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RATINGS: 2621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Quadrupel is La Trappes 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2008
The aroma is full of malt, yeast and fruit. The flavor is similar, it also has figs and prunes. Its very dark with a good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured hazy deep bronze with a good sized, dense, foamy, off-white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma had strong notes of chocolate coated banana lollies with sweet yeasty malts, sticky Christmas pudding notes, toffee, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. Flavor was of smooth chewy caramel malts with chocolate coated bananas, fruit cake, maple syrup, light yeasty notes and a spicy (cinnamon, cloves and vanilla) warming finish. Well rounded and smooth with a well hidden alcohol content. Full bodied with a soft to medium carbonation, a syrupy texture, creamy/dry mouthfeel and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2296) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2008
Draught. Novare Res. Portland ME Best beer I had last night. Solid candy sugar fruit flavours. Again poor head retention which may be the system at the bar. I purchased it under the name Koenings Hoeven Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Koningshoeven bottle, at long last I finally pick this up as opposed to misremembering and grabbing the dubbel. Too bad, as the dubbel is a better brew in my opinion. Medium towards dark amber, head faded moderately quickly. Aroma was sort of a typical Belgian malt thing going on, a slight yeast note, faint apricot in the back as it warmed. Flavor was medium level malts, a touch of apricot fruitiness, a bit of warming alcohol. The carbonation was high, unfortunately giving a carbonic bite as opposed to a refreshing spritziness. It seemed out of kilter with the rest of the brew. I was hoping for some complexity to emerge, but instead as it warmed, more sugary notes started to come through. In the end, just didnt enjoy this much. May benefit from aging, as this was only a 2007 bottle (I think).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
750ml bottle, Labeled as Koningshoeven Quadrupel. Pours hazy amber in color with full foamy off white head. Aroma sweet, yeasty and fruit. Taste sweet, fruit and spicey with dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
This beer pours a cloudy amber body with a nice big vanilla coloured head. The one thing i noticed about this beer is how sweet it was. lots of caramel, toffee and vanilla with a floral fragrance. plenty of ripe fruit character and spice as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 33cl bottle from Total Wine Tampa. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a one finger white tan-head that dissipates quickly but provides lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, syrupy, sweet with notes of pear and complex cheese and spice. Flavor is caramel, toffee, maple syrup, and candy sugar. 10% ABV is well-hidden in the malted barley. Finish is sweet and syrupy with a somewhat lingering nature. Nice trappist ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Golden yellow with thin white head. Aroma of fruit, banana and light alcohol. Taste of ripe brown bananas, fruit, caramel with next to no bitterness. Mild dryness with a bit of an alcohol chaser feel to it. Not bad bit a bit too one dimensional taste wise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (863) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Aroma of raisins, brown sugar prunes and a fair whack of alcohol. Pour is dark brown with a massive white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Flavour is a complex mix of dried fruit again of raisins prunes and more of that dark brown sugar and some spice that leaves a long finish with just a hint of the heat of the alcohol. It does a great job of covering up the fact that it is a 10% ABV beer. Drink with caution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2008
11.2 oz bottle labeled Konings Hoeven Quadrupel...Poured dark amber w/ an fizzy off white head. The head stuck around for a bit then dissipated just enough to provide some fizzy lacing. The aroma of the beer was filled w/ dark fruits, but I was also able to pick out a "nutty" smell along with some molasses/brown sugar notes. The flavor was mildly complex. I could taste dark fruits, spices, toasted malts, candy sugars, and some yeast. This was a medium heavy beer w/ a substantial amount of carbonation. The palate was sticky and sweet, with a long finish. Very tasty...

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