La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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4.97/5 rDev +15.6%
batch number 3. poured into crystal chalice. served at 61 degrees.
pours a honey brown. light lacing with a small head.
man. this is the best smelling beer ive ever come across. dark fruits dominate. sweet as can be
dark fruits with a heavy toffee aftertaste. alcohol content is virtually non existent.
cant believe my little liquor store carried this. at 20.00 this is super pricey but well worth it. the best trappist beer or for that matter Belgian style (made in holland) beer ive had. its a shame the Bros havent tried this yet.
10-07-2011 06:09:09 | More by ikantspel
4.93/5 rDev +14.7%
Batch #3, poured in a snifter glass. Enjoyed with a smile.
This beer reminds me of a time I was traveling with my family in Croatia. I was 14, interested in women as long as they weren't super hairy. I don't like that, keep it in France.
We went to visit a castle there, it was an amazing spectacle that you could see from the port we landed on. Before I proceed with this story, how about a quick one... I saw a girl my age on a topless beach, it was amazing. There wasn't much going on, but it was okay because I was the same age. It's not okay for you to picture it, creeper.
Anyway, the castle. This thing was incredible. Everything was preserved pretty well, especially the electric elevators. We rode one up to the main floor of said castle, and proceeded down the entry way. It turned out there was an exhibit going on in the castle. "Bitchin!" I thought. Then we got closer.
I don't know if all Croatians are into this stuff (let me know either way, I'm interested if they are or not), but we were at an exhibit full of Dominatrix style porn. Straight up, abusive ass porn. Whips and chains everywhere, screens playing porn, hairy armpits and lower regions (which is code for vaginas) everywhere.
It was a mess, and I was with my grandparents. I was embarrassed, yet intrigued. Anyway, we decided to go to the top of the castle, check the lookout, and then leave as fast as we could.
We got in the elevator and hit the top floor. We rose about 5 feet, at the same pace elevators normally ascend. Then the elevator stopped and all power went out.
We were all thinking the same thing, "I'm about to get raped by a woman with a whip and my grandmother is in the same room".
I was upset, I wasn't going to have the second person I had ever had sex with be a hairy Croatian with a whip. It's just not my style. And I wasn't mentally prepared, either.
Anyway, when the power came on and we made it to the top of the castle. It was actually really nice. Had a view of Dubrovnik and some homeless people.
I'm glad I didn't get raped in front of my grandmother by a fuzzy Croatian. I have nothing against Croatian women, they're gorgeous, but the ones that were on the offensive team were not. Otherwise I would have been more receptive, grandmother or not.
This beer is like one of those gorgeous Croatian women. I'd let it make sexy time with me in front of my grandparents. Any. Day.
Appearance: A gorgeous Croatian woman
Smell: Roasted Bananas, Alcohol
Taste: Probably like a gorgeous Croatian woman tastes, I have no idea. Vanilla Oak, dark fruits. It tastes incredible.
Mouthfeel: Obviously, like a gorgeous Croatian woman. I'm gonna go ahead and pass up the opportunity to directly compare mouthfeel and women. More carbonated than expected, but actually it's perfect. Good body, excellent carbonation that lightens it up a bit.
Overall: This thing was a little pricey, which is better than being a little dicey (Croatian castles). I dropped about $17 on this thing, and I'd do it again. In fact, I bet I'll do it tomorrow.
Suck on that, hairy armpit ladies.
06-21-2011 05:12:23 | More by xaulzan
United Kingdom (England)
4.9/5 rDev +14%
Cork and caged 37.5cl bottle: Batch 3. Given to me, as a gift by Rudi from De Bierboom in Brugge, thanks Rudi.
Poured into a Westvleteren chalice (and a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed tulip, which got the sediment and bottle remains).
Deep, dark brown/reddy coloured body, thin covering of off-white bubbles on top, clear without the sediment, the Hoegaarden glass held a different view.
