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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: 1,960
Reviews: 878
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 110
Gots: 277 | FT: 3
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a amber-ruby color, slightly opaque, with a 1/2" head that reduces to a thin skim of head.

Has a dark fruity aroma, with hints of clove, allspice, banana, bourbon, and honey.

Starts with a dark honey taste, with notes of cherry, figs, dates and brown sugar. Finishes with a nice alcohol warmth, with the mildest hint of bitter.

Has a warm, soft feel, almost buttery, with a medium body. Finishes with a slight tang.

A very pleasant, though strong beer. Sweet, but not overly-so, with a decent amount of fruit and spice. Definitely a slow sipper, this is one to enjoy at the end of a long day.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

STYLE: Belgian Quad

ABV: 10%

LOOK: Deep orange, amber, minimal lacing. I expected more sticktoitness on the glass from the rich mouthfeel. Really enjoyed the way the two-finger head dissolved slowly into a foam oyster. Maybe the best part of the beer.

NOSE: Banana cream pie, hint of lemon, surprising lack of yeast. My dad grew up with and loves this banana cream pudding that’s dotted with vanilla wafers on top. Take away the processed starch and that’s pretty much what this is. Depending on your mood, you might be more inclined to inhale this beer instead of drink it.

MOUTH: Fresh from the fridge it’s all banana, all the time. You get the nuance as it warms. Candied apples, white grapes, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, spring flowers, clove, faint smokiness. I’m expecting figs and raisins too, but don’t get any of that. Finish is distinctly banana with faint phenols. The 10% ABV is well masked. Excellent mouth feel and coating.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick offwhite head. Hazy brown body.

Smells like delicious, delicious candy. Banana and berries.

Sweet, super sweet. Rich with banana esters, plum, peach, everything I want in a sweet quad. A bit hot on the finish but this is pretty fresh, but they're not really dated so I don't know. It was labeled La Trappe though.

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

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice.

A: Creamy head. Translucent, woody beer. Some nice lacing.

S: Sticky-dark fruit with vague spiciness. A touch of cough syrup (or maybe maraschino cherry). Quadrupelly.

T/O: Mmm. I do so like quads. The dark, spicy, fruity, malty, sugary interplay is heavy and pleasant. Typical; nothing special, but an excellently executed beer. Highly recommended; will drink again.

M: An excellent mouthfeel; titillating.

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A - Poured a darkish golden amber colour with off white creamy head that dissipates to a thin film.

S - Dark fruits such as plums, raisins, sweet candy and some toffee/caramel with hints of banana and clove spices.

T - Fairly boozy with the sweet candy and dark fruits quite prominent. A little yeasty/bready with caramel/toffee malts followed by spicey finish although slightly overpowered by the booziness.

M - Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation whilst remaining fairly smooth

O - A nice quad that definitely has a good balance of complex flavours but its booziness is a little too overpowering at the finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Somewhat cloudy amber/brown, lots of carbonation, big tannish white head that fades slightly but never quite disappears. Not much lacing.

S: That distinctive Belgian yeasty aroma mixed with dark fruits and some mild spiciness.

T/M: Rich dark fruit, with an underlying yeasty/bready taste that takes over by the end of each sip. A nice mix of sweet and spicy. Mouthfeel is fantastic, very smooth and coating with just a touch of prickliness from the carbonation.

O: A delicious, rich, big Belgian beer that hides its ABV really well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into stemmed goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange. A little bit of sediment and a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger off white head that slowly fades into a thin layer. Decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fruity and spicy aroma. Belgian yeast and caramel malts with some clove spice. Strong smell of dark dried fruits. Hints of Raisins, plums, and figs with some banana and apple. Candied sugar and a little rum like alcohol in the aroma. Hops are very faint. Smells very good.

Taste: A good mix of fruits and spice. Nice spicy kick up front with Belgian yeast and cloves along with some banana flavor. Following are some sweet bready caramel malts and candied sugar along with some apple. Big taste of dark fruits with some dried raisins, plums, figs, grapes, and dates. Very light hint of earthy hops in the finish. Nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy and sweet but pretty drying. High ABV is very well hidden and smooth.

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

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

pours a deep reddish amber with a finger of creamy, off-white head... light lacing left behind.

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, StB abt 12, westy 12) and while not quite in that upper eschelon, 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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (K02B10 12:09) into a chalice. Pours a clear amber w/ a 1-finger off-white head, ample carb.

Aroma is dried fruits, spices. Raisins, dates, plums, candi sugar, bready Belgian yeast.

Taste follows nose. Dark fruit, sweet malt, candi sugar, bready yeast. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel is dry and light, a great counterpoint to the dark fruity taste.

Overall a solid quad in the same league w/ Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus 12.

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