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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,825 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,825
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 87
Gots: 213 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-07-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

brewbaker, Feb 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RedAleMan, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of thehyperduck
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes; split a bottle earlier today. 750 mL bottle from the LCBO, caged and corked.

Pours a muddy, murky brown colour with two fingers of silky, off-white head on top. It lasts a few minutes before fizzling away, but is easy to kick back up with a swirl. Decent lacing. Yeasty aroma with the accompanying fruity esters; some banana but definitely leaning toward the wonderfully ambiguous 'dark fruit' side of the, uh, fruit spectrum. Raisins, figs and maybe plums come to mind, with some light spiciness as well. Kind of a bubblegum or vanilla feel. The aroma gets nicer as it approaches room temperature, although the alcohol also fumes up a bit.

Flavour falls on the sweet side with lots of big, bready malt flavour. Brown sugar with more of the dark fruit character from the nose; cherries, raisins, plums alongside mild clove spice and vanilla extract. Aftertaste is spicy and a bit sticky with yeast, banana, and slight warmth from the alcohol. Medium-bodied, with sharp carbonation that quickly softens as the drink warms and the alcohol becomes stronger.

I've had a few bottles of La Trappe's Quad this season and while I may not be as enamored with it as I originally was, I still think it's a very solid brew - which is fortunate for me because it's one of the only quads I can find around here. I've had enough for this year, but if the LCBO brings it in again I imagine I'll be back for more next winter.

Final Grade: 4.13, a very respectable A-. Having had only this one quad I'm definitely not an expert in the style, but I knows what I likes. This is an enjoyable sipper that I would happily recommend to another newbie.

thehyperduck, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MtnDewd, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

kinolust, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Strix
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale cloudy brown, nice head, lovely trails of lace down the side.

Clove, nutmeg, plum, melon, wood, vanilla, spices.

Caramel, toffee, plum, vanilla, wood, grape, clove, (among plenty of other notes) slight alcohol bite, dry finish.

Velvety and bubbly.

Deliciously complex and underrated on here. What's not to like?

Strix, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of DanInTheCan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DanInTheCan, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

kurgan3, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bkaj21, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a chalice/goblet glass.

Real nice head off the pour, kind of yellow and tan colored, slightly creamy. Body color moves to a deep orange, almost red body, slightly see through. Puck settles to a nice creamy top.

Nose is a nice light cherry fruit, and classic Belgian dark candy sense. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel is sharp carbonation, hot spice clove, and a dry finish. Faint sweetness takes away from a hot and sharp carbonation on the palate. Mild cherry tasting on the finish, but also some noticeable alcohol heat.

Overall, not too bad. Faint fruit though on the finish and not exactly moving a nice malt sense. Carbonation, seems to take away from some of the nice qualities, it's a little too fizzy and there's a hint of alcohol heat a bit. Pretty solid regardless, but not a favorite.

smakawhat, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

VierBier, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A:
The appearance showcase is dark brown amber tinge with a garnet hue, thick off-white velvety head stands firm with the strength to endure elapsing quite a long length of time and yields elegant ring of lace yet another several spots.

S:
Nose is dark fruits (plums, prunes, currants), yeast, fresh and cool note like floral and mint, honey, brown sugar, caramel and bread malt, all those fruitiness and sweetness are also mingled and wrapped with phenolic spice.

T:
Like in a nose, fruitiness and sweetness still overwhelm with additional sweetness from alcohol, some spiciness makes a complexity, hop bitterness cuts at the end with a mild touch.

M:
The body is rich, a bit sticky through palate, low carbonation, proper mouth feel.

O:
Great big beer, it’s prominently sweet but still good drinkable.

Everydayoff, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

slimspady, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of nickthetick
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear mahogany with some sediment floating around in my Brewers Art goblet with a finger of khaki head that thins out slowly and leaves very little lacing.

S: leathery, dates, raisins, figs, vanilla, wood like, light cherry, a bit of nutmeg and loads of Belgium dark sugar.

T: leathery, musty fruits are right up front; they attack the nose and the tongue right away. That nutmeg enters to make an interesting note mixed with the fruits. Light cherry notes and vanilla with some oak notes. Very complex.

MF: medium body and a tad chewy. A little dry on the end.

O: great beer, great Quad, very complex and I love that its just a tad dry and the flavorful taste and nose.

nickthetick, Feb 01, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: A reasonable amount of sediment settles into an opaque, burnt sienna colored liquid with a pillowy creme colored head.

S: Spicy cardamom and cumin hit the nose up front with banana esters, apricot, light melon and hints of clove lingering on the back.

T/M: The texture is inviting and thick on the tongue. Carbonation is lower than average but might feel higher if the beer was less viscous. More banana, peach, white grape and clove bring up the finish with a lingering alcohol burn.

A great sweet Belgian that actually feels higher than 10%.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 29, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A: hazy rust color. A white one finger head that dissipates. Lots of tiny bubbles hang around. When I swish it around, a layer of foam returns.

S: You can smell the dark fruit 2 feet away. Raisins, plums, figs, biscuity.

T: Smooth, malty as hell; caramel heaven. Sweet, dark fruit finish. Bourbon taste slides in to top it off. Wow, this is nice.

M: thick and chewy. Carbonation is off the ricter.

O: Outstanding. Worth the price. I could smell this one all day and slowly sip the yummy Belgian goodness. This is a perfect quad.

brewskifan55, Jan 28, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

the exemplary belgian quad in my book. pours a nice hazy medium amber color with a vibrant off white head. nose of smokey wood, belgian yeast, and candy sugar. flavor is great, so smooth. ive got some slight fruits and some gentle sweetness. wicked complex. if i was less stoned id have better adjectives, but this one is hitting all the notes. mouthfeel is as good as it gets, very bright carbonation and a medium body turning into buttery silk. love the mouthfeel on this one. overall an excellent beer, even though it might score lower by these qualifications, i like it better than the oaked quad. just a perfect illustration of what a beer can be. lovely

StonedTrippin, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

oesarth, Jan 27, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes... Always pleased to see some solid offerings at the local LCBO, but certainly a rarity as of late.

A - Pours a murky swamp water colour, finger of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet buttersctoch, toffee, cotton candy, raisins, orange rind and plums.

T - Orange rind, pineapple, butterscotch, toffee, malter milk, unique sweetness, mellow ABV (especially given the strength), reminiscent of a barley wine and less spicey than a traditional Belgian.

M - Medium bodied, lighter bodied ale with plenty of carbonation, fitting for the style.

O - This one has loads of hidden flavours and is extremely dangerous coming in at 10% ABV. You will not be disappointed and I'm hoping I can secure another bottle to age.

andrenaline, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jwat, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Harkrank, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

brez8791, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,825 ratings.