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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

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1,710 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,710
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 78
Gots: 173 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-07-2002)
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Reviews by Roman5150:
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4.59/5  rDev +10.3%

750ml bottle into tulip

Appearance: cloudy amber mahogony with bubbly 1 finger white head

Smell:dark fruits, cherries, plum, figs, bready notes, coriander

Taste: sweet like a chimay but with more pronounced dark fruits and plum notes. Lots of bready malt on the back end, alcohol is probably the most hidden for any qua i've had. Almost feels more like a trippel... So well balanced and smooth you get a very apple like aftertaste, amazing flavors in this beer.

Mouthfeel: really, really high in carbonation. One of the most carbonated beers ive had, easily masks any alcohol and fits well with this style. Has the feel of a soda pop, but much more full bodied.

Overall: Another great trappist beer, this feels more like a trippel than a quad, but maybe thats just due to how well balanced and drinkable this is for such a high abv beer. Very sweet with lots of dark fruit and breadiness.

05-17-2013 02:17:52 | More by Roman5150
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours a medium brown with some orange tints with a real nice big creamy head,aroma has a light sour cherry tinge and 10x sugar notes with some real light smokey/yeasty smell.I get a light green apple flavor wich I didnt expect,definently on the malty side but not overly sweet because there is some light hop bitterness.The best Holland beer I have had and only the third of the style I have had,very impresive.

12-25-2003 19:30:35 | More by oberon
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Appearance: a nice looking amber pour with a small but inviting head.

Smell: the nose is big and malty with caramel sweetness and and a pich of spice, ie. glove & nutmeg.

Taste: Nice hoppiness that the blends well with the big malt body. Starts sweet with brown sugar and caramel and the sweetness mellows out but lingers nicely. A nice mulling spice kick on the finish.

Mouthfeel: lively and medium bodies. the mouthfeel stays fresh and ends on a semi-dry note.

Drinkability: a very good beer. my favorite from this brewery.

01-03-2004 22:15:54 | More by Popsinc
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-26-2014 02:12:51 | More by davemarc87
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

Appearance – Deep, cloudy orange color with the traditional monster Belgium head that laced well on the glass.

Smell – It took awhile for the traditional smells to come out, and even then they were muted. The malt was present along with strong alcohol (10 ABV), some fruits that were hard to pinpoint (banana and peach maybe), and some dark spices like cinnamon or even allspice.

Taste – The sugary sweetness took over right away. The sticky nature of this brew causes a lot of lip-licking. Enormous brown sugar, peach, apple, some banana, and big cherry add to the malt character. Definite cinnamon here as well. The apple flavor reminded me of the Italian liqueur Tuaca.

Mouthfeel – Little carbonation on the tongue. The sweet flavors though completely masked the high alcohol content, so it went down smooth.

Drinkability – Much too drinkable for a 10 ABV. The intense sweetness makes this one good for after dinner.

Comments – There is a maturity to the ingredients here that really impressed me. I think it was off slightly for the style, but a terrific brew nevertheless.

08-15-2003 01:56:46 | More by RoyalT
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2012 22:03:06 | More by beerhunter13
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-26-2014 11:02:50 | More by DanGeo
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-02-2012 22:47:20 | More by Zakk
Photo of brownbeer


4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

11.2 oz bottle poured into an Augustin chalice.

Brilliant orangey-red with a thin layer of head on top and a rush of heavy traffic bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Soft banana bread, plum, grape, Belgiany yeast, and toffee in the nose. Quite delicate.

Velvety soft entry with booze soaked dark fruit notes, bread, and cherry. There is some power behind the subtlety.

Really nice. But falls just short of a Rochefort 10 or Chimay Blue. For me, not quite as refined.

04-27-2010 00:25:53 | More by brownbeer
Photo of hopsleeroy

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

Poured from 750 ml cork and caged.

A-Hazy amber/lightish brown with fluffy 2 inch head in oversized wine glass. Looks really good. Great lacing while drinking.
S-Yeast and sweetness come through. Not alot of scent.
A-Alcohol, yeast, and a nice mild toffee sweetness. As it warms there are fruit flavors like figs-almost like fig newtons with a the yesty breadiness of the malt. The earthy yeast and alcohol are the main flavors through and combine for a medicianal aspects that is not a great flavor. All the flavors blend better as it warms and this fades a little bit.
M-Mildly creamy as it's not as carbonated as I would have thought but finishes drier than expected.
D-Interesting bottle that changes as it warms. Enjoyed sipping this one as the complexity and smoothness are more aparent as it warms but didn't think it was spectacular. Would drink again but wouldn't seek it out.

