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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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 93
Gots: 236 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-07-2002)
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of RodneyFarva
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

300ml bottle poured into a chalice

a: pours a cloudy pale brown, with a two finger head that dissipates to a half finger and stays.

s: aroma of banana and yeast esters, as well as some darker fruits. a nice spiciness as well.

t: a sweet malty flavor, banana and yeast flavors, spiciness, alcohol content hidden quite well.

o: very complex and enjoyable, glad i was able to try it.

Photo of Intrinsic
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe Quad has one of the smoothest pours I’ve ever seen, leaving a very creamy head that lingers quite a while and leaves beautiful lacing. It’s burnt orange in colour and carbonation just streams up the glass like crazy. Very, very nice looking. The smell has a lot of subtleties in it, which I’ve never been very good at describing. I smell some cherry and Belgian yeast mostly, with light spices. The taste is quite simply amazing. It’s perfectly balanced with a sweet malt character up front and bitter hops in the finish. In between its a great ride of spice and fruit. Mouthfeel, a 5. I don’t normally do that but it actually is perfect. So incredibly creamy with a nice dry finish. I adore this beer, and I look forward to trying the other beers in the La Trappe Family.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes...
A - swampy brown, thumb of head retained well consistent lacing
S - pear, plumb and butterscotch with booziness
T - Big kick of dark fruits, butterscotch and boozy sweetness, fruity finish
M - Creamy with a big carbonation kick, smooth finishing with alcohol dry and warmth
O - a tasty big brew, even though the whole idea of a 'quad' always seems a little contrived to me, I never look a beer horse in the mouth

Photo of steelerguy
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy amber with a big off white head with lots of carbonation.

S - Sweet caramel with a hint of spiciness and ripe fruit. There is also a yeast bread quality, almost reminds me of a cinnamon roll.

T - Lots of malt, tons, there is a good bit of sweetness left. Caramel, Belgian yeast, ripe fruits, lot of esters in there with a touch of spice at the end. For being 10% is masks the alcohol very well.

M - Starts smooth and almost creamy, but quickly you feel a tingle from the carbonation and alcohol. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and leaves you ready for the next sip.

O - Excellent Belgian quad, I want more!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 6string
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of UDbeernut
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Halftime. Going to compare this again in a year to compare how it ages.

Pours a amber capped by a nice foamy head with amazing retention. Lots of visible carbonation. Nose is ripe banana, burnt sugar, and booze. Taste is similar with the addition of dark fruit, perhaps plum is most evident. Medium bodied, buy very creamy mouth. YUM!

Photo of rodney45
4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found in bowery wholefoods NYC for $4.99. 330 ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Light and clear sinopia with a tan or ivory head that like most trappist's with high abv, start big and creamy, but dissipate until a small froth is left that laces the glass for the duration of the beer.

S: Plum, cherry, fig, cinnamon, old wood, fresh cut grass and peach. Chocolate and banana.

T: First notes of cherry, banana bread, cinnamon, cloves, honey, munich malt and walnut. Secondary profile of corriander, citrus, pear and merlot grape. Slight notes of raisins and caramel. Light noble hop blended with a fantastic belgian yeast profile. Non dry cocoa finish.

M: Creamy, heavy body with low carbonation. Amazing mouthfeel for such a high abv beer. Low alcohol warmth.

O: If I had to drink a single beer for the rest of my days, this would probably be it. It stands along side such greats as westy, rochefort 10, and st bernardus 12. Fastastic complexity, and amazing, amazing mouthfeel. This must have required a great deal of diving intervention. I would recommend above all others. Amazing.

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Douberd
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 300 ml bottle.
Colour is dark orange - light brown against the light with some rows of bubbles rising to the surface. One finger, brownish head that goes away fast but some of it remains on the surface of the beer to protect it.
Very nice, strong smell of sweet fruits.
Taste is also sweet and fruity, with the high alcohol barely noticeable.
Quite thick in body and quite carbonated too.
Overall a magnificent beer!

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of supermeniscus
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of brewbaker
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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?

Photo of DanInTheCan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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