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

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rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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StephenRich

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It used to come to the LCBO each year for the Christmas release, and I always would buy at least ten bottles. The Koningshoeven Quadrupel, which is now known as La Trappe Quadrupel is without a question among the best beers I have ever had, and close to the best, if not the best Quadrupel that I am aware of.

It is bursting with rich malty complexity, huge distinct fruit flavors, layers of spice, chocolate, herbs and hops, and has a most satisfying and amazing mouthfeel. Unfortunately I have not seen it in Ontario since the winter of 2007, but they are still available scattered through the United States mostly bearing the La Trappe brand.

Trappist are always exciting to me, they are rich in history, brewed with only the finest ingredients, and are really the purest form of craft beer. The monks who brew the beer have no consideration for marketing, competitor research, market demand or profits. They are brewing beers to sustain themselves nutritionally during the lent season, and to provide a source of income for the Abbey's charitable causes. Their only focus then is on brewing rich and full flavored beers which are magnificently delicious and supremely nutritious.

Since 1884 monks at the Koningshoeven Abbey have been brewing Trappist beers for self sustainment and to generate revenue for the Monastery's operation. "When they live by the labor of their hands, then they are really monks." This is the sentiment by Benedict, the architect of Western monasticism; it places a very strict guideline determining who can consider themselves a true Trappist brewery. In fact, Koningshoeven is one of only seven authentic Trappists that exist today, and the only one outside of Belgium (Koningshoeven is located in Holland).

You can tell an authentic Trappist beer from an Abbey brewed beer by looking for the "Authentic Trappist" logo printed on the bottle, usually somewhere on the back label. There are many Abbey breweries in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, and other counties brewing incredible beer; not being recognized as an authentic Trappist in no way means that their beers are inferior, it only means that they do not meet all of the specific requirement which must strictly be met to be a Trappist brewery.

Koningshoeven does fall into the Authentic Trappist category, and as I have mentioned, they brew one of my most prized beers. Their Quadrupel is 10% abv and is available in 750ml and 341ml bottles. It should be served at cellar temperature around 10 degrees Celsius (50F) and served in a shallow wide chalice similar to their own if possible.

The Quad pours smoothly with subtle carbonation but mounds of dense creamy white head build richly over the beer. An aggressive pour will yield as much as three or four inches of foam, but pour gently and you will achieve a perfectly balanced and dense one inch creamy white head with strong staying power.

The beer is shimmering golden amber and burgundy in the heart, glowing towards the outer edged with red, orange and light yellows. It is deep and wide with dark ruby, but also transparent and perfectly crisp in appearance with constant carbonation roaring from the depths of the beer.

The nose is ripe with dark ripe fruits - prunes, figs, dates, peaches, banana, and plum all show themselves upfront. Warm malt is very obvious on the nose and candy sweetness comes out in the center as well. A berry tart ring fades in with some soft notes of alcohol and almost zero bitterness. It appears exceptionally round and balanced, and very exciting.

Once you get into this beer the most obvious characteristic is its elegance and refined beauty. The mouthfeel is sublime; it glides over your palate filling your mouth evenly with each and every subtle flavor and aromatic sensation. Carbonation is delicate not brash, and helps bring flavors directly to your taste buds.

Round full malts come first to your tongue showing juicy fruits like stewed pears, soft prunes, plums, figs and dates. The malt is very layered showing banana and rum as well. Mild spice flows across your cheeks while clove and cinnamon tickle the roof of your mouth and throat. Raisins float by briefly as a wind of round bitter chocolate and tobacco appear to aid the harmony. Also showing up to the party are strawberries and mashed raspberries.

