La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.85/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - A big fat four finger head looks creamy and khaki with slight reddish cast. The head recedes a bit, but stays pretty thick, and leaves big solid sheets of creamy lace on the glass. The cloudy brew is russet brown with some purple in there too. The head stays at a fat finger for quite a while....nice retention!
S - I could smell this from the second I popped the top....it's quite pungent. I smell creamy sugary candy, Laffy-Taffy, chewy caramel filling-yankers, and Bit-O-Honey. Lots of fruit too: banana (banana Laffy-Taffy), dates, plums, prunes, and apricot baby food. Also vanilla and tawny port are very discernible. This is one complex MoFo!
T - Sweet caramel gooey candy is my first impression. Loads of dark fruit follow the candy sweetness, and eventually the sugars fade into a firm alcohol port flavor. I taste plums and dried apricots mainly, with big purple grapes and some very subdued hay-like hop flavors. This sweet fruity brew is best saved for desert.
M - Full bodied, sugar-coated, with a low level of carbonation and a balancing hop bitterness that helps to kill the sugar. Oily and rich. Very warming with a big boozy finish.
D - This brew screams quite evening by the fire with some chocolate. This is pretty damn complex and very comforting but definitely not a session beer. Enjoy this over the course of an hour after dinner in place of port or scotch. I'm really impressed with this one.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2007 04:49:48 | More by pmcadamis
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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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