La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.85/5 rDev +16.6%
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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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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