La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #15
Ranked #1,733
4.19 | pDev: 10.02%
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
Notes: Quadrupel is La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber colour. Its warm and intense flavour is rich and finely balanced. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel continues to ferment after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark copper colored with a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering two thirds of the top. The aroma is sweet, dark Belgian candy sugar and malt. The taste is packed with sweet dark Belgian candy sugar, crisp faint milk chocolate, and caramel. The mouth is thick, dense, and decadent.

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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: amber brown, big frothy head settles quickly with poor retention. A touch of haze.
AROMA: bread and cinnamon and allspice, touches of cherry and brown sugar, slightest hint of vinegar.
TASTE: red wine, ginger ale, fruitcake, yeasty finish.
FEEL: thin for a quad, a little flat as well, but also smooth.

Very good. The flavor makes up for some of the other less than spectacular attributes.


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Guaro from Italy

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

White, fine and persistent foam. Ruby-colored body with splendid amber reflections. On the nose banana, cherries, plums, candied fruit, white bread and spices. On the palate caramel, banana, fruit in alcohol and dried fruit, spicy spicy, cinnamon and cloves. Spicy and slightly bitter finish. Very balanced aftertaste between banana and vanilla dessert and spiciness. Tall but elegant abv. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Very very balanced and good beer.

May 24, 2020
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markkyronaylin from Ireland

4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look: lighter than usual for a quad, amber to mahogany in colour, a tonne of really tiny bubbles rising through the beer, one finger smooth white head with great retention and lots of lacing.

smell: super rich roasted malt flavours, lots of fruit sweetness, fig, cherry, plum, strawberry, orange, raspberry, some brandy, like la trappe’s dubbel and tripel, it has this hefe-esque banana smell, but it’s less potent in this than the other two, some vanilla, oaky, earthy, slightly grassy, toffee, some bitterness there too, and a unique floral character as well.

taste: oh my , that’s incredible, the malt flavours are just absurdly good, they’re sweet and smokey and oaky and rich yet not overwhelming, lots of toffee then, then all those aforementioned fruit flavours shine brightly afterwards, and the finish is just divine, tobacco and dark fruits and orange and brandy, the presence of alcohol is very apparent but in a good way, so good

feel: full bodied, medium to high carbonation, sticky, somewhat creamy, lots of alcohol warmth in the back of the throat, this beer ain’t trying to hide that it’s 10%, delightful.

overall: just an absurdly good beer, everything i want in a beer, makes you just wanna lie down in a meadow and stargaze or something quaint like that. excellence.

May 14, 2020
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beerbully from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- light mahogany, translucent, 1/2 inch head....long retention......lacing is thick

S-caramel, dark fruits, fruity esters from yeast, figs, raisins, plums, boozy, banana, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon

T-Similar to the nose......lots of dark fruits....raisins, prunes, figs.......malty sweetness.....bananas, vanilla, spices.....lingering sweetness in the finish

F-Slick, oily, moderate carb, medium body

O-Not a favorite style of mine but it's complex, enjoyable sipper

Apr 12, 2020
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Pivopijak from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear caramel & light auburn color. Medium white head. Caramelized banana & some clove in the aroma. Delicious fruity spice note, mingling with some alcohol during taste. Great spice laced finish with nothing lacking. This Dutch beer has been and should be a benchmark standard.

Apr 03, 2020
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-steve- from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This clear, light brown beauty smells of banana, caramel and raisin. An inch of persistent, tan head looks mighty fine in a La Trappe chalice. Tastes of banana, caramel, brown sugar and tobacco. Delicious. Carbonation sparkles across the tongue with a dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Superb quality.

Feb 09, 2020
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OlaB from Norway

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light brown color with a big top of kaki colored head that dissolves slowly.
Aroma is caramel, bread, raisins, prunes, ripe plums, banana, brown sugar and peppercorn
The taste starts of sweet with sugary and fruity notes, that is nicely ballanced with a malty background with bready caramel notes.
The finish has some light spicy bitterness and leaves a long and strong aftertaste. Soft and creamy mouthfeel with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A really fine and enjoyable quadruple. On the top of the shelf.

Feb 07, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad. Not like Winnie the Pooh on acid - which is what I wanted. This one is more like Eeyore on some shitty mushrooms. It still does the trick, but I’m not stoked.

Jan 03, 2020
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octortus from Canada

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL Bottle. ABV 10%.
Appearance: Light red/light brown, Under medium, Beige head, Broken cap.
Aroma: Prune, Raisin, Caramel bready malt, Wood, Biscuit, Slightly floral, Pear.
Mouthfeel: Above medium, Slight pleasing alcohol warmth on finish, Slightly slick.
Flavour: Prune, Fig, Raisin, Pear, Wood, Caramel malt, Slight banana, Brown sugar.

Review: 105

Jan 03, 2020
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.17/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

October 23rd, 2015 - On top of the Trappist shootout is the La Trappe Quad, an unexpected entry to the evening's beer samplings, and one that might be given a courtesy entry since the label tells us the best by date is September 2013. We won't judge it too harshly. The aroma begins with a crisp pear note, both light and bright, and the light crisp and saline breadiness of a saltine cracker. I also smell some blueberry and cinnamon, with just a little light caramel adding a drizzle of extra sweetness. The flavor is much sweeter than the smell suggests, but I don't agree with my drinking partner about how monotonic it is. He insists it is straightforward and dull, and he is mostly right. The flavor is dominated by a grape flavor, but several varieties: grape juice and grape jelly. It is a kludgy taste, but I'm willing to blame some of that on the afflicted age of the beer.

Dec 30, 2019
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4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Lovely “quad” Trappist ale, deep golden color with hazy appearance. It weighs in at 10% abv. Full malty, smooth and sweet ale. A lovely sipping experience!

