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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: 110
Gots: 145 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

KrittyKratz, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

beast464, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch 6.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, candied fruit, tawny port, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with toffee, candied fruit, tawny port, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with fantastic smells and tasty but slightly oxidized flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 16, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 12 - 91% Bourbon Barrels - 9% Cognac Barrels

A - Murky maple syrup color with floating yeasties. Very little tan head.

S - Sweet with dark fruits, figs & raisins, oak, brown sugar, spicy alcohol, light cognac notes.

T - Sweet malt with ripe dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, spicy alcohol. Cognac is more noticeable than aroma with light bourbon notes. Very sweet and boozy but it plays well together.

M - Full body with low carbonation. Slightly sticky and syrupy.

D - A bit boozy but I like it. The cognac adds a nice touch.

brewcrew76, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

LouderThanDevil667, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

FarmerF, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

midlifec, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

muskiesman, Jun 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

sshanksss, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

atpca, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

lebriarjr, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

travy82, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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...

mdagnew, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

CampusCrew, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

emalc, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

linnymtu, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DanGeo, Jun 01, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Big_Beers, May 31, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

leroybrown10, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

PappyVans, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Rabae6, May 24, 2014
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
96 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.