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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: 1,935
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 106
Gots: 268 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of FoundersFanatic
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Photo of bobhits
2.15/5  rDev -48.3%
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!

Photo of Raven3464
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of Kromes
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.

Photo of brewdog13
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tryhansen
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of cooler4life
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of bwalcottayers
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Raebies
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Listers
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of schnarr84
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of BernardusHo
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

A: Poured an opaque red, with hints of copper. On the pour, exhibited a thick foamy, white head which stayed with the beer throughout the session.

S: The smell of sweetness overpowers the maltiness that I expected in the brew, but still incredibly enticing.

T: The initial burst of flavor is highlighted by the spicy phenolics and flavors that is expected in a Belgian Trappist ale. It turns very sweet and doesn't finish as dry as I normally like with a quad, but still incredibly delicious.

M: Medium body, with carbonation. Sweeter, thicker mouthfeel than some other more popular quads.

O: It's an enjoyable belgian ale, with a lot of the spicy flavors expected in the style. It's on the sweet side, but still a solid representation of the style.

Photo of VWBuggirl
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a clear, dark copper color with red hints. It has a thick foamy head with great retention. It isn't as dark as I would like a quad, personally.

It smells sweet initially and requires several attempts to get past that. Once you do, you can smell hints of raisins, and perhaps even some other unidentified fruits.

The taste is also sweet the first few sips, and even now I can still only taste the sweetness. But, as you have more, you can enjoy the fruits (raisins, mainly), and a certain nuttiness. The alcohol isn't as strong as I expected, given that it has a 10% abv.

Overall, it is well carbed and the mouthfeel fits the style properly. There are several quads out there, and while this one is smooth and tasty, there are others that are better balanced with the sweetness.

Photo of mrunseen
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of jsnoek
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,935 ratings.