Dec 24, 2019
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officerbill from New York

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Amber red with a thick creamy head
S: bananas, cloves, plums, burnt sugar
T: caramel, plum, banana, raisins, wheat bread
F: slight tingle from moderate carbonation, full mouthful, smooth over the tongue with a stone fruit bitter aftertaste
O: an excellent quad

Dec 17, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy burgundy-brown with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is great. Aroma is plum, raisins, apricot, and caramely, nutty, bready malts. There is a twinge of bready yeast and clove at the finish. Flavor profile is plums, raisins, apricot, fleshy nectarine, molasses and caramely, nutty, bready malts. Great depth. Mouth feel is medium with a silty velvetiness that reveals a little more large grain towards the finish. Overall, big with nice depth. It's lightly sweet, but without being cloying or dessert like.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 11.2oz bottle.

Nov 30, 2019
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of April 2021. Poured into a La Trappe goblet glass.

Appearance: A copper amber colour with a nice two finger beige head that had good retention and eventually settled to a thin replenishing layer while leaving lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruit, dates, prunes, plum, dried apricots, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, bready, brown sugar, caramel and toffee.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, dark fruit, dates, prunes, plum, candi sugar, caramel, alcohol, with hints of Belgian yeast and clove.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice aroma and flavours with an appropriate amount of booziness. As it warmed it got borderline too sweet, it just means I should drink it a bit faster!

Oct 30, 2019
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Beech105 from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very beautiful beer. Poured from a bottle, amber in color, 2 finger head which laced very well. Smells of spice, and vanilla. The taste follows the smell, and covers the alcohol nicely. Pretty sweet aftertaste.

Oct 07, 2019
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Lanas from Greece

4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is really impressive and definitely a high quality.. This beer has anything you want and is very balance..
First of all the aroma is amazing.. From the start you really feel something good is here.. When you put her in the glass, the beer flowing very calm like one easy wave in the beach.. The colour is impressive too.. Gold brown with few small bubbles inside.. But the taste is the something else.. The taste cover very well the 10% alcohol.. Is very sweet and calm beer.. It flowing in your month so smooth and easy.. You feel like you get some kiss from one gorgeous woman. And lastly in my opinion has the best finish from any beer i have drink.. The finish is so good so orgasmic and endless.. You feel some very awesome caramel taste in your month and it last many seconds before is gone..
Overall one high quality beer to drink.. Has amazing taste and one of the best attitutes out there.. You give this beer to woman that you want to married..

Drinking temperatures:10-14 °C

Sep 02, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice amber color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice fruity and spice hints
T-Taste follows the nose with a nice fruity and spice flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Belgian Quad

Jul 28, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.42/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite style of beer but I can appreciate how well-made this one was. Smooth, mellow, rich, complex, well-crafted. Looks great, nice honeyed amber color with some fluffy tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Aromas of banana, clove, Belgian yeast, malt, honey. Taste follows the nose. Smooth and rich, sticky mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Really good for its style, just not my go-to type of beer.

May 11, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy dark amber color with plenty of prickly champagne like carbonation. Body has a dense thick feel about it.
Aroma oddly enough comes off like bubblegum at first. It quickly changes to raisins,dried plums, sweet malt, yeast, a little doughy bread,, and a caramel cherry candy scent .
Taste is somewhat sweet with a very mild bitterness which mellows as it warms. Dark fruit, cherry, malty, sweet doughy pastry.
This is far from one dimensional, different flavors and aromas show up and keeps this interesting and delicious

May 02, 2019
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice reddish color. 1 finger whie head that doesn't last too long, and it dissipates to a nice ring around the edge of the glass.
The nose is somewhat of a boozy dark fruit aroma. There's also a slight malty sweetness to the aroma.
Taste - Nice rich raisin, and some malty sweetness. The sweetness reminds me of honey.
The body is thick and full. Not much of any boozy burn.
Delicious quad. They really know how to make them.

Apr 09, 2019
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StupidToad from Netherlands

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on draft in Amsterdam. The malt character was amazing. Clear, honey/amber with great legs and a tight, lacy head. The alcohol blends awfully well with the rich malt flavor. While the hops are typically not forward, there is a nice initial bitterness that leaves quickly. Incredibly satisfying.

Mar 28, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle coded L25A17 poured into a La Trappe goblet at fridge temp 10% ABV. The beer pours barely hazy light brown in color with light khaki head. No lacing. The head quickly recedes to a small island and thin ring. The aroma is sweet with notes of raisin, date and rich malt. The taste is semisweet caramel raisin bread with cherry and stone fruit accents before a drying, non bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation. It's noticeably sweet, but not cloying. Overall, very good. Delicious and enjoyable quad.

Mar 10, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with tastes of brandy and rum. Rich feel with good balance. Drinks solid despite the heavy ABV and very enjoyable beer within its class.

Mar 08, 2019
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JonnoWillsteed from England

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Chestnut brown with hints of red. 1Cm off-white pillowy head that holds up well.
S- Stewed cherries. Alcohol fumes.
T- Cold Xmas pudding, sweetened stewed cherry compote, with gratuitous lashings of brandy/rum added. Let this one swirl around the mouth before swallowing the flavours really seem to build.
F- Rich [though not sweet], puddingy, deep. Lovely balance, eg for a 10%(!) it comes over as refined in all respects.
O- This is a beast of a beer, a dream winter-warmer. I'd need to remortgage though given what it costs if it became habit-forming. My wife has suggested I can 'buy this again when ever you want' as she rates it two thumbs up as well.
Bought from Wholefoods, Kensington High St., London W8. £4.19(!)/330ml bottle. BBE: Nov-2021

Feb 25, 2019
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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