La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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3.93/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at The Alex P. Keaton in London, ON.
Appearance: ruby red body, brownish hues, thin and bubbly head fades away swiftly.
Smell: floral, clove-like aroma, yeast, lots of alcohol, some fruitiness.
Taste: maple syrup, dark fruit, and a warming, boozy finish. Very clean and malty.
Mouthfeel: crisp upfront with lots of bite from the carbonation and liquor. A smooth and sweet aftertaste accompanies the finish.
Drinkability: for such a strong beer, La Trappe is remarkably drinkable. Needless to say, two pints knocked me off the face of the earth! I also noticed that, when you want to purchase this at the liquor store, it comes in a 750ml bottle. At 10% ABV, that's the same as drinking a bottle of wine. So in future I'll probably limit myself to one serving (330ml) for an evening.
Serving type: on-tap
12-10-2008 18:51:13 | More by cratez
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4.53/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 5/8/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, light caramel, molasses, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, light caramel, molasses, herbal, floral, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, molasses, herbal, light caramel, clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate malt sweetness; with an awesome malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is insane. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming after the finish. Overall this is a world class quadrupel. All around incredible complexity and balance of bright fruity/spicy yeast esters and balanced malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to sip on for the ABV. An insanely delicious offering.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 19:16:10 | More by superspak
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.