La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
375ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown... according to the bottle this is batch 15 which was aged in Oloroso sherry barrels
Poured a mahogany red colour with lots of yeasty haziness. Creamy head poured loose and frothy and faded almost instantly to wispy covering... no real lacing to speak about...
Lots going on in the aroma... lots of rich oaky boozy notes mixed with sweet nuttiness - hints of almond and pistachio, toffee and treacle, very woody, musty, some overripe (rotten ?) fruits - apples and bananas, grainy malts, toasted (burnt) raisin bread, light smokiness, some chocolate, butterscotch...
Taste - Strong warming boozy soaked ripe fruits mixed with lots of spicy Belgian yeastiness, bready, very woody, musty, toasted nuts, vanilla, very light toffee sweetness, sweet treacle, some vegetal traces, anise - hint of cough medicine, burnt butter...
M&D - Fairly smooth and creamy... medium bodied... A little boozy to be very drinkable - this one is a real sipper
Overall - An excellent example of an oak aged brew... highly recommended although not sure if its worth the £10 or so i paid for it...
06-09-2014 15:05:12 | More by mdagnew
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
appearance murky Brown with red hues when held towards the light.
Smell-big candied fruit alcohol laced FIGS
taste-candy covered fruit,a litte bit of a whisky note. Hardly any alchohol taste. this was my first time with this batch...cola and whiskey come through- barley wine characteristic. I much prefer the earlier batch with the exception of the white wine batch
mouth feels slightly carbonated smooth.
overall batch 8 is a delicious all around beer not as sweet as other batches
05-31-2014 02:58:59 | More by Big_Beers
4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
Batch 10 - 75% Malbec Wine Barrel 25% New Oak
Hazed ruby-brown colour, no head or lace at all. Smell is of red wine, oak, dark fruit, raisin and plums, vinious, rich malt and a bit of dark sugars, really nice nose on this. Taste is a bit of a let down compared to the nose but still quite nice, dark fruits, red wine and oak, yeast, plum and raisin with some dark bread, mild sweetness and some slight oxidization. Very light carbonation, medium-full body. This was quite tasty and the nose on this is incredible, would have liked more carbonation though, less carbonated than most of the style.
05-23-2014 11:56:05 | More by peensteen
4.13/5 rDev -4%
Batch 11. Pour a murky mahogany with just an off-white skim of a head. Nose expresses figs, plums, a sugary character and booze. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of some toasted notes and a hint of tart cherries. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, slightly still, with a light oiliness to the consistency; perhaps a bit thin for the style. Overall, another great La Trappe beer. Just wish it had a little more body.
05-22-2014 23:24:51 | More by Jwale73
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.