The finish is sweet, soft and silky with lingering full flavors. The Quad is so full and complex, but its distinct flavors are rounded so perfectly it really create a unique and graceful beer. This beer is a magnificent achievement and should be appreciated; without a question it has provided me with some of the greatest beer drinking experiences that I have ever enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 01:17:02 | More by StephenRich
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jthor018

Virginia

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

Poured into my Chimay glass from an 11.2 oz bottle. Looked like a reddish brown in color. Had the scent of figs, honey, and alcohol. Tasted like you would expect a Quad to taste. You can tell there is alcohol in it. IMO the alcohol is more noticeable in this beer than a Rochefort 10 but like the Rochefort it is so drinkable it isn't even funny. Great beer for socializing. Horrible beer for sucking down like water just to get drunk as quickly as possible. Way too good of a beer to waste like that.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 07:44:32 | More by jthor018
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augustgarage

California

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage. Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Trappist Westvleteren goblet.

Fire brick red body, clear with an isabelline pile of soft peaks that recede to a thin lasting cap. Dense sandy lacing, pocked with viscous tears.

Cocoa, dark fruit (prunes, raisins, plums), avacado honey, with hints of citrus and brown sugar in the nose. Rich malt and sweet alcohol esters float around as well...

Melanoidins, sweet heavy malt, light caramel, toffee, raisin skins, black bread - very impressive array of flavors on the palate. Bready medium-dry finish with vague chocolate liqueur tinge.

Lush, medium-bodied, effervescent, soft mouthfeel. Alcohol is well balanced.

Definitely a top-tier quad - a must try if you enjoy the style...

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 03:29:45 | More by augustgarage
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impending

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip. Pours an unexceptional murky imperial honey, so what. The head is dense and looks like a dairy product. Lacing looks like a fractal.

The aroma of a quad, no surprises.

Taste is superb, again a quad with no surprises. The phenols are pronounced yet controlled and balanced by the distinct alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is slightly thick so if you allow the brew to coat your mouth the aftertaste glowingly fades away slowly, superb.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 21:53:43 | More by impending
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ebin6

California

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice lacing with a dark amber color

S - Wow...one of the best noses I've ever smelled. Very sweet, malty with a floral almost honey smell to it

T - Honey is definitely predominant. Malt profile is out-of-this-world

M - Somewhat disappointed until I swirled a bit. Creeps up on the back end very nicely

D - Extremely drinkable considering the style and ABV. Amazing

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 01:59:36 | More by ebin6
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89Vision

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that is pretty hard to find any real faults with. Poured into a chalice from a 750 ml bottle, it has a rich reddish brown color, almost tea-like, with a nice two finger head, though it doesn't stick around as much as I would like.

The aroma is quite nice. Very fruity and estery, about what you would expect from a quad. Like most quads, it is quite complex and not easily described. There is also a hint of the alcohol in the nose.

The taste is also very nice. It seems a little more subdued than others of the same style, but in a good way. The taste is bready, earthy, and estery, and while you can definitely tell the alcohol is there, it isn't too assertive. It also seems to have more of a hop presence than I'm used to in the style, and is very well balanced.

This beer is very drinkable, and seems to be lighter in body without sacrificing any flavor or substance. I could easily have a few glasses of this. Overall, a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 04:59:12 | More by 89Vision
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evilkalla

Alabama

4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Brown/copper color with over and inch of head. The head has remained for a while and created a dense foam on the top. Lots of carbonation.

S: Smells dark and Belgian with hints of fruit.

T: Very complex, deep malty flavor with brown sugar, raisin, cherries, figs. Noticeable alcohol. Very smooth and well balanced. Excellent.

M: The head that stayed around on the top of this one has really added a savory essence to the mouthfeel (and the taste). It's very good.

D: Awesome. I would drink this quad until I fell off my chair. At 10% ABV, that wouldn't talk long.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 21:58:15 | More by evilkalla
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jmhart

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy medium brown with a hint of red. Forms a big billowy white head that creeps up the glass. Medium brown and slightly cloudy. Head quickly fades to a thin skin of fairly big, off-white bubbles. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Warm alcohol nose, with hints of rye, prunes, and bits of tobacco. Underneath is a bit of tart crisp granny smith apple.

T- Warm alcohol and light bits of prunes and raisins on top of a malt back. Taste comes off a little milder than the aroma. The taste is not as complex as the aroma.

