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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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Ratings: 1,908
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 98
Gots: 256 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of thecheapies
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy shit. This mother is on-tap.

Translucent red-brown with pink and orange highlights. Full pour cancelled out the big head, but the beige layer that's there is holding out with stillness and glossy film. One of the best colored beers I've seen.

Rum candy, raisin, candi sugar, cinnamon, dried apricot and prune, nutty yeast, and a whiff of sweet alcohol. Top o'the line quad aroma.

Sweet and boozy with plump dark fruits, confectionary spices, herbal hop, and liquory strength. Heavy on raisiny malts, soft chocolate, caramelized sugars, and spicy yeast phenolics. Whiff of smokiness and notes of anise and allspice. Incredibly complex and supple and warm. A bit on the sweet side, which falters the score away from perfection.

Big ol' body with great feel. Smooth and elegant. More syrupy than creamy. The carbonation is in there too, subdued but thriving. A happy sipper.

An old favorite. A contender for favorite trappist. Highly recommended.

Photo of Chadster1975
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of johnnybelgians
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Snellgg5
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of KAP1356
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a chalice...

A - Pours a standard quad color of a murky, dark amber, chestnut color with a fluffy, khaki colored head that forms about 2 fingers thick. The head retains nicely and leaves some sticky lacing along the glass.

S - Dark fruits jump out first. Aromas of dates, figs, raisins, and plums are the most prominent. There are some cherry notes coming forward as well. Candy sugar is strong as well along with some malty, caramel, toffee aromas.

T - The taste follows the nose very closely. The dark fruits are present with raisins, plums and figs being the highlighted flavors. Normal Belgian yeast flavors come through too along with some light spices. Candy sugar and some sweet malt flavors round things out.

M - Medium bodied beer with some ample carbonation. A little thin here and there.

O - Nice quad, but not one that I would put up there with the likes of Rochefort 10 or Westy 12. Still, a nice offering that is relatively easy to find.

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of IPA4LIFE
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Rich amber color with a giant fluffy white head with amazing clingy lacing and pretty strong head retention.

S- Spice and cloves.

T- Cloves and spicy belgian yeast. A little chocolate. Maybe a hint of fig. A moderate amount of alcohol. Not bad, but not as complex as most other Quads I have had.

M- Carbonated and bubbly just like you would expect from a Belgian, but there is also another weird quality to this. It has an almost "powdery" mouthfeel. This is almost like the feeling of drinking a shake that hasn't been mixed up properly. A little weird.

O- Not a bad Quad, but not the best in the world. Worth a shot (especially since it is a Trappist), but not a true jaw-dropper.

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kevgod
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of sweemzander
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a deep brown chestnut hue with just the slightest hint of reddish highlights. Produced a nice cap of tan froth and lacing.

(S)- A nice combo of clay yeast and dark fruits with bits of biscuit and banana at the end.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice combo of subtle clay-like yeast that flows into some nice dark fruits of cassis, plum, grape, and banana. Finishes just slightly dry with hints at biscuits.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and a really nice balance to it. Fruity, but nicely earthy and a smooth; not harsh yeast aspect. The 10% ABV is very well hidden.

(D)- A classic quad that fits the bill quite well. Fitting of the trappist name and reputation.

Photo of sliponflange
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Parrothead. From notes.

Appearance - deep brown and purple body light head.

Smell - more yeast than the average quad. hints of dark fruits--prunes mostly. Smells balanced.
Taste - um not exactly what I was expecting. There is a ton of yeast, and it dominates. Its such a yeast forward quad, that I had trouble getting past it. Definitely a spicy yeast that takes over the hints of dark fruits.

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of MassiveBeerReviews
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Keegan
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy amber pour with lots of floaters. Huge light tan head. Fades slowly, leaving thick layers of lacing on the glass.

S: Wonderfully fruity. Apples and bananas. Raisins and figs. Vanilla and caramel. Reminds me a lot of rum, really. Quite estery.

T: Loaded with fruit like the nose. Lots of banana and cloves. Apples, raisin and figs in the middle with a caramel sweetness throughout. Touch of vanilla in the aftertaste along with all the fruits. Some spiciness that I can't quite identify. Bit of booze.

M: Fairly heavy, a little drying.

O: Super fruity quad for sure (not that that is particularly unusual). Very estery and a little boozy. Overall a good traditional example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A one-inch almond mousse crackles as it ever-so-slowly drops a veil of lacing on a tulip glass. The beer itself is a dark, ruddy brown, cloudy with no sediment, and leaves a viscous film.

Fruity with notes of sweet and tart. Apples and currants come to mind with lots of spicy character. Warmth brings out cherries and plums.

Most notably sugared rum, though not overly sweet. There is some vanilla and it is far less fruity than anticipated from the nose. Plums and cherries still play a role. The finish is long and subtle, possibly more a result of alcohol than anything else.

A full body with velvety texture. The alcohol is as expected and brings out a dry finish. This is palate cleansing and a tad metallic. Carbonation is vigorous.

As the style would suggest, this is a good sipping beer that pairs well with reading or contemplation.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,908 ratings.