03-28-2008 16:16:27 | More by hopsleeroy
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-16-2013 14:02:01 | More by tbryan5
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-16-2014 13:20:30 | More by woodchipper
Photo of steelerguy

New York

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%

A - Pours a hazy amber with a big off white head with lots of carbonation.

S - Sweet caramel with a hint of spiciness and ripe fruit. There is also a yeast bread quality, almost reminds me of a cinnamon roll.

T - Lots of malt, tons, there is a good bit of sweetness left. Caramel, Belgian yeast, ripe fruits, lot of esters in there with a touch of spice at the end. For being 10% is masks the alcohol very well.

M - Starts smooth and almost creamy, but quickly you feel a tingle from the carbonation and alcohol. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and leaves you ready for the next sip.

O - Excellent Belgian quad, I want more!

02-29-2012 01:35:35 | More by steelerguy
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-04-2013 00:37:47 | More by RoninBirdman
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-16-2014 21:59:54 | More by Joebraggot
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-09-2013 09:44:28 | More by Satyr179
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

On tap at Ebenezer's Pub, served in a goblet. Dark brown in color, with a medium head. It had a dark fruit aroma, with some degree of maltiness. Dark fruit taste, as well as some sweet malt, almost like cotton candy, and yeast. Very smooth, alcohol not noticeable, which could be a problem if you drank a lot of them.

04-29-2007 15:08:43 | More by lordofthewiens
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-25-2014 02:52:05 | More by DaftPatrick
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-19-2014 00:56:37 | More by Jpinoniemi
Photo of generallee

New York

3.33/5  rDev -20%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The body has a dark crimson amber color with bright ruby highlights and good clarity. It forms a small light tan head on top that fades out fast leaving little to no lacing.

Smell: Its nose has some fruity, raisin like estery notes with some honey like sweetness and dark sugary notes.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor starts out somewhat thin on a medium body with a sweet candy and honey like malty base. It has some simple mild fruity notes with raisin as the stand out. The presence of alcohol is very mild and adds some brandy like complexity to the finish. Hop flavor and bitterness are not noticeable. The texture is slick and thinner than I would expect for a Quad. The carbonation is light and somewhat fizzy.

Notes: I was really under-whelmed by this beer. It tasted fine but it lacked the complexity and body of other Quadruples I have tried.

07-16-2009 16:31:09 | More by generallee
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-07-2012 02:39:46 | More by TimoP
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.03/5  rDev -27.2%

Small, fluffy, off-white head that's short-lived. Light brown body that's slightly cloudy.

Alcoholic nose, but not too strong for a quad. Perhaps a hint of malty undertones. Overall yeasty, sweet aroma.

Taste is overwhelmingly pungent, phenolic, and, most of all, alcoholic. It's all I can taste. But as the beer warms, the taste becomes more manageable. More full and less overpowering.

But overall, this is porbably my least favorite trappist.

05-07-2006 18:24:09 | More by moderndrunkard
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2012 22:48:33 | More by VernonKell
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Rhode Island

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%

Pours a reddish/amber color with an emormous, frothy/creamy head that sticks around for the long haul. Very active tiny bubble carbonation. Lacing galore, with huge thick rings with every sip.

Smells of bananas, cherries, yeast, dark fruits, and tons of other intricacies. Very complex. Strong alcohol aromas as well. Obviously this is a fresh bottle.

Taste smacks you right away with huge, round fruitiness typical of the style. Dark fruits, bananas, breadiness, fruitcake, figs, toffee, cloves, huge alcohol presence here as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, velvety and high on carbonation fizziness.

Drinkability is decent considering how huge this beer is. The flavor is there and is good enough to make you wanting to go back. Not too heavy to weigh you down but it is 10.0% abv, so you're not going to drink too many of these before you pass out.

This one, in my opinion, is right up there with Rochefort and St. Bernardus. Probably ranked Rochefort, Koningshoeven, St. Bernardus respectively, in my opinion. Like them both, this beer can be pretty harsh when it is fresh. I've had this beer when it is aged for a couple years and my jaw hit the floor it was so astounding.

11-02-2006 18:59:19 | More by Doomcifer
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-12-2013 00:41:15 | More by JakerLou
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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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