La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by roblowther:
4.83/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a murky, reddish brown over a dense, rocky head that hangs about for quite a while, leaving dense lacing. Smells of plums, raisins, spice (cinnamon & cloves?) with a citrus note at the end. The taste is fantastic! Deeper and sweeter than the aroma, the fruit bursts through and then notes of chocolate and a dusty, tart finish. The aftertaste brings the sweetness back, like bing cherries and the warmth of alcohol and a hint of brandy. The mouthfeel is full and oily, with a chewy finish. The tartness at the end of the flavor seems a bit at odd with the smoothness of the mouthfeel, but I'm nitpicking at this point. The drinkability is dangerously good. If the alcohol finish doesn't throw you off, you could easily sip these all evening. A wonderful, wonderful beer. Worthy of the "Trappist" designation it still seems to claim despite its commercial production.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2006 02:10:46 | More by roblowther
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4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
05/15/14 On tap. A fine, fine beer. Caution, as this 10% ABV bomb is deceptive. It's as slick & smooth as your grandma said it would be. I find this to be a faultless beer...unless you plan on having more than a few (2 or 3). The seduction lies in the ultra inviting balance bitter & sweet (which should be a good lesson in life). With temperance this could prove to be an ally. I, for one, have learned to live with it, gladly.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 02:25:49 | More by seedyone
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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