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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: 1,652
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 73
Gots: 146 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-11-2012 02:26:57 | More by ajs4bd
Photo of Jason_Quad

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-10-2012 21:47:04 | More by Jason_Quad
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and spice. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 19:18:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2012 04:15:19 | More by Rymish
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: stylish. Embossed brown 330mL bottle, very stylish label.

Appearance: moderate hazy brown colour. Nice off-white head with a good dose of lace on the edges of the glass.

Aroma: strong dark fruits, dates, figs and light caramel. Like sherry / port to wine. Seems fortified.

Taste: malt sweetness with spices. Cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, rum and mocha. Warming alcohol.

Aftertaste: the warming alcohol remains, not at all unpleasant. Adds to the texture and the sensation, creates a secondary wave of flavours.

Mouth feel: a lovely, rich and creamy body. The carbonation is low also, allowing one to slowly sip this wonderful brew.

Overall: fantastic Belgian Quadrupel. Haven't had one before, but it kind of reminds me of how a port or a sherry is to wine - it is like a fortified beer - which it probably is, at 10% ABV. Only thing holding me back is the price - AU$116 per case in 2012. Ouch. To be honest though, it is in fact worth it.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 12:27:30 | More by SmashPants
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Deep amber with brass highlights under a finger of soft, loose head that drops to a thick covering but maintains its composure.

Aroma's of overripe bananas, clove, cooking raisins, brown sugar notes, & a peppery, spicy booze character.

Booze kind of hits right away, like champagne, with that spice attack, then moving into some of the "warm", sweet tastes - the banana, raisin, sugar, cinnamon roll - with booze bringing up the rear & a strong, dry, fusel taste setting in through the finish. Aftertaste is a combination of...all the above, pretty much.

That heat & carbonation hit up front, making it a little more formidable than I'd expected. Smooths out some, but still a full-bodied, sparkling beast at times. Pretty filling.

Well done, can't say that it offers anything unexpected or over-the-top, but good, rich flavors & a mouthfeel to grapple with.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 18:48:51 | More by OneDropSoup
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours amber with an off white head. Wonderful lacing.

S: Caramel malt aroma, spicy and estery, dark fruit and banana. Extremely complex nose, this was the best aspect of the beer in my opinion.

T: Noticeable alcohol burn drives down drinkability. I would love to taste one after a few years of aging. The malt and yeast complexity is great. Plum, honey, and prune notes stand out.

M: Not much to say about about mouthfeel. Quite dull.

O: This Quad has a ton of potential but needs a year or two of aging to come around. A great beer for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 03:53:15 | More by Rasolante1
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-26-2012 21:03:06 | More by bsuedekum
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-26-2012 06:50:59 | More by rogerthegill
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2012 01:32:05 | More by mick303
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Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is brown in color, slightly veiled. Nice foamy head on top of it. Big bubbles. The head disappear quickly. The aroma is very fruity, some cherry and notes of bananas. In the mouth, still strong presence of fruits and some malts in there too. Strong and big beer. Chewy. A true sipper. Delicious. The ABV is well hidden. A nice one. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 16:45:00 | More by ZorPrime
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-24-2012 05:41:33 | More by jerrycarlson
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear dark amber to medium brown in color with a fair amount of sediment in suspension. The beer has a two finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet malts, dark fruits (raisin), and candi sugar. There is a very light presence of spices and some hints of alcohol.

T: There is quite a bit of complexity to the flavors of this beer but it does follow the smell fairly closely. The beer starts out with the caramel/toffee malt sweetness. After that, the more cloying sweetness of the dark fruits (raisin) comes out followed by a very light presence on spices.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly syrupy due to the heavy sweetness.

O: This beer is quite enjoyable but it much more the sipping beer than one that is easy to drink. The alcohol is not as well hidden as I expected, making this take a little more effort to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 16:34:15 | More by dbrauneis
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-21-2012 00:27:42 | More by shagal
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-13-2012 15:46:32 | More by mychalg9
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle into a stemlesss goblet.

Appearance: Very nice pour with immediate 1.5 inch head that slowly drops to thin head. Beautiful amber bronze look similar to an Apt. 12.

Smell: Sweet fruity aroma with hints of raisin and spice.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I sampled this beer at 55 degrees Farenheit. First taste, slow pull in of beer to reveal a sweet, true quad. Smell and taste match perfectly and you will reach quickly for a second taste. Slight alcohol finish but doesn't distract from the inital taste. Little to no residue left behind in the mouth.

Overall: Exceptional beer that is priced accordingly. I recommend 11.2 oz bottle which is a perfect finish to any evening.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 18:49:21 | More by Quest4Best
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-10-2012 22:45:21 | More by HamGlade10
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2012 07:46:45 | More by MacarthurParker
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-08-2012 15:15:54 | More by cofeeguru
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-08-2012 11:33:45 | More by bigred89
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a amber-ruby color, slightly opaque, with a 1/2" head that reduces to a thin skim of head.

Has a dark fruity aroma, with hints of clove, allspice, banana, bourbon, and honey.

Starts with a dark honey taste, with notes of cherry, figs, dates and brown sugar. Finishes with a nice alcohol warmth, with the mildest hint of bitter.

Has a warm, soft feel, almost buttery, with a medium body. Finishes with a slight tang.

A very pleasant, though strong beer. Sweet, but not overly-so, with a decent amount of fruit and spice. Definitely a slow sipper, this is one to enjoy at the end of a long day.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 01:36:00 | More by TheHoppiest
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2012 14:02:17 | More by Heretic42
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-02-2012 22:47:20 | More by Zakk
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2012 21:39:19 | More by JamesClever
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-29-2012 14:56:27 | More by Zehaeva
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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