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La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

439 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 97
Gots: 134 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
BATCH 1 (blended on June 1, 2010).
New Oak Heavy Toast - 18.2%
New Medium Acasia - 9.1%
Port Medium Burnt - 36.4%
Port Medium Toast - 36.4%

BATCH 2 (blended on July 26, 2010).
New Medium Oak Toast - 9%
Port Medium Burnt Toast (Amer. Oak) - 64%
Port Medium Burnt Toast (French Oak) - 9%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 18%

BATCH 3 (blended on September 17, 2010).
New Oak Medium Toast - 18%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 55%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 27%

BATCH 4 (blended on 5 November 2010).
New Oak Medium Toast - 27%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 9%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 18%
La Trappe Q. Medium burnt (Amer. Oak) - 36%
New Oak Heavy Toast - 10%

BATCH 5 (blended on January 25, 2011):
New Oak Heavy Toast - 20%
White wine used Oak Heavy Toast - 80%

BATCH 8 (blended in October 2011):
Whiskey - 70%
New Fr. Oak Medium Toast - 30%

(Beer added by: PapaEugene on 11-06-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MarkyMOD, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

vhmf1978, Jan 20, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

Batch 12

Deep maple brown. Lots of floating yeast. Weak head on the pour and absolutely no retention nor lacing to speak of.

Rich and sweet dark fruit aromas of figs and dates mixed with an underlying brown sugar sweetness. Red wine and sherry. Smooth oak. Big alcohol spice.

Sweet malt flavor overall, lots of ripe dark fruits and brown sugar with a hint of caramel. Just a touch of earthy hop. Oak character smooths out the palate and balances nicely. Finish is strangely clean.

Full bodied, drying in the end from the alcohol. Low carbonation. Slick texture mid-drink and sticky in the finish.

This beer was a nice choice to aged in oak. Adds a nice smoothness and seems to balance the flavors a little bit. Complex and tasty but I think I enjoyed the non-aged version just a little more.

bnes09, Jan 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

DCdevyl78, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Gooners, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

krome, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

raythealeman, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kristjan, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Satchboogie, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tard24, Dec 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

TimHitchings, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

drbenderdo, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tbryan5, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ystazi, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Genecy, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

humulusphile, Dec 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a 12.7oz corked and caged bottle into a snifter
Batch 12

A: Pours a ruddy mahogany-copper color. There is a bubbly white head that fades quickly to a ring of light tan foam. Light, spotty lacing.

S: A combination of traditional quad aromas and whiskey. Figs, raisins and cherries integrate beautifully with warming whiskey sweetness and brown sugar. Definitely a detectable booziness.

T: Starts with standard quad flavors. Cherry and fig with a bit of clove. Booze becomes apparent in the mid-palate, but it's tempered by the overall sweetness. The finish becomes progressively more bourbon heavy. Oak, vanilla and molasses round out the finish.

M: Medium thick but very smooth. Low carbonation, sticky.

O: Certainly a good beer. It could probably use 6-12 months to let the alcohol heat fade a bit. The quad and whiskey flavors already complement each other fairly well. Overall, a good beer. Pricey, but interesting if you're looking for a twist on the traditional quad.

WankelEngine, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Vyronian, Dec 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jackbiersh, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jaydoc, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ncaudle, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

themegamancave, Nov 27, 2013
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.