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RATINGS: 2636   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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3.7
swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2009
full fruit aroma strong aroma, brown, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, long finish, soft carbonation, very strong, very good flavour...

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arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
11.2 oz bottle poured into a Yeti snifter. This is lighter in color than the dubbel, more red than brown. It smells like sweet fruits and sugar. The taste is also heavy syrupy, sugary, fruit, good but heavy. This is quite flavorful and delicious but a definite sipper. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-20-2008 06:56:59

3.7
joKing (11) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2009
La Trappe Quadrupel in a Croek. Pretty Bloody good too. Hints of plum, raisin and rotten cherry beneath a soft sweetishness ballanced by about 4 volumes of CO2. Alcohol flavour bacame evident after the hour, and many complexities showed up with it. Sweet Malt, Apricots and Pears became the call for the afternoon and hints of phenolic spicyness too.

4
obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 This is a re-rate and update. I was going to delete my initial notes, but decided they should stay to prove my suspicion that I purchased and tasted a bad (very bad) bottle. The color and appearance of the beer were the same, with the exception of the head. The head was thicker and laced around the glass very nicely. The flavors were full and a lot deeper. The only quality I really didn’t appreciate was the sourish and sweet finish. Obviously this beer is WAY better than I initially experienced. Now for my original notes from March 2009: This quad is a huge disappointment. It pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a very minimal head. The aroma is quite sweet and even a little sour, with some hints of apples, grapes and oranges. The nose had a champagne-like character. The flavors are nothing like a good quad should be. This is very sour and way too fruity. There is hardly any sense of big maltiness like a good quad should have. The aftertaste is absolutely horrendous It’s very sour and bitter at the same time, which for me isn’t a good combination. I took only two or three sips of this and chucked the rest of my 750ml bottle. I don’t know if it’s a bad bottle, but I’m not really willing to buy another one to find out.

3.7
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2009
33cl bottle in " ’t einde van de beschaving" red brown beer in proper glasware surprising flavor light for a trappist fruity aroma

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle Pours out a hazy brown topped with a small sand head. Aroma of belg yeast, sweet candy and pit fruit. Tast was more sweetness some caramel and the fruit. A tast Quad

3.7
travita (5008) - 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 (4745) - 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 (1002) - 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 (1121) - 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.


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