La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
11.2oz bottle poured into a La Trappe chalice.
I found this in a gift set during my first trip to Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman, Ohio. Pack included 2 each of the Isid'or Tripel and 2 of the Quads, along with the La Trappe Chalice all for $18. Not bad at all!
A - Pours a steady, burnt orange with pumpkin-colored highlights. For a quad, it's a bit lighter than I'm used to. Murky and mysterious, this beer builds about a one-fingered head that dissipates quickly. This short-lasting head can be attributed to the wide mouth of the chalice, as it has lots of room for the beer to cover. Minimal lacing.
S - Smell is light, yet complex. Lots of Belgian yeast, dark, candied fruits, raisins, and figs make up the bulk of the nose. Sweet and malty, yet I get wisps of the heavy alcohol hidden beneath. Relatively light and airy.
T - Taste is even more light-bodied than the nose! Not overly sweet, and each fruit comes in turn without rushing to overwhelm the senses. Hard to distinguish individual flavors, but the end result blends the sugar, yeast, fruit, and alcohol magnificently. Unlike other Quads I've had, the alcohol isn't hot and loud at the end and is barely noticeable at 10%.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with ample carbonation. Relatively dry and crisp, and finish is short enough to keep each sip fresh and flavorful.
D - Drinkability is high. This beer is one of the lightest Quads I've had before. The sweetness and alcohol do not overwhelm, the finish is dry, and each sip goes down just as smoothly as the one before.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2010 22:09:26 | More by nhindian
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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
4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
11.2oz : chalice
Pours a hazy, amber brown with a creamy, thick off white head with great lacing and retention.
In both the aroma and taste there are dark fruits as well as fruity pear, apple esters, complimented by light clove, spicy phenols. Caramel, brown sugar malty base.
Medium body, foamy carbonation.
A very well done Quad. The ABV is very well hidden.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 07:50:28 | More by vkv822
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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