M- Medium bodied with a large alcohol bite and a large amount of carbonation.

D- With this much alcohol, the beer really needs a much larger body. The alcohol overwhelms the flavor. It was good, and I'd drink it if I was in the mood for a quad and it was my only choice...but when does that happen?

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:07:26 | More by jmhart
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cosmicevan

New York

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My bottle looks nothing like the picture, but the bottle says Brouwerij De Koningshoeven BV (from the netherlands, so this must be it). None-the-less...poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A - Poured a deep foggy amber purple-ish brown with a frothy 1 finger head and lively carbonation.

S - Smell jumps from the glass from across the room. Mostly plums and grapes with bubble gum and alcohol in the background.

T - Delicious. All the usual suspects. More sweet than I'm used to. Plums and darker fruits with banana and candied sugar and bubble gum. Pretty complex, but awesomely even and balanced.

M - Unbelievably smooth. Thick and rich and mellow at the same time with a tingly after vibe from the alcohol.

D - I'm a big fan of Quads and this was no disappointment. Very smooth and the alcohol is really well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 00:30:33 | More by cosmicevan
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Brabander

Netherlands

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

Had this one during a trip to the brewery where we got a tour. This quadrupel is not the best i have ever drank but it's ok. The glass was a very small tasting glass so the appearance was not very noticable. For a small glass it was good.

The taste is too smooth for a quadrupel. What is miss is the edgy taste which one gets with a Rochefort or the Westy 12. There is almost no smell, a bit of caramel.

Glad that i drank this one on tap but i was not flabbergasted!

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2010 20:11:22 | More by Brabander
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked/caged bottle served in trappistes rochefort glass.

pours a deep reddish amber with a finger of creamy, off-white head, light lacing. nose is fruity, with bananas leading the way. yeast, spices, and booze are all evident.

taste mostly follows the nose, deliciously complex - noticeably lighter and sweeter than some of the other noteworthy quads (i.e. rochefort 10) and IMO not quite in that upper eschelon, but still a tasty offering from the monks. medium-bodied, style-appropriate carbonation. it's a quad, so for me drinkability is capped at a bottle per sitting.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 01:38:30 | More by perrymarcus
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brystmar

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle into a chalice.

Pours a hazy brown with a finger of off-white head. Sticky lace clings to the glass but gives up quickly. Smells of fruit, sweet malts, and booze invite you to take a sip.

Taste starts with candied fruit and malts, turning roasty and dry by the end. Deliciously complex. Mild alky warmth as it goes down.

Full-bodied with average carbonation. Gets creamier as it warms. Easy to drink for a beer this big and really enjoyable. A great dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 02:38:10 | More by brystmar
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Volo. I love that I can frequently get this here. It poured a dark reddish-brown with thin head. Smell of candied fruit - cherries, plum and raisins. I get the Belgian yeast flavour with bready malts. Very smooth mouthfeel. Not my favourite, but still an excellent quad.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2010 13:51:38 | More by kwjd
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Radome

California

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Medium brown and slightly cloudy. Head quickly fades to a thin skin of fairly big, off-white bubbles. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Very strong aroma of bready malt, raisins, Juicy Fruit gum and alcohol. Very complex and inviting.

T - The taste is not as complex as the aroma. It is ruled by hot alcohol that dominates everything with an almost rum-like in intensity. There are some malt and fruit flavors that try to break in but can't quite balance the beer out.

M - Moderate body with low but creamy carbonation. Some alcohol burn.

