BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2008
750ml brown bottle (labeled Konings Hoeven Quadrupel) from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours an amber red body thats translucent but slightly hazy with little head to speak of. Smells fruity - apple, grape, citrus. Tastes fruity - apple, grape, citrus - with a fair amount of pith and hints of malt. Some alcohol is noticeable, but not as bad as it could. Surprisingly flat and aqueous in mouthfeel. Somewhat one dimensional. Tasty enough, but not as tasty as some of its Belgian cousins. Not that impressed with this one, I’m afraid... This may benefit from some aging, but for now, I’m just not feeling it... ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap at Anam Cara (Monk’s Cell). Pours a cloudy reddish brown with minimal foamy head. Sweet yeasty aroma with dried fruit. Candy sugar and fruit hide the alcohol pretty well. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
750 mL Bottle - A substantial amount of fruit in the aroma and flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden in this creamy sweet malty beer. Excellent KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2008
[Draught vintage 2005 at Ølbaren] Pours clear amber with tiny off white head. Aroma has overripe fruits, toffee. Flavour is sweet with spices, yeast and and the alcohol kicks in at the end. Vinous and pretty well balanced.
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle as " Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale". Pours a dark reddish color, with a thin quickly receeding off-white head. Aroma is that of any typical quad (meaning good) and the flavor was about the same. Was impressed that the alcohol was hidden quite well.
glennmastrange (2869) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of dark bread, roasted and caramel, light herbs for the hops, and moderate yeast notes of earth and dough, with toffee, alcohol and solvent. Head is small, wispy white, with fair lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is clear flat copper. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet, lightly bitter and a touch sour. Palate is medium, creamy and chewy and has a very soft carbonation. It finishes lightly alcoholic. Slightly out of balance flavors but mostly a very good Quadrupel. emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Dumped this into a trapist glass and a nice golden sudsy head.It leaves a ring of laceing all along the sides of the glass. The color is very cloudy due to all of the yeast particles that are in it making it a cloudy redish orange. As i put my nose to it the aroma is so strong with a lot of dark fruits and bitter hops and malt. As i sip on it the flavor is very creamy and sweet with a bitter after taste of rum and candy. There is alot of complexity to this with a varity of fruits and candy malt. jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Yummy. Very mild, almost no head. Reddish color. Smooth mouthfeel. Sweetness is seductively easy to drink. Candy, some light spice. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Bitterness is secondhand and mellow. Overall, an extremely pleasurable beer to drink! jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours murky orange in the glass with thin off white head. Mild dark fruit aroma. Flavor of light sweetness, that is not overpowering. Candy, dark fruits, and spices noted. Thought this was around 7-8% not 10%, alcohol hidden. Good beer. iamandrewgill (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
We had it at a French bistro under the name Koningshoeven Quadrupel. Roasty, caramel flavor with a lighter body. The food I was eating took center stage (it was delicious) and overshadowed my experience with this beer. I’ll have to give it another try before adequately rating it.