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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

434 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 94
Gots: 131 | 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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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -53.5%

11-06-2013 03:25:01 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-03-2013 01:39:19 | More by bcm75
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PolarBear3

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%

A - Pours a dirty , muddy brown colour with one fingered head that retains fairly well

S - Bourbon whisky, dark fruits, plums, raisins, sweet malts with vanilla

T - Similiar in taste with loads of dark fruit, bourbon, but more oak, charred, earthy flavours including a sweet caramel, toffee and banana.

M - Medium carbonation and medium bodied

O - Wow! The aromas are amazing an it is a great quad that can be sipped slowly with delight. Love it and highly recommend. Enjoy!

10-26-2013 11:28:58 | More by PolarBear3
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-25-2013 22:22:02 | More by Wobbly
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-25-2013 03:27:06 | More by JAHMUR
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

10-19-2013 15:31:13 | More by kristougher
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

10-12-2013 16:35:25 | More by Sspeer1
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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-10-2013 14:23:11 | More by Eriogonum
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%

375ml bottle into a goblet. Batch #12

Pours a hazy dark brown with just a thin, wispy head. Some ok lacing but nothing really special.

Bourbon is quite prominant in the aroma and this makes since as 91% of this batch was aged in bourbon barrels. The vanilla and smoke is complimented by raisin and plum along with a very pleasant yeasty note. It is very reminiscent of pipe tobacco. Quite Nice.

Loads of bourbon on the taste but it is somewhat muted. This, of course, contributes lots of vanilla and char notes along with a touch of caramel. Dark fruits permeate underneath with raisin and plum. Sweetness is held in check with just a light stickiness washing over the tongue. Light bitterness as well.

Overall, this is an awesome beer. The quad/bourbon combination is interesting and works quite well here. I am very interested to try some of the other barrel blends as they sound very interesting. While this beer is a bit on the pricey side, it is well worth the occassional splurge.

10-07-2013 02:22:00 | More by rangerred
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 16:46:07 | More by francisweizen
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

09-26-2013 01:23:03 | More by smithj4
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Tertullian007

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-25-2013 01:00:33 | More by Tertullian007
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-23-2013 16:21:32 | More by GraduatedCashew
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ldelancey

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-22-2013 21:14:06 | More by ldelancey
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Odyss002

Greece

4/5  rDev -7%

09-21-2013 10:33:53 | More by Odyss002
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ChestSplitter

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-14-2013 02:18:31 | More by ChestSplitter
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BlackNote

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

09-12-2013 13:17:31 | More by BlackNote
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jeiiVP

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-06-2013 15:25:12 | More by jeiiVP
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simoen

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2013 13:06:07 | More by simoen
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-25-2013 23:35:43 | More by straightlambic
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MaevaS

France

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-25-2013 19:08:08 | More by MaevaS
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

2.68/5  rDev -37.7%

This was batch 9. Poured into a snifter. Heavy pour no head to speak of. Poured at 52 degrees
into a clean glass. I was alarmed at the pour. I had stored it in on my cellar floor in the dark, temp about 60 degrees should not have been a problem, others have done fine. Must have been the retail store or in shipping that made it go bad. Look stayed cloudy but no floaties.

It smelled ok, not spoiled but too much alcohol.

It had sour note with fruitiness. I don't care to go in-depth. Very disappointed because I had a batch 11 and it was very good. I rated it 4.5.

Mouth was flat. Unappealing.

Overall, I was very let down. Not often I get a bad beer. $15.99 down the drain, although I did drink it. Just suffered through it because I could not pour it out.

08-20-2013 14:32:19 | More by DMarlinJ
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2013 01:33:32 | More by RyanTheLion13
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corneliusfontaine

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-18-2013 14:44:40 | More by corneliusfontaine
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -7%

08-17-2013 04:43:40 | More by marct
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.