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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

441 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 98
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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Photo of Mbrown44
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Mbrown44, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of spdyfire83
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

265th Review
37.5cl bottle to snifter
Batch No. 8

Enjoyed at Café Rose Red in Brugge while visiting in early June 2012.

A: Deep brown. 1.5 (mocha) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of whisky, oak, and dark fruit. Touch of booze, but sweet caramel and dark malt is quite welcoming.

T: Taste follows smell accompanied by notes of honey and smoked ham. Lots of barrel (whiskey + oak) on this one too; thus, booze is very pronounced - almost distracting.

M: Full bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A very deep, rich, and complex beer. The barrel presence on this is nice, but the whiskey character could stand to mellow a bit. I think this will get better with time/age but fun to enjoy now as well.

spdyfire83, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

rolltide8425, Aug 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Cbenadu2, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Birdlegs, Jul 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

BrokenStones, Jul 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

JeltMaaj, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Jcd1962
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Jcd1962, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375ml bottle served in a La Trapped chalice glass.

By the way, Batch Number 4 and my review number 400 :).

A: Pours a dark amber clear color forming a small yellow color head. Small retention and some nice lacings left. Beautiful beer

S: Smell is delicious. Whiskey and wood. Caramel. Dark sugar. Caramel malts. Alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Absolutely delicious smell of oak and whiskey followed by candy sugar, caramel malts and bready yeast. In overall a sweet beer with a mild bitter end. Alcohol is evident but not annoying

M: Smooth creamy molasses heavy body. Low carbonation. Delicious bitter aftertaste

O: Excellent beautiful beer! I was not expecting that much...

eduardolinhalis, Jun 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Ryan1423, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bsuedekum, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

theminutemen, Jun 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

aswaller, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

bspain5, Jun 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Ale, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

juliereimer, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

lampshadedude, May 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

perennialpursuit, May 24, 2012
Photo of KAP1356
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 8 bottle I bought while sitting at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, PA. Poured into a chalice...

A - Pours a dark, rich looking, reddish brown color that is a bit murky. Hints of ruby red shine when held to the light. A fluffy, eggshell white head forms about 1.5 inches thick that retains well but does recede to a film on the top of the body. Some slight lacing here and there.

S - Notes of whiskey, peat, and some slight smoke come out front at first nose. Pleasant oak aromas come through as well with the undertones of a solid quad making themselves known as well. Really a warm, inviting aroma.

T - Solid quad flavors of dark fruits come through first. Soon after, the flavors of oak aging really stand out. Flavors of oak, both new and charred, vanilla, whiskey, and some smoked peat come through as well. The interplay between the whiskey barrels and the quad flavors is really nice here.

M - A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel like a quad should have along with a slight dryness from the oak influences. The alcohol also does a bit of warming here and there.

O - I really enjoyed this offering. I felt that the barrels added a nice layer of complexity to an otherwise standard quad. Not that the barrel integration was perfectly done, but more of an enhancement that stood out above the base beer.

KAP1356, May 22, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into Glencairn glass. Batch #7 (June2011).

A: Rather light, with thin head and noticeable bubbles (some in suspension). Honey-coloured in the light, but opaque auburn in the shade. Great lace.

S: Grapes. Smoked wood. Peat, even. I could see Bowmore. Some spice.

T/M: It's...a quad that's been aged in Islay whisky barrels. I mean, even if you hadn't told me, that's obviously what it is. If that sounds appealing, you will like this. If it doesn't, you probably won't. I find it quite interesting. Spicy-dark fruit, but a light mouthfeel and plenty of chewy peat (Laphraoig's influence?) on the aftertaste. Cinnamon apples, grapes, and plums make for a pretty standard maintaste, but the excellent smoky finish really seals the deal for me.

O: Overpriced, but certainly worthwhile. I would drink again, if not buy again. Recommended.

Notes:
"BATCH 7 is blended in June 2011 and is the first batch (of two) that has matured in old whiskey barrels. These barrels come from different whiskey distilleries such as Bowmore, Tamdhu, Strathspey and Laphroaig (Johnstons). The aroma's of the whiskeys have an obvious impact on the final flavor. This flavor is remarkable and clearly different from those of previous batches. Peat and burnt are more present, while wood and wood tannins are less obvious to spot. But the warming effect of the full, robust flavor the whiskey barrels passed on to our already beautiful Quadrupel, makes this batch maybe even the most tasty brewed to date."

AgentMunky, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

njgoodspeed, May 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sprigga, May 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

2neardead, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bostonryan, Apr 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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