1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged)La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

413 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 413
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 92
Gots: 117 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) Alström Bros
Ratings: 413 | Reviews: 136 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of peensteen
peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 11:56:05 | More by peensteen
Photo of Jwale73
Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 23:24:51 | More by Jwale73
Photo of dantezeull
dantezeull

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-17-2014 14:58:57 | More by dantezeull
Photo of Griffith
Griffith

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2014 02:13:47 | More by Griffith
Photo of thierrynantes
thierrynantes

France

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 16:07:43 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of Longhorn08
Longhorn08

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 00:58:33 | More by Longhorn08
Photo of lonewolfcry
lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 22:48:38 | More by lonewolfcry
Photo of krl2112
krl2112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-29-2014 03:10:25 | More by krl2112
Photo of atone315
atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2014 12:09:00 | More by atone315
Photo of TheDrunkGnoll
TheDrunkGnoll

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-26-2014 02:08:46 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
Photo of ChaosKittyXJ9
ChaosKittyXJ9

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-26-2014 02:05:15 | More by ChaosKittyXJ9
Photo of Omnislash7
Omnislash7

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-24-2014 03:41:30 | More by Omnislash7
Photo of markgugs
markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

04-20-2014 13:58:16 | More by markgugs
Photo of Stinger80OH
Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2014 13:40:35 | More by Stinger80OH
Photo of teromous
teromous

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

The bottle states: 0:00 K24F13 BATCH 14

A: Hazy medium shade of dark brown beer, a lot like murky pond water (excuse the negative imagery). Very little white head that fades quickly. Decent lacing.

S: Alcohol right off the bat. A bit flowery smelling. Even with the strong alcohol, it has a very pleasant scent to it. It smells like a bag of dates before the nose is overwhelmed by the scent of alcohol.

T: Mellow alcohol flavor, with a sweetness like cotton candy. It's a very delicate and light beer. It's nice. The bottle says "Oak Aged Trappist Ale" however I do not notice any oak character. It's not very complex for a quad, and it is quite simple. It's enjoyable though.

M: The mouthfeel is perfect. It's nice and smooth with just the right carbonation, a nice clean finish that is refreshing.

O: Overall I'd say it's a very nice beer, just not an exceptional quad. It excels in simplicity and delicateness. The most prominent flavor is alcohol. Personally I would have liked a more complex and flavorful beer. For a beer with "oak" in the title, I would have liked some oak influence in the flavor and aroma. It's not something I would probably buy again, because it just wasn't memorable enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 22:02:03 | More by teromous
Photo of scottgoblue314
scottgoblue314

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-15-2014 19:04:48 | More by scottgoblue314
Photo of PacificCoaster
PacificCoaster

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-15-2014 03:22:13 | More by PacificCoaster
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2014 18:18:33 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of leitmotif
leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2014 17:28:45 | More by leitmotif
Photo of hunterjames
hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-10-2014 23:16:46 | More by hunterjames
Photo of AS79
AS79


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-09-2014 17:44:04 | More by AS79
Photo of azerrima
azerrima

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.2%

04-07-2014 23:19:59 | More by azerrima
Photo of Lukebell15
Lukebell15

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-31-2014 01:06:39 | More by Lukebell15
Photo of calcnerd
calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-26-2014 01:11:51 | More by calcnerd
Photo of Aggro
Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2014 17:02:54 | More by Aggro
La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.