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RATINGS: 2603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2004
This beer makes me want to sing Lets Get It On to it. Because drinking you can never be wrong, with a beer so true... I dont see anything wrong with this beer. Its taste is smooth and full of a spicy cloves, bread and cinnamon and maybe some bananas too. Its got a 10% ABV but it doesnt taste like it. Its just a very pleasant and warm (I had it around room remperature to bring out the tastes and complexities). Well, until I find something wrong with this beer Ill leave it with a perfect rating I think.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
arhythmt (69) - Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2004
I feel this is the best beer in the world, or at least it becomes the best beer once its been aged for about 4-5 years. The last few aged bottles Ive had were stunningly good; now that its rebranded as de Koenigshoeven, it should be easy to find again in the US. The taste is the same between the two labels, incidentally. I always find the bubble gum ester to be a good way to tell whether the beer has aged long enough. While that particular flavor is good, it vanishes with age and allows the natural richness of this beer to shine through instead.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
As good of a beer as one is ever going to find. Deep, multi-layered fruit and caramel flavors, very mild hoppiness, light carbonation, translucent amber color. I love this beer.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Wow, I really like the smell and taste of this beer. It has heavy overtones of fruits in both. As previously stated, there is really no head to speak of, but thats not really a quality I care about when dealing with a trappist beer. I enjoy and recommend this beer.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RigorMortis (24) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Currently my favorite beer. It’s all about the richness of taste and aroma with the perfectly balanced notes of fruit. Almost too delicious and drinkable given the strength.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 caramel flavor with hint of citrus. slightly orange with a heavy frothy head. lightly bitter, wonderful taste. Overall Impression: Great Beer! My best rating so far...After spending three years in Europe and sampling everything in sight; I’m very impressed. Look out Germany, Holland is knocking at your Bier Door...

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gelaarsdekater (3) - USA - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
The one and only original Quadrupel!! This Trappist Quadrupel is the basic beer in this style. Its smooth, fruity. Some caramel, coffee and roasty aroma. In the end it has a long lasting taste of roasted bread and a kind of caramel sweetness.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
This is by far the best trappist ale Ive had to date hands down. I cant give any negative points about the brew. Straight up tens and fives in my book!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CowboyKatana (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
What a quad should be. A crisp Trappist Quad. The color is a light amber. Delicious bit of yeast flavor. You have a trace flavor of the alcohol. Let this beer warm to about 45 to 50 degrees to let the aroma out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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corkyrory66 (1719) - BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
Bouteille trs jolie comme toute la srie de La Trappe puisquelle est uniformise. Nous sommes aujourdhui face au grand chef sioux: la quadruple. 10 % abv au compteur, attention il va faire chaud sous le tepee!! Liquide trs joli, sur une couleur ambre profond roux. Clart limpide, milliers de bulles fines partout dans le calice. Mousse beige claire de trs bonne texture, crmeuse. Armes sur la levure, les crales, une pointe dorange, puis de la prune, figue, poire cuite, et une petite pointe dpices des Indes (noublions pas que la bire vient de Hollande, mais trs prs de la frontire belge, ct de Tilburg). 1re bouche la texture suave, aux saveurs trs construites, partant dune terre de moisson, pour aller vers le bl mr, avec une pointe de coriandre. Arrire-bouche un peu pice. 2me bouche avec une pointe de girofle sur du bois et des fruits mrs. Saveurs pleines, larges. 3me bouche crmeuse, complexe au got, forte mais avec une rondeur de crales. Arrire-bouche un rien poivre. Longueur avec du malt whisky, de la muscade et coriandre, un rien de girofle. Levure douce, splendide, lisse, tendre. Alcool magnifiquement dos, lent et calme, mais chaud sur la longueur. Finale o la bire se dveloppe pour souvrir comme une fleur, et livrer tout ce quelle contient dans sa fabrication. Cette finale est le propre de toute grande bire. Les quadruples sont dans lobligation, par leur cahier de charge, de rpondre pleinement ce critre. Sans quoi, il ne faut mme pas parler de quadruple, mais de brunes, mme si le degr dalcool est lev. Pour cette Trappe quadruple, tous les critres sont respects, et mme au mieux quun pauvre humain puisse le faire, fut-il trappiste!!! Ite missa est.


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