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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: 1,782
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 86
Gots: 202 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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, Dec 27, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a copper, or dark orange color, with lots of active yeast, and a thick, off-white head that recedes to a creamy topping. Looks delicious! Not see through, deep grainy orange when held up to light.

S - Heavy banana, mild clove, lots of wild yeast aroma and alcohol. I guess I'm not good at smelling Belgian ale, because most of them tend to have the same characters. But it achieved its goal! Very strong smelling, makes you wanna take a gulp.

T - Well look at that... heavy banana, mild clove, wild yeast! Tastes extremely Belgian, with a good touch of alcohol warmth and a lot of yeast notes all over. It doesn't stand out as anything unique or out of this world, it just has a great, balanced Belgian taste.

M - Thick and chewy, but still drinkable. Carbonation is very active, even after a hard pour. All around great mouthfeel for the style.

O - Not exactly unique or groundbreaking, but fulfills it's role as a smooth, flavorful Quad at a generally reasonable price. I'll probably drink it again, but I don't think I'll die if it comes off the market. If you're into Trappist beers though, it's a definite must-try.

BigBarley, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

jcoulighan, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rbrown542, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 26, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the newest Giant Market & Craft beer cafe in Harrisburg on Linglestown Rd. Corked & caged bottle into a cervoise chilled.

The color is deep amber with light cream cap w/ slight chill haze and goo lace/head retention. The smell is very appealing to me with abundance of malt sweetness in the aroma with mild floral hop note and yeast phenolic with mild bready element and slightly honey like accent. The feel is very good with high carbonation level and strong full body with malt heft and drying alcohol on the palate with crisp finish that has a lingering spice texture.

The Quad tastes like some toasted malt is present with the yeast adding a clove accent with mild honeylike tinge and floral hop element adding to the complexity with subtle alcohol in the taste and the strength is not all that apparent with malt providing the majority of the flavor with a nice effervescent yeast that leads to a dry mineral tinged finish. A great Belgian and originator of the Quad style I have been enjoying this for over a decade I am happy to drink this on occasion and it is very drinkable for the style.

Slatetank, Dec 24, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a muddy brownish orange body with a thin white creamy head that quickly fades.

S: I am getting a lot of your typical abbey ale and quad smells and a little bit of sweet grain.

T: I am getting a little bit of alcohol, some sweetness and of course the signature quad type flavors and a strong amount of yeast.

M: The beer is very smooth and goes down with ease.

O: This is a pretty decent quad, but not as good as some of the others I have had, but I would for sure drink it again.

gtermi, Dec 24, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: amber, reddish/brow... yet you can still see through it. has some effervescent carbonation and light head that quickly dissipates.

S: Lots and lots of fruits (Cherries), figs, dates, and toasted malts

T: notes of citrus (oranges and tangerines) and cherries. Has that pungent Belgian taste that I love.

M: wet and bitter/tangy upfront then a bit boozy but gradually finishes sweet.

V: Never doubt a Trappist ale... Great beer.

King_KongDCO93, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Ry1975, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

cvalleskey, Dec 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 21, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light mahogany color. Small head that dissapears almost completely, leaves just a small island.

Smell: very strong ripe fruits, a lot of banana, some plums. Really sweet, some bubblegum and candy.

Taste: Also sweet, but not as upfront as the nose. Big cherries at first, then a nice balance between malts and banana fruitiness. Some fruit candy tastes, with a light touch of hops and some sour notes. After it's been in the glass a while some woody notes and more bready malts. Aftertaste is dry, a little sour fruits.

Mouth: medium, feels a little light for this style. Aftertase is very dry which feels a bit weird, not very pleasant. Carbonation is a bit low, but that's as expected.

Overall: the taste is by far the best thing about this beer, but it's a bit too sweet for me. Has a nice balance though. Of all the trappists I've had La Trappe is the one I enjoy the least. This is not their worst beer though, and much better than some other heavy Belgian beers.

Maakun, Dec 20, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is excellent.

Reddish-brownish copper, it has a very big off-white head slowly shrinking to foamy ring,traces of lace.

Aroma is metal, plums, light rose wine, fruity with dried cherries, hint of cocoa.

Taste is richly fruity wine, toasted-caramelised grain finish. It is zesty yet silky, firm but not too heavy and nicely engaging.

Offa, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

LuisLinares, Dec 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Vigilante, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TX-Badger, Dec 16, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tis the season for these wonderful trappist ales (that only seem to be stocked this time of year around here), this poured into a chalice a deep ruby with a puff of off white head that stays with the brew. Smell is of sweet dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very bold and seems to consist of sweet dried figs, some prunes, some spice, very nice. Mouthfeel is full and smooth. No alcohol burn at all, very pleasant.

This is a fantastic beer. If you can get it, get it.

funkengruven, Dec 16, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle served cold in glass beer snifter @ Fat Pour, Chicago

A) Hazy bright reddish brown. Puffy 1 inch head settles down quickly but sticks around as lacy white top. Looks wonderful.

S) Cooked dark fruits, raisons, apple pie and sour dough. Its all there and its all delicious.

T) Port like complexity. Sweet caramel, honey, mild hops, baked bread.

M) Near perfection - ample carbonation, thick and sticky, alcohol is apparent yet not strong.

O) I really enjoyed this most classic Trappist quad and am sure to buy more.

bskrtz, Dec 15, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trappist brew number 1:
Served in my new challance. I am excited ^_^

Appearance: Red beautiful amberness, with a nice thick head. Quite nice

smell: It smells strongly of bubblegum and nice sweetness. Its nice, but could use more.

Taste: theirs more of that bubblegum tate coming through this one. heavy biting carbonation, with a thick syrupy texture. I like It I suppose, but I was expecting more

Mouthfeel: Syrupy and full

Overall I give this a 4/5. I'm not too crazy about it, but it tastes pretty nice and hides its alcohol nicely. It just tastes too strongly for bubble gum for my tastes.


jucifer1818, Dec 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

spencerberus, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tapbit, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Arborescence, Dec 13, 2012
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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
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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