La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
4.09/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. (Batch 5 white wine barrels) Surprising murky dark brown color. An aggressive pour yielded almost no head or lacing. Big woody nose with tons of butterscotch and oak along with hints of bubblegum, vanilla, dark fruits, and just a touch of vinous notes. The oak is dominant in the taste as well, but with much more of the white wine character emerging from the barrels. Also getting hints of caramel, vanilla, booze, butterscotch, brown sugar, and just a faint touch of chocolate on the finish. The mouthfeel has very low carbonation, almost to the point where it seems flat, but not in a bad way. Slightly syrupy with a subtle warming alcohol burn on the finish. Overall, a fantastic beer, but I prefer the Isid’or Oak Aged.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 21:15:11 | More by beerdrifter
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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.
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