1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,641 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,641
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 73
Gots: 136 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-07-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,641 | Reviews: 843 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by basica:
Photo of basica
basica

Singapore

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer came as a free gift from a beer purchase from Wim from Netherlands; I told him that I
would like to give the La Trappe trappist beers a try perhaps starting from the quad and he
included a free 30cl bottle of La Trappe Quadrupel in the shipment. Thanks Wim! I am quite
excited to try this Quad as it is a Belgian style trappist Quad from the only Trappist breweries
out of Belgium, the Koningshoeven monastic brewers. For this tasting session, I used the typical
La Trappe wide-bowled glass for this tasting and on the behind label of the bottle the freshness
date of Dec 2008 is indicated. The La Trappe Quad pours into my La Trappe glass a lighter than
expected color; kind of murky brownish with a pretty big head and medium head retention. Quite
a looker indeed. The smell was large fruits consisting of plums and grapes, pretty good aroma;
sweetness could also be detected from the smell and there's probably a little floral hops as
well. When I proceeded to taste this beer, the first thing that hits me is the strength and the
sweetness and immediately after, a nice strong aromatic fruity taste of plums, grapes, raisins
followed. Not a really complex taste but there seems to be more than one kind of sweetness in
the taste. Admittedly it was a little too sweet but not sticky enough to balance things out but
I am much more ok with this as compared to the Kasteel brune which is totally overwhelming with
sweetness. The finish was yeasty and left off with a little hop bitterness leaving plum frutiness
on the nose. The yeasty finish was not really preferred but it was acceptable. The mouth feel of
this quad is probably between medium to full body but seemingly thicker due to the sweetness as
well as the rather high level of carbonation. This beer was gorgeously smooth for a 10 ABV though
I still feel that the carbonation is a little high. It leaves lot's of plum fruitness on the nose
and that was really pleasant. The alcoholic strength can be felt but it was never once
overwhelming. The after taste was naturally largely plum fruitiness which gradually transforms
into a nice lingering grape and raisin finishing still keeping the plum fruitiness on the nose
for a pretty extended period. Some light breadiness at the end too. Nice! I will definitely look
forward to trying the other brews by La Trappe. I am rather impressed by the Quad here.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 18:35:26 | More by basica
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bored_Monkey
Bored_Monkey

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-26-2014 06:42:48 | More by Bored_Monkey
Photo of toddmodley
toddmodley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-26-2014 02:13:49 | More by toddmodley
Photo of xhuang61
xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 22:39:14 | More by xhuang61
Photo of jamis
jamis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-25-2014 17:51:14 | More by jamis
Photo of JacobSherman
JacobSherman


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-24-2014 06:29:37 | More by JacobSherman
Photo of JohanPerup
JohanPerup


4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Summer night in Sweden with a 750 ml bottle in the garden. This is love.
Do think the big bottle has much more taste and nose
If you want this and if you are in Scandinavia do make a stop in Denmark were the price is "very low" ~ 5 USD at most supermarkets.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 20:50:02 | More by JohanPerup
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-23-2014 16:12:05 | More by thufflife
Photo of zenithberwyn
zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-23-2014 06:44:02 | More by zenithberwyn
Photo of uravms
uravms

Taiwan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2014 11:29:45 | More by uravms
Photo of NCStateAE
NCStateAE

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-19-2014 23:25:06 | More by NCStateAE
Photo of GJ40
GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-19-2014 22:54:33 | More by GJ40
Photo of MojoIRL
MojoIRL


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 21:24:29 | More by MojoIRL
Photo of Michael_Kent3
Michael_Kent3


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 20:54:53 | More by Michael_Kent3
Photo of JBaker515
JBaker515


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 20:32:37 | More by JBaker515
Photo of arthurspoor
arthurspoor

Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 19:27:33 | More by arthurspoor
Photo of KrittyKratz
KrittyKratz

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-19-2014 14:33:21 | More by KrittyKratz
Photo of Jpinoniemi
Jpinoniemi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2014 18:00:39 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of toppoop
toppoop

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-17-2014 01:44:25 | More by toppoop
Photo of Drogon
Drogon

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-16-2014 19:25:58 | More by Drogon
Photo of Cdogg99
Cdogg99

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-15-2014 13:32:47 | More by Cdogg99
Photo of Stillyman11
Stillyman11

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-15-2014 04:38:57 | More by Stillyman11
Photo of GRap
GRap

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-15-2014 02:38:03 | More by GRap
Photo of josvemden
josvemden

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-14-2014 20:46:51 | More by josvemden
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,641 ratings.