La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by basica:
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:
3.3/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
13oz draft pour at bier markt mississauga
a: deep orange/amber hue with half a finger of head
s: huge banana and vanilla up front, great stuff. hints of maraschino cherries. alcohol is present
t: a melange of bananas, maraschino cherries, and vanilla to begin with. it's sweet all around but not offensively so. nice! but what i dislike here is the alcohol presence -- it's rather strong and makes the entire tasting feel medicinal. light spice on the back-end. dry finish
m: medium body, medium carbonation
o: this beer has a lovely aroma but the flavours are all ruined by the alcohol strength
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 01:05:05 | More by kevinlater
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
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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