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

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95
world-class

443 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 100
Gots: 136 | 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 cradke
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 3 bottled 9/10

Appearance: Cloudy. Carmel, A thin fine head. Opaque.

Smell: Very complex and very good. Molasses, carmel, fruit. The batch 3 used 55% port cask and it really shows. It is much more, dare I say, tropical tasting than the original. I get notes of pineapple and raspberries and it's fantastic. At 10%, there is no alcohol taste. Exceptionally well layered and complex. Something to behold in my opinion.

Taste: Carmel, molasses. very layered. The oak comes through and adds a nice backbone to it. Figs, earth, with a bit of alcohol. It evolves greatly while oxidizing.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, spreads nicely. There is a nice amount of carbonation that adds a nice touch.

Overall: A great beer that really benefits from the oak. I love the original and this really added a wonderful touch. The nose is fantastic and it gained a great amount of fruit and layering from the aging. I had been looking forward to this for a while and it didn't dissapoint. I really enjoyed it.

Batch 3, aged 1 year then poured from a bottle into a orval snifter.

cradke, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

N8DAGR8, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

godmare, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of megahurts4
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*I have multiple reviews under this review (one for each batch). Highest ratings are added to each category

La Trappe Oak Aged Quad Batch 6

Appearance: orange-brown, medium head, and good lacing. 4

Smell: alcohol, dark fruits, and a faint toffee. 4

Taste: dark fruits, oak barrel, and a slight brown sugar sweetness. 4

Mouthfeel: medium and subdued. 4

Overall:
This is a pretty good brew. For being a tad on the watery side, this is a pricey one. The flavors are pretty well balanced, but could use a little tweaking. 4

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La Trappe Oak Aged Quad Batch 7

Appearance: brown, medium head, and some good lacing. 4.5

Smell: yeast, dates, figs, and other dark fruits. 4.5

Taste: banana, oak barrel, faint yeast, and a maltiness. 4

Mouthfeel: medium-light. 4

Overall:
This is a good batch. The oak flavor is very strong. The dark fruits are plentiful in the aroma, but very faint in the taste. 4

megahurts4, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

vkv822, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CelticAleMan, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev -7%

PacNWDad, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Mdodge8837
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Mdodge8837, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of plickxt
5/5  rDev +16.3%

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of zgunder
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

zgunder, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of falcon1
4/5  rDev -7%

falcon1, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -7%

Texasfan549, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce/375 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch #3. I've had this bottle for a while now, so I might as well drink it! Served in a Dogfish Head Signature glass, the beer pours a murky amber/brown color with about an inch light tan head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet, it smells like brown sugar, oak, caramel malt, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, and port. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some banana and dark fruit flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Overall I think it's a good but not great beer. At $14.99 a bottle I probably wouldn't buy it again, but even then I still think it's worth trying.

bluejacket74, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +16.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

ckeegan04, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3

Pours an opaque orange hued brown body with an off white head.

The bouquet is both complex and unique. Bananas, apples, plumbs, brown sugar, and spice.

Brown sugar and malty sweetness start things out on the front of the palate. Fruity esters of banana, spicey phenols, and subtle oak notes add layers of flavor. The spice seems to turn slightly astringent on the finish.

One of the mildest uses of oak aging I've come across. If you were expecting some big vanilla or wine notes, you won't find them here. Maybe the barrel was going neutral by the time it was filled with beer. This bottle is over a year old, but in my experience, barrel flavors don't really mellow over time. The yeast character and sweet malt are the primary flavors. I don't know that it delivers the goods for the price (~$15 per 375), but it is a good beer. I feel a bit let down, but I've never been the biggest La Trappe fan anyway.

BradLikesBrew, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 3

This was a unique find. Hell of a smell. Lots of toasted oak, Carmel, candied sugar, licorice, bready notes in the nose.

Gorgeous dark brown pour with a small egg white head. Little to no lacing.

The taste is wonderful with be oaky barrel characteristics truly breathing life into this quad. That is followed by lucious candy coated plum and dark fruit bread taste that lingers around the palate.

Pretty awesome.

Patrickbrusil, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of uturn
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

uturn, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Mar02x
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle at the Drankengeers in Oostakker Belgium. I am really looking out to take a sip of this beer. I have a bottle of batch no. 5.

A - A beautiful hazy dark amber. There is a lot of yeast swirling around in my glass. I didn't shake the bottle, but still it there. The foam disappears rather quickly, and a thin layer remains. There is no carbonation in my glass.

S - Oh, a very strong oak smell mixed with a sour scent. That is something I dislike in a beer.

T - Velvet! This is really something different than the original one. I can already say that I liked the original one more, but this is a beautiful attempt to make something good, better! The sourness is gone though.

M - The taste makes an evolution in your mouth, first comes a little sweet from the original, second there is the medium carbonation, than comes the white wines tones, after that comes the oak, through to a slightly dry and bitter finish. After swallowing, the tastes of fresh oak lingers around and around.

O - Like I said; a beautiful attempt to make something good even better.

Mar02x, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

sideshowe, Nov 15, 2011
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.