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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: 1,734
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 83
Gots: 181 | FT: 3
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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Arborescence, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a murky light brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, brown sugar, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar and a little bit of fruit and spice. Then a hearty malt character and some Belgian yeast breadiness comes in. The hops presence is mild and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better options in the style.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of n2185
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murkey brown with two fingers of khaki head that fades into a nice cap with good lacing.

S: Sweet candy sugar and dark fruits like plums and dates dominate here with Belgian spices and a sweet bready finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, candy sugar and sweet dark fruits hit at first with light spice notes. The finish tastes of sweet breads with very little alcohol presence.

M: Body is on the heavier side of medium with moderate, creamy carbonation, this beer is silky smooth. While I tend to prefer my Belgian styles a bit lighter and crisper, this beer is very smooth.

O: A good quad overall, and probably overlooked since it's so common. I don't know if it can stand up to Westy 12 or the Blauw, but it's still enjoyable and affordable.

n2185, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Twincrasher
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber color with thinner head for type. No lacing. Must be glass.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast. Esters abound. Very typical trappist aroma.

T: Good but not my favorite. Less malty that I prefer of this type. Big alcohol flavor - as should be expected for 10% ABV.

M: Thinner feel and finish than accustomed for Trappist.

O: Very nice beer. Will have again, though not my favorite.

Twincrasher, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

grittybrews, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured an opaque red, with hints of copper leaving a foamy, white head which stayed with the beer.

S: The smell of sweetness overpowers the maltiness, borwn sugar, dark fruits and caramel.

T: The initial burst of flavor is highlighted by the spicy phenols 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. Dark fruits, candy sweetness,caramel.

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.

barleywinefiend, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of SebD
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep orange/amber color to it. It has a nice thick light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of spicy Belgian Yeast, dark fruit, some breadiness, cloves and some banana.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some yeast notes, spices, dark fruit, some caramel, a nice bready feel, and light banana and cloves.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Solid Quad.

SebD, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of BGDrock
2.1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cellared for 1 year

Appearance: sizzling carbonation on pour, but gone before you know it leaving nothing at all for a head - not a good sign; hazy, red/brown like leather

Aroma: minimal scent, but getting some booze and sharp fruit

Taste & Mouthfeel: not completely flat, but definitely short on carbonation; very sweet caramel and toffee, sugary; a hint of spice, probably from yeast because hop balance is nowhere to be seen

Overall: really nothing much to it, lacking character and proper mouthfeel; boring and too much like candy; maybe cellaring had a negative affect, this is the second La Trappe review I've had that ranked their beer way lower than others did, so something's up

BGDrock, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kaelingirl, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

lsoule, Nov 28, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer and glassware assist from Lunch, thanks! Beer is brown and clear with a tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, moderate to high carbonation.

Aroma is estery, almost like bubbles gum.

This is my first beer from this brewery and while I've enjoyed a lot of the Trappist ales and tend to seek them out when I get the chance, this is just an OK beer to me. It tastes good but the esters in the beer are dominant. They power through any interesting malt this beer might have had to begin with and end up as a relatively boring one note beer. I drank my bottle of it and I will try other things from this brewery but so far I'm not overly impressed.

drabmuh, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gmelcar, Nov 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

emoneyoja, Nov 26, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cL bottle, brought back from Belgium, aged for a few months in my house, dated 11-2014. Poured into a snifter, very lightly chilled.

Pours a clear red with a brown tinge. Nice two finger tan head which settles into some good looking lacing across the top of the beer and along the sides.

Dark fruit and alcohol. Dates, fresh plums, even a little bit of raspberry. Definitely the smell I look for in a Quad.

Tastes of candi sugar, figs, smooth caramel malts, and of course that great Trappist yeast.

One of the smoothest drinking Quads I've ever had. Perfectly carbonated with an incredibly creamy mouthfeel. Has a tiny hint of alcohol burn to it, but it's pleasant and to be expected at 10%.

This is one of the best Quads I've ever had. It doesn't get nearly as much fanfare as Westy, Rochefort, etc. but it's every bit as good.

maxk, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

ErwinGS, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

jiffymon, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tree777, Nov 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

shick1, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe Quadrupel has a thick, creamy, beige head and an opaque orange-brown appearance with thick lacing and tiny streaming bubbles. The aroma is strong- fruitcake, dates, figs, raisin, sweet bread, cinnamon, a yeast zing, and other indeterminate smells. Flavor is the same, with an accompanying alcohol pickup and little hop bitterness, it any. The is an alcohol burn in the back-sip. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and La Trappe Quadrupel finishes semi-dry, sloppy, and somewhat drinkable. This is a sipper, not a gulper, no doubt. Overall, I love it and strongly recommend it!


RonaldTheriot, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

joelBfrasier, Nov 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Aschap, Nov 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

tassell1, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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