La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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4.75/5 rDev +14.2%
A-amber with a hint of dark orange. Nice big cream colored head
S-Mmm this smells awesome and complex. Dark Belgian grains and sour green apple. Sweet Belgian sugars. This is awesome.
T-comes in with a great taste of Belgian sugars and caramels. Quite raw tasting. Has a green apple like bitterness, it's not strong. Some peppercorn. Very complex this is. Has some warming alcohol bite. Every time I take a sip, i get new flavors. This is awesome.
M-high carbonation with a dry finish
O-I was quite impressed with this one. It's sooo much better than the oak aged version. It has so many more flavors. It's so drinkable and the mouthfeel is so much more what I expect from a Trappist ale. I could get this again and again
10-17-2012 23:36:15 | More by AdamBear
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from bottle into glass as part of bind taste test along with Westy XII and Rochefort 10.
Appearance: Golden Brown. Transparent. Very good carbonation with a nice head.
Smell: Big Ester and Banana up front. Some bready yeast notes play nicely. Much lighter than expected.
Taste: Very big banna notes up front. Decent sweetness to it. Not nearly the brown sugar and malt that the westy XII and Rochefort 10. Very nice flavors. Oddly, even some small hints of bubblegum.
Mouthfeel: Very light compared to the Westy XII and Rochefort 10. Very little viscosity but with a bunch of carbonation creating a very light mouthfeel.
Overall: Very good but definitely overshadowed by the Westy and Rochefort 10. Much thinner and with a dominating ester profile. Compared to the brown sugar/molasses of the others.
10-10-2012 02:22:27 | More by cradke
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
Served in a chilled La Trappe glass.
-Appearance 4.0: Very little head when poured, probably because of the shape of the glass. Foamy ring around the edge, but that's it. Color is a dark, hazy amber with lots of particulates. To me, this particular feature is a throw-back to European beers one could buy back in the 80's. Nice.
-Smell 4.0: Hmm. Pleasing, warming caramel bouquet. However, this is subdued and well-balanced. Makes the old sniffer happy. Referring to my nose, BTW.
-Taste 4.5: Whoah! Front is slightly sour, but has a wonderful, almost bubble-gum flavored, sugary kick. Middle starts dry, but spreads out with a fantastic sweet caramel and barley overtone. Finish is dry, but has the same effect as the middle: it turns sweet and then disappears. Aftertaste is dry, but even more of the caramel comes through. Wonderful.
-Mouthfeel 4.5: Excellent level of carbonation that really cuts through the thickness that is inherent in a 10% ABV quad. Smooth and pleasing.
-Overall 4.5: Excellent beer and what a beer it is! Quads are few and far between for good reason: few brewers can make one that is palatable. The brothers at La Trappe have turned out a brew that is not only acceptable, it is excellent. Highly recommended and worth the price you will pay. Also, please remember that this is a quad and it is 10% ABV (probably a little higher).
10-06-2012 05:04:52 | More by BeerDocT
4.26/5 rDev +2.4%
Huge frothy head when poured on top of a nice purple with ruby edges. Smells of spice and dark fruit, plums, prunes, grapes, raisins, apples, pears. Lighter color than I would expect from the style, but a pretty amber. Tastes of figs, raisins, plums and pears with some spice on the finish. Light bodied for a quad, but a nice bite at the end that keeps it from being too sweet. Good beer.
10-05-2012 18:28:49 | More by BMMillsy
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Reddish brown colour with a large, pale, beige head. The head recedes to a retentive thin cap and coats the glass with lace. Aromatic notes of toasted bread, raisin, and fig with delicate pepper and only a hint of alcohol. The flavour starts of with toasted malt, joined by dried fruit and hints of brown sugar and peppery phenols mid-palate. Finishes dry and with a light medicinal note that adds complexity. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is fine and soft, giving the beer a somewhat soft and smooth mouthfeel. Good beer. I feel that this would be a fine meal-time drinker. I could see this pairing well with a red meat stew, like beef or venison, or with a good steak. This would also make a great accompaniment to a cheese board. It has enough flavour that it should hold up to the food, but not so much that it might outshine it.
10-01-2012 03:11:18 | More by mintjellie
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Purchase the bottle from a local grocery store, already refrigerated.
The color is lighter than I was expecting for a quadruple, which usually tend to be darker.
The smell was wonderful. slight alcohol smell, with fruit accents, althoguh I can't identify which ones.
The taste is subtle but nice. It does not have a strong quad taste and that can be nice for dining.
The mouthfeel was also nice, and the alcohol is at a nice level.
09-18-2012 01:46:48 | More by paleoplant
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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