What an incredible aroma, spiced bananas in a liquorice flavoured custard.
The taste is equally as incredible as the smell, port wine can be added to the thoughts from the aromas, this is a complex beer and I loved it. The beer excites the taste buds, loads to find and enjoy in the flavours: malty molasses, various fruits, more spices and herbs than you could shake a big stick at, Port wine and chocolate flavoured liquorice in abundance, a truly different beer. I don’t normally like beers that have been ‘messed around with’, but the Oak Aged bit seems to work with this beer.
Almost gave this beer straight 5’s, had to sit back and think about it, so easy to get carried away when a beer is this good!
06-18-2011 19:51:25 | More by BlackHaddock
4.9/5 rDev +14%
this one got me extra interested in beer... the result rests in my cellar and fridge now ;-)
drank this at the bruges beer festival
S: and immediately was overwhelmed by the smell. Great caramel, coffee, floral, so so so good I had it up my nose every 5 seconds!
T: well, I'm in to all sorts of drinks, and this one combines all of my favs... it reminded me of wine, port (sweet), whiskey, coffee and of course beer, oak made it smooth, just one orgasm of intense drinking dreams! Only a bit too young, with a better balance I give this a 5 in taste easy
just a very promising beer, not cheap, but hey, an oak aged trappist... I hope this will stir up some other monks in doing the same!
Have 26 left... will drink my next in a couple of months
edit: just gave a higher score... I'm drinking my next one right now, after one month in 50° fridge... the taste is already perfect. Unbelievable! What a balance, no alcohol in there what so ever!
10-12-2010 20:12:27 | More by yapi
4.88/5 rDev +13.5%
Had this beer while in the Netherlands. Surprisingly good! (I thought I was ordering the Westmalle) Subtle sweet flavorings of caramel, and some spices, but hard to describe. Not much to say for the smell, though. Honestly though, this one should be up there with the Rocheforts.
07-16-2010 22:48:05 | More by Machinehead
4.85/5 rDev +12.8%
Batch #6 served in a snifter glass
Wow. I love this beer. It is very complex with quite a few subtle flavors and smells.
A - Dark amber color with a small lingering head.
S - Nice light aroma that almost seems to have hints of what smells like bourbon and vanilla. Very complex, but the smell of alcohol almost overwhelms any other scent.
T - WOW!!! Here is by far where this beer stands out to me. If I could rate above a 5 I would. So many subtle flavors. A previous post described it as "flowery" and "deceptive taste that would have me think I was drinking a beer with half the alcohol" and I agree despite the fact that I have a different batch. Definite woodiness, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon flavors. Alcohol is not overwhelming, but provides just enough warmth while drinking. I am having trouble being more descriptive than this, but it is just such a complex flavor.
M - Almost creamy. But a little bit over carbonated in my opinion. Great afterfeel.
O - One of my favorite beers I have had. Wonderful complexity to this beer!!!
07-29-2011 00:51:19 | More by gdw2
4.78/5 rDev +11.2%
Batch 6: Blend of Oak and White Wine Barrels
A: Pours a dark ruby color with a half inch head.
S: Huge port and sherry soaked dark fruits
T: The flavor resembles the aroma and is mixed with vanilla and oak. Sugar soaked plums come through as it warms.
M: Finishes creamy w/ a slight a alcohol burn.
O: So different than most quads but I wouldn't change anything
08-10-2012 02:02:23 | More by Mbrown44
4.75/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours an exquisite and hazy deep amber. Not much head, but a good amount of lacing. Smells of grapes, oak, and caramel. Then, there's the taste. Sweet malt, a nudge of bitter hops, then a familiar unctuous feel and flavor that reveals the oak aging. Full, creamy, round mouthfeel without being heavy. The 10% ABV warms on the way down, but doesn't overpower any of the magnificent flavors. Unsurprisingly, it becomes more complex and the flavors bolder as it warms.
08-01-2011 02:40:55 | More by McNealc31
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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