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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: 1,872
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 94
Gots: 240 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-07-2002)
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Photo of cdrogers
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to Koning. goblet.

Appearance was very nice: rich copper in color with a nice off white head. The smell was interesting because the first thing that I noticed, as well as my wife, was that it smelled strangely of fingernail polish remove (acetone-like). Quite odd because I have never noticed such a smell with any other Quad, and this is my favorite style. Regardless of the smell, It didn't take away the taste from some sweetness coming through and a nice caramel flavor. Nice carbonation in the mouth and felt quite thin, probably because of the alcohol content.

Overall, it was a good quad, but the smell took some points away because I really couldn't distinguish much else because of this.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer appears a rusty orange color. Moderately hazy with a light tan head that leaves ample lacing on the goblet.

The aroma offers fruit, yeast, malt, citrus, berries. While the aroma is pleasant enough, I find it very uncharacteristic of a Belgian quad.

A tad sweet, with plenty of fruit and yeast. Alcohol really emerges in the flavor, a bit more than I prefer. Sweetness grows as I make my way through the beer. Lingering alcohol presence.

Medium to full bodied with relatively high carbonation.

I have had every Trappist quad multiple times, and this one is my least favorite. Still, a decent beer and worth a try.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

A- amber, darker, don't remember a whole lot, I was already pretty loose and the pub was dark

S- very good smell

T- very good taste, complex, sweet, strong flavor but can't taste the alcohol too much, very strong banana flavor overall, very much in line with other top of the line Trappist Quads

M- very smooth and creamy almost

O- one of the best Trappist Quads I've ever had! Not too much alcohol flavor like some other Quads (Rochefort 10), not too sweet, great overall flavor, is definitely strong but not too much so. Has a great complexity to it. Probably one of my top 10 favs so far in my journey!

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2.1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Marketing wins again....4 beers, but Missed that it was 2 different beers. Completely not worth over 20 bucks!!! That said the glass was nice. if you hadn't gathered I picked this up in a box set with a glass and a few beers.

I'll take other's notes and just says WTF? This much sticky and creamy head on a 10% beer is just amazing. The beer color and body is dark ruby and somewhat clear given the trappet nature here.

The nose is cloves, bananas, and dark malt. Very sweet!

The flavor is much like the nose with a lot of heat and alcohol. Yes, bananas, clove, spices...not much else.

This one is hot and unpleasant. The mouth is uber creamy, yes I went nerd words it was so creamy. Over the top.

I haven't been a huge fan of trappest beers, and this non belgian versions proves that monks should stay out of beer!

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

Appearance: The beer pours a rich cooper color with lots of carbonation which dissipates quickly.

Smell: Brown sugar, raisins, and a flower garden come to mind but nothing is overpowering.

Taste: Flavors, flavors, and more flavors! A syrup taste dominates early and then flows into the "Belgian Twang" from the Belgian yeast. Several layers of fruit flavors become apparent as the beer warms which prepares the pallet perfectly for the tangy cinnamon spice flavor and alcohol burn at the end.

Mouth feel: I do not drink Quads often but I remember them being a little "heavier." The beer is medium bodied, which probably means light for the style. Having said that, it still almost feels more like a wine than a beer. The high alcohol content is very warming.

Overall: This is well balanced, flavorful beer deserving of the "Quad" title. If only it wasn't so expensive.

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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a corked 12.7 oz bottle. Hazy brown color with a fingers width tan colored head.

S: Caramel, molasses, raisin, fig, candi sugar, and booze.

T: A nice burnt sugar, bready yeast, caramel and raisin flavor up front. The flavors mix with a nice sweet dark fruit, black cherry flavor and finish with a sweet fruit and candi sugar flavor.

M: Heavier feel and low-medium carbonation. No peppery feel on the tongue which isn't what I would expect. There was no pop when I opened the cork, so perhaps it lost some carbonation.

O: Despite the feel, the flavors in this beer are delicious and the booze is hidden well, very drinkable Quad.

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3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a massive head.
Nose shows bananas, doughy wheat, spicy phenols (cloves), along with golden syrup and candi sugar-like sweetness. Very similar to a weizenbock.
Similarly sweet flavours, lots more golden syrup, alcohol, doughy and spicy notes. Finishes with a slightly unpleasant metallic bitterness.
Body is incredibly thick and syrupy.

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

A: Poured a half finger white copper head that settled to a thin cap. Color is a very deep garnet hued amber color. Carbonation can be seen streaming to the top from the middle of the glass like an ocean vent. Lacing and glass presence is great lasting 45 min into the pour.

S: First I smell dark fruits prunes, currants, and plum. Followed by a yeasty breadiness and meade. Sweet syrup.

T: Waves of flavor. Apple, ripe banana, brown sugar, caramel and chocolate.

M: Velvety smooth. The burn of the 10% ABV is completely absent. Full bodied while maintaining the drinkability. I could use some more carbonation, but the smoothness here is standout.

O: Really a balanced Quad. No date on the bottle, but I would very interested to understand the aging effect on this beer. This is the way a Quad should be.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,872 ratings.