La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by peensteen:
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a deep brown colour with ruby hints coming through in the light with a thick head that settled to a 1/4" that sat on top of the glass. Fantastic lace left on the glass. Smells of yeast, dark fruit with a noticeable sweetness in the nose. Sweet yeast comes first on the palate followed by dark fruit and a taste similar to licorice. Almost no alcohol to be tasted here, and as it warmed it got so complex and delicious. The mouthfeel is initially syrupy but still smooth. This drinks like a dream, you would never guess this is 10% ABV, could be dangerous but I like it. Fantastic brew that I waited far to long to try, good thing I have three 750ml bottles tucked away.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2010 03:31:25 | More by peensteen
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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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