D - This is a very complex but overly boozy beer. I enjoy all the elements, but find the way it is put together to be out of balance and a little disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 04:37:35 | More by Radome
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Shakesbeere

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml Koningshoeven bottle -- corked with metal cage. Pours a a hazy dark amber-brown with a creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy with a maple character. The aroma is relatively complex -- other elements are noticeably present but difficult to distinguish -- and culminates in a sort of earthy, fresh smell of the outdoors. Flavor comes in three stages: initially a strong maple character, then a wave of fig and dark fruit that crescendos to a strongly alcoholic, malty finish -- a flavor that is sweetly balanced and symphonically complex. Very strong with a light-to-medium body. A distinctly earthly character that resonates with the sound of silence.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 04:50:08 | More by Shakesbeere
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John_M

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a slightly dark copper amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. This is another beer that is just viscuous looking in appearance. The nose is very reminscent of the dubbel, except there's not as much brown sugar, and this beer has more spice. The rootbeer and cola aroma is much more pronounced, though there's some orange peel and light chocolate in the background as well. On the palate, this beer is quite sweet, but the flavor profile otherwise is just stunning. There is just an incredible melange of rootbeer, caramel, vanilla, maraschino cherry and light chocolate. Absolutely, this is beer dessert for those who don't like dessert. Mouthfeel is rich, soft, full and long.... just delicious. Drinkability is OK, though the obvious high alcohol and sweetness is just a bit much. Still, this is just an excellent Belgian Quad, especially if one can find it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2010 22:27:53 | More by John_M
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip july5 2010

A hazy amber/orange with loads of carbonation feeding a massive off white head that has excellent retention after falling to a thumbs width. the foam leaves plenty of lace in no particular pattern but sticks deep down the glass

S lots of bruised banana and a little booze with some other dark fruits I can't quite place.

T not far off the smell but with the noticeable booze taking away from this beers greatness. please don't get me wrong this is a tasty beer with some candied raisin and and other dried dark fruit mixing well with the banana.

M heavy carbonation creams it up a fair bit in the mouth as soon as you sip it. I don't mind that at all but It's hard to miss the heat from the booze burn

D not exactly what I imagine when I think Quad but a very nice beer at the end of the day

perhaps some time would mellow it out a bit, my only complaint is the booze could be better concealed. All in all a solid beer from a the only Trappist brewery outside of Belgium. Not being as well known as the others this brew tends to fly under the radar(at least my radar) but when all's said and done this is a lovely beer that's well worth trying

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 05:39:30 | More by wordemupg
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mmager

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber with red highlights, extensive puffy cream colored head from a medium vigorous pour. Falls down over several minutes leaving moderate lacing behind.

S: Lovely, rich classic Belgian. Full dark fruit and some bubble gum. Definitely dark fruit, but not really dried fruit like a lot of quads (ie- I get grape, not raisin) Lots of esters. For me, the smell is really the best part of this beer. It's very complex, with a lot of fruity malt.

T: My very first sip seemed a little bit hot and just a touch on the harsh side. Now, a bit of heat isn't exactly surprising for the ABV. It's just something I noticed. But as I continued, I noticed it much less. Within a few minutes that had faded and it seemed much more smooth to me. Hard to say whether that was due to it opening up as it warms or my getting accustomed to it. Sweet, of course, as it has to be to balance the alcohol. But not cloying. A nice tart finish, surprisingly clean for the style.

M: Moderate carbonation, appropriate for the style. Some heat, as I mentioned above. Full, but not thick. Well balanced.

Overall, a really solid beer. I don't know if it had that little something extra that truly knocks my socks off, but there's absolutely nothing I could fault it for. I'd say that it's quite well done, but probably not my absolute favorite quad. But then, this is from the bottle. Maybe on tap it would have more nuance.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 20:02:31 | More by mmager
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Beerenauslese

California

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent dark reddish amber with an ample head that dissipates to a fine layer of foam and leaving good lacing on the glass.

Aromas of chocolate, banana, spices.

Tastes sweet malt, banana, ginger, milk chocolate. Pretty sweet, but ends dry.

Body is medium, with crisp carbonation.

A very drinkable quadrupel ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 06:05:06 | More by Beerenauslese
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Did a tasting called "My Four Quads" - Westvleteren 12, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Rochefort 10 & Koningshoeven Quadrupel.

750mL. Cork 42/08
Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with some khaki tan head and a little spotting.

Nose: SUPER bright! More like a tripel, tangerine and peach and some alcohol burn.

