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

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435 Ratings

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 95
Gots: 131 | FT: 2
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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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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2014 00:10:38 | More by muskiesman
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-24-2014 16:29:37 | More by sshanksss
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-24-2014 05:10:19 | More by atpca
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-23-2014 20:31:00 | More by lebriarjr
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-19-2014 02:06:33 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-16-2014 22:54:32 | More by travy82
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New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-14-2014 13:21:32 | More by kingjohnh
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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
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2014 17:39:44 | More by CampusCrew
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4/5  rDev -7%

06-08-2014 00:21:00 | More by emalc
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-07-2014 17:43:15 | More by linnymtu
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-01-2014 03:27:49 | More by DanGeo
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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

appearance murky Brown with red hues when held towards the light.

Smell-big candied fruit alcohol laced FIGS
also cherry

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
Great beer

05-31-2014 02:58:59 | More by Big_Beers
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4.6/5  rDev +7%

05-25-2014 23:06:26 | More by leroybrown10
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2014 01:11:39 | More by PappyVans
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2014 14:50:48 | More by Rabae6
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2014 00:03:31 | More by delgotit99
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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Rhode Island

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
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-17-2014 14:58:57 | More by dantezeull
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2014 02:13:47 | More by Griffith
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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

Beer bottle batch#12 (37,5 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : red amber color with off white head (not persistent).
Smell : whiskey and fruit malty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : woody and caramel flavor, with warming alcohol presence.
Overall : a nice beer in the style Quadrupel.

05-10-2014 16:07:43 | More by thierrynantes
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 00:58:33 | More by Longhorn08
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 22:48:38 | More by lonewolfcry
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4/5  rDev -7%

04-29-2014 03:10:25 | More by krl2112
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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