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RATINGS: 2604   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle (marked Koningshoeven): pours medium craggy head, retained for long time. First aroma is phenols and bananas. Bananas recede and alcohol comes through stoutly but pleasantly, mixed with sharp malty sweet gentle mulling spices. Flavor is smooth with plenty of alcohol taste and malty like a very well aged single malt whisky: sweet, smooth, lightly biting. Enjoyed from start to finish, moreso as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4360) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
bottle at Castros in Toronto. whoa is this boozy, right off the bat, im getting alot of yeast and fruit, but the booze is right there. definite alcohol burn. takes away from the flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2007
11.2 oz bottle labeled as Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale enjoyed at the Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods) in Columbus, Ohio on 1/23/2007... Pours a deep reddish gold color with a very dense, rocky, long-lasting head that was beige in color. The aroma was sweet and had some fresh banana, spice, malt, and yeast characteristics to it. Sweet caramel malt dominates the flavor at first and then some fruit, real banana, and spice flavors begin to show. The alcohol stays in the shadows at first and then rushes out just before the finish. The alcohol seems a bit strong at first, but quickly retreats and assimilates with the rest of the flavors and lets the moderately bitter finish balance the beer. The beer is thicker than average and quite smooth. I really enjoyed this particular Quad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle: Cloudy, reddish amber in color with a big off white head. Aroma, fruits, some bready yeast, and some spice. Flavor, caramel, bready notes, some spice, raisins, prunes. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Pours dark amber color with fizzy white head. Aroma of peach, pear, fig, apple. Flavor has a little banana mixed with the aforementioned pear and apple notes and yeasty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Blind Quad 07. 750 ml bottle thanks to drewbeerme for this brew. Looks great in the glass fizzy off white head on top a slightly hazed amber orange body but a whiff of it. Whew phenols is taking it over. Perfume, chemicals, phenols, and a little lemon and yeast some where in there. Im not sure why Im pickin up these more than anyone else. Due to the lack of similar shaped glasses mine is taller and maybe concentrates those aromas so that I cant stand this one. Very sugarry sweet peachy yeasty so much alcohol, this is hard to drink. Why did we start off with this one? Fizzy and astringent finish. Cant finish my sample. 7 out of 9 over all but dead last for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 750ml, part of our blind "Better Know a Style: Abt/Quadrupel" tasting, big thanks to jimbowood for getting this to me in time for the quad tasting. pours a good fizzy head with nice lacing, a hazy amber/orange. nose is caramel, cookie, very yeasty, raisin, plum, and very peachy. this is a very sweet beer with notes of peach and plum. finishes long, dry, watery, and lots of alcohol. finished 7th, out of 9 quads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (1031) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle - January 2007. Beatifull clear deep full amber-organe color with a frothy, creamy slight beige head and vivid carbonatation. The head stays there, half an inch thick all my chalice. Aroma is strongly peaches, some yeasty phenols, some burnt sugar, caramel and fruits. Splendid. Taste is very rich and comlex, confirms what insinuated in the nose. Full fruit flavor, some apricots, a bit of plums. Alcohol amazing and deceively conceibed. Mouthfeel is really creamy, full but no so mucho for a beer this size. Great drinkability for a 10% abv brew. Really nice and arguably the CEO at La Trappe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
750 ml bottle. Oak and light fruit notes predominate w/ a mild alcohol finish that lingers on the tongue. Very drinable. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2007
750ml bottle, dated 2000/2001 - Pours murky amber with a thin head and some lacing. The yeast and malt aroma includes some dark fruit notes. The flavor is very sweet with the 10% abv almost completely buried. Given some other reviewers saying theirs was hot, Id guess age had something to do with it. There are also some good spice and dark fruit notes. Its full bodied and quite easy to drink, though almost too sweet and it doesnt seem to be as complex as some of the trappist ales.

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