La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.35/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I kept this one for about a year after I bought it. Poured into a chalice glass.
Pours a dark copper color with a thick, cloudy white head and great lacing along the entire top of the glass that lasts long after the pour.
Smells of caramel and roasted malts, slight alcohol smell on the back end. Similar to a barley wine.
Taste- so many things going on here. Immediate caramel on the front, followed with notes of oak and alcohol. Finishes with alight bitterness. Everything is well balanced, the alcohol is present but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is good, creamy anf carbination isn't overpowering.
Overall this is a great beer, well worth the money. The blending and the oak presence is well balanced as is the taste. I would gladly buy another bottle of this one!
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2011 00:16:55 | More by Treyliff
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3.65/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
The bottle states: 0:00 K24F13 BATCH 14
A: Hazy medium shade of dark brown beer, a lot like murky pond water (excuse the negative imagery). Very little white head that fades quickly. Decent lacing.
S: Alcohol right off the bat. A bit flowery smelling. Even with the strong alcohol, it has a very pleasant scent to it. It smells like a bag of dates before the nose is overwhelmed by the scent of alcohol.
T: Mellow alcohol flavor, with a sweetness like cotton candy. It's a very delicate and light beer. It's nice. The bottle says "Oak Aged Trappist Ale" however I do not notice any oak character. It's not very complex for a quad, and it is quite simple. It's enjoyable though.
M: The mouthfeel is perfect. It's nice and smooth with just the right carbonation, a nice clean finish that is refreshing.
O: Overall I'd say it's a very nice beer, just not an exceptional quad. It excels in simplicity and delicateness. The most prominent flavor is alcohol. Personally I would have liked a more complex and flavorful beer. For a beer with "oak" in the title, I would have liked some oak influence in the flavor and aroma. It's not something I would probably buy again, because it just wasn't memorable enough.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 22:02:03 | More by teromous
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.