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RATINGS: 2665   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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4.3
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 bottle, pours reddish brown. big foamy head. strangely vibrant red. lots of fizz. nose is big malt bread, yeast, some candy sugars. taste is thick and creamy with lots of alcohol warming strange floral chocolate double cream liquourice. extremely complex. maybe too fluffy on the palate. raisins. -------- 2008 ON TAP at cafe erasmus brugges, pours brown with strong red tints, nice white head on it. nose is slightly biscuity followed by a nice mellow sour fruityness reminiscent of strawberry. taste is incredibly complex and rich. lots of bready malts followed by rye, yoghurt, and finishes strawberries in vanilla cream. best beer from brugges (this trip)

3.9
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle. An overall solid Quadruple ale. It’s dark amber/orange in color with a typical light brown foamy head. Smells of dark fruit, caramel, sweet malts, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with milt bitterness. Very smooth and medium to full bodied. A very enjoyable brew.

3.8
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Dark amber pour. Malt with dark fruits on the nose. Very sweet with some mild bittterness at the end. Very smooth but that is expect with most belgian style ales. Nice beer, very warming and extremely enjoyable. Would love to drink again when I am sober.

3.3
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottled. Pours a deep vibrant orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet belgian yeast with some fairly strong alcohol notes. Flavor is sweet dark fruits with belgian yeast. Smooth and fruity with a warming finish.

4
Pinball (12143) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2008
fruits in the aroma. clear orange with huge fine head. fruits and herbs , honey. great sweet taste. alc. well hidden. palate supergreat - mathces the taste.

3.5
CH-303 (2229) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Orangy brown. Sunburnt orange. Quite a lot of head, shortlived. Aroma: Very fruity. Orange. Taste: Pretty fruity, bitter, but not too much. Orange, fizzy, fresh. Info: 330ml bottle, 12/5-2006, 64/500

4.3
spagyetti (68) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. A quad to rap your head around. A very smooth talker indeed. High octane and full of life, this quadruple will succeed with age.

3.6
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Orange color with a small foam. Aroma shows a touch of bubble gum and light fruits. Powerful flavors of raisins, rum soaked dark fruits, honey, doughy, pastry-like malts, with lots of belgian character. Very boozy, but well balaced and fairly complex. Hmm, nice tasting, but the aroma and appearence leave a lot to be desired. This is a fresh batch and not my favorite. The last batch I sold (which I have several bottles aging) was amazing. This is a nice beer, but not a batch I’ll be collecting.

3.9
EHSRanders (2052) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma with yeasty notes. Sweet fruity flavor.

4.3
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 On tap at Brouwer’s. Dark reddish brown color with a great head typical of a quad. Aroma is nearly identical to Rochefort 10 - sweet grapes, black cherries, port wine and dates, with Belgian yeast. Flavor is also similar to the Rochefort, bringing sweet malts into the aroma’s notes and accentuating the grapes. Absolutely delicious - though it doesn’t have quite the same fullness that the Rochefort has. Still, a wonderful beer, and a testament to the trappist breweries.


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