohol.

3.9
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
As Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale. Pours a cloudy ruby red/brown with a medium head that quickly recedes to a thin layer of lacing. Aroma is mostly of banana and spice. Flavor is a lot more complex and robust; The banana comes again with the spice, but also comes the trappist qualities of breadiness, yeast, and a lot of flora. Again, very complex. Very creamy in mouthfeel and finish; Just perfect on the palate. I’m really enjoying this one a lot. I put it third behind Bernardus and Rochefort in the Quad department. Overall, excellent to world class.

3.8
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Enjoyed from a 11.2oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a nice deep brown, with a just barely off-white head. The aroma brings notes of yeast-derived flavors of plumes and some lightly toasted raisons, along with a slight pilsner malt-type graininess. The beer is full on the palate, bringing a sweetness that is pleasant and not cloying. While I have had some examples of the style that offer more rounded and complex malty flavors, this beer was still extremely enjoyable. A great quadrupel and a must try from the world’s only non-Belgian Trappist brewery.


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