La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with fine carbonation and a rich head which disappears too quickly with surprisingly little lace. The aroma is complex and strongly alcoholic, not like liquor but like a strong wine with some sugary, buttery elements.
Taste is also complex, earthy and leather with a sweet, smooth, honey finish. Some fruity elements and a definite winey character come through. Barely traces of hops and spice. Maple syrup and tobacco?
Even with the high ABV, the alcohol is not overpowering -- to the contrary, it hides in the background and allows the other flavors to compete. It warms the palate with a velvety medium body, edging its way towards a liqueur like an amaretto or a brandy.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2003 02:44:31 | More by assurbanipaul
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3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a tulip. Unsure of the vintage. Pours an amber hue with a rocky, two-inch, off-white head embedded with craters and ringlets. Head eventually dissipates into a algae-like slick with swaths and spots of lacing coating the edges of the glass. Nose expresses notes of bubblegum, a sweet vinous quality and a suggestion of something else; perhaps honey. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of a candied quality and just a trace of hops that is a bit muddled, but slightly evident at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a pleasant, even carbonation that leaves a residual prickle at the back of the throat between quaffs. There's also the slightest oiliness to the texture. Overall, a decent Quad, but a bit too sweet. Not sure how well this will hold up in the cellar - I get the slightest sense of a metallic quality which I don't think will bode well for extended cellaring.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 23:32:02 | More by Jwale73
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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