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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

464 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 108
Gots: 144 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

vkv822, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

PacNWDad, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Mdodge8837, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

zgunder, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

falcon1, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Texasfan549, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
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
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

ckeegan04, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
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 +16.6%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +4.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

uturn, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Mar02x
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
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 +16.6%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

sideshowe, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ej285701, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jera1350
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #3:

With a sandy colored head of creamy soft suds on top, this beer has an amber body with sediment stirring about. Awesome retention of the head.

The nose is quite malty with lots of sweetness in the form of brown sugar and caramel. A light oak scent leads to some vanilla also.

Complex as hell is the flavor. Some rum raisin and fig along with caramelized sugar and vanilla. Some noticeable alcohol with some of the oak coming in at the end. Not much oak. Tastes much like regular La Trappe Quad, which is still awesome.

Very dry with a body that feels relatively light from the soft and abundant carbonation.

I really like this beer, but I must say that it is nowhere near its price tag. $17 for 12.7 oz.? I'd rather go with a full 750 of regular La Trappe Quad for $6 cheaper. This is still a great beer, but it's hard to notice the oak aging and it's cost is not really worth it. I will enjoy the hell out of the rest of it though.

jera1350, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of eslemarc
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 6, 12.7oz bottle in a Libbey goblet.

Deep dark brown/slightly amber color and very thick in appearance with no opacity, typical of a Trappist. Very small, short lived cream colored head that quickly dissipated to a very sparse head, light lacing was very sporadic.

The nose was very strong with an array of fruit, mostly apple, banana, and other nondescript citrus accompanied with hints of malt breadiness and a bit of yeast. Very welcoming and rather surprising with the abundance of fruit.

Very smooth mouthfeel with light to medium carbonation, slightly bitter up front but leads way to a very mellow sweetness of the aforementioned fruits and some other malt sweetness.

eslemarc, Nov 06, 2011
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
96 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.