Palate: Banana. Holy Banana, Batman. Banana chips. Super smooth and much lighter bodied than the Westy 12, St B 12, or Rochefort 10. Flavors are more lifted and simpler, really focused on the yeast, a wee bit of clove and dark grade honey. Pale maple syrup. Mouthfeel is boozy and slick with some prickly alcohol on the finish.

My least favorite of the 4.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 03:58:56 | More by SFLpunk
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beertunes

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received this as a birthday present for my 50th last year, thanks Justin. Poured into tulip. Poured a clear ruby red with 1-1/2 inches of light tan head had very good retention and light lacing.

The aroma was mostly dark stone fruit, cherries and plums, with some yeast and spice blended nicely in. The flavors had the same characteristics, just amplified. Think liquid pie. The 10% ABV wasn't noticeable.

The body was excellent, full, round and smooth. Drinkability was also excellent, this bottle went down far too easily, leaving me wanting more.

Overall, an excellent brew that's a great example of the style. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 19:32:29 | More by beertunes
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adkirkish

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear copper colored w/ a thin carbonated white head. Head dissipated quite quickly. Leaves a nice coat of lacing behind

A: Sweet Carmel and toffee malt and fruity esthers (raisins), flowery (rose), no hop presence.

F: Surprisingly subdued for a belgian quad. The flavor is not as pronounced as the aroma, but surprisingly balanced. Sweet malts as in the aroma (raisin, toffee, toffee caramel), no hop flavors perceived, finishes long and dry, slightly bitter.

M: Light Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. No astringency. Would prefer more body in this beer.

O: This belgian quad has a great nose on it. Great to style, but just doesn't pull through in the flavor/body compared to others, although it is great nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 02:19:15 | More by adkirkish
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Scarlet mahogany color, a bit lighter than others I've had of the style. Large, light, foamy, bubbly, light beige head with average retention and a nice thin foamy, sticky lace left.

S - A fruity and slightly tart sweet aroma that reminds me a bit of a dark fruit liqueur or something like a cognac. Dark berry, fig, date, and a bit of a citrus/melon aroma. Alcohol is quite present. Hints of dark malt and some sweetness and a bit of spice. Dominated by the fruit with some tartness and by the alcohol.

T - Rich malty taste consisting of some bread and caramel taste provide the initial taste and a base for the beer. Soon after, some dark fruit comes out with raisin, plum, fig, and apple coming out. Also some cinnamon amongst other spices. Overall a sweet, fruity beer with a fair amount of spice and a touch of alcohol. A bit of earthy bitterness mid sip, but not much.

M - Medium body with slightly above average carbonation. A bit thin, especially for the style, but fairly creamy and smooth.

D - Pretty drinkable beer with a flavor that isn't too big, and is fairly well balanced. It is sweet, but not overly sweet.

Notes: Best before 05/2012. Pretty good Quad, not my favorite of the style, but a solid one. Like the other beers I've had from the brewery, it seemed a bit on the thin side for the style.
This was a bit more of a subdued Quad. Good beer that is worth a try, even if it isn't the best Quad out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 23:23:20 | More by FreshHawk
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piteko

Italy

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dried fruits and almonds cought my attention. While the beer temperature gets higher, banana (like a weizen) comes out too.

I found it quite syrupy, but the perfect carbonation renders it lighter.

I think that this complex and smooth beer can be drinked with both a creamy dessert and a structured, spiced plate. I had it with curry fish and the sweet part of the beer was nicely connected with the apple and the raisins that form the base of the curry sauce.

Served in a tulip glass.

Cheers!
piteko

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 07:16:17 | More by piteko
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rarbring

Sweden

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brown beer orange colored, a small head, no lacing but good curtains.

The smell is ripe with dried fruits, bananas. But also a tad alcoholic, sherry, acetyl (björnklister).

The taste is overpowering in the dried fruit area, figs, dates, but also raw sugar and madeira.

Little carbonation, a very complex feeling.

A lot of sweetness and taste in this one, a dessert in itself.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2010 20:55:18 | More by rarbring
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,612 ratings.