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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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93
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1,734 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,734
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 83
Gots: 181 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of spinrsx
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for ~7$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an above average size fizzy and frothy beige head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5-6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, caramel, banana, clove/yeast

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, dark fruits, and some caramel. There is also some banana mixed with spicy yeast/clove notes. It ends with a malty slightly sweet aftertaste with a touch of lingering bitterness/spiciness.

Overall - Really good stuff. I was expecting it to be a little more heavy taste and feel wise but the lightness gives it a nice drinkability.. albeit the beer has a high ABV - but its very well hidden.

spinrsx, Nov 04, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

And now we come to La Trappe Quadrupel from a brewery I feel I may have given a bad rap on my previous review of (La Trappe Blond). The Blond has since proved an appropriately cheap scratch to my Trappist beer itch of recent times, and I've come to think of my previous assessment of "lacking flavour" to be less than the full story when it comes to what you actually get from the Holland Blond. Such is the thought process of come into possession of this Quadrupel and hopefully my assessment of this brew will be a fairer representation of what La Trappe offers, after all: aren't we all seeking a decent, cheap Trappist ale? (Rhetorical question of ever anyone has seen one)

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Smokey topaz body with a very thin beige head lacing on top.

S: Upfront, and large, bubblegum aromas, with a clove/nutmeg hint followed by peppery and bread yeast overtones. The nose is bang on bubblegum esters though.

T: Starts off with a sharp, sugary alcohol bite (it is 10% ABV: where exactly did you think that alcohol would go?). Follows on with that big bubblegum taste, bread yeast, pepper, and finishes with slight bitterness and a hit of warming ethanol at the end. Yes it is big on flavour and big on alcohol, expect nothing less from a Quadrupel.

M: Fairly dense carbonation with a mid to heavy and slight oily body.

D: Hits like a ton of bricks - the good kind of of bricks, delicious bricks. It is a decent Quad and I will certainly keep buying it, and the Blond. Really a testament that the Dutch brewers can compete on similar terms to the Belgians (although Belgian brews will hands down beat a Dutch brew any day of the week). One thing I really like is the price; there is no Belgian Quad that I can find coming close to the cost of this, and although they do taste better the Belgians tend to put up a premium cost (rightly so) on their premium beers it is a nice change of pace to be able to afford a Quad for once. Good backup to have in the fridge too.

Food match: Dutch and Belgian cuisine seems appropriate for this borderline dessert beer: Boerenkool met Rookworst, Möppkenbrot, Zuurkoolstamppot and Stoemp could all work.

doktorhops, Oct 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

AdamBear, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cradke, Oct 10, 2012
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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
93 out of 100 based on 1,734 ratings.