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

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
2,354 Ratings
La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Quadrupel is La Trappeā€™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.

Added by kbub6f on 03-07-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of takemetothelion
3.02/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at Bootleggers after really liking the Tripel, so hopefully similar experience. About $11 poured into a tulip.

A- A very clear light dark reddish. Lots of lacing and a 1.5 finger head. kinda surprised at how this one looks. The tripel was much cloudier.

S- Not much to the nose, some fruit and yeast and alcohol

T- Honestly not very complex as I was expecting. Grape and apricot, as well as a strong alcohol. 10% is a lot to hide but thought it would be more robust. Not much harmony with that strong alcohol taste.

MF- Very light, above average carbonation. Pretty drinkable except for the alcohol overpower

Overall, will not get again, not my favorite. For my personal taste I thought there could be more going on. I like darker brew anyways and I was really impressed with the tripel.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of chinchill
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've been looking forward to trying this for some time. Superb, lightly spicy aroma with caramel malt and hints of honey. ABV well hidden. The light spicing in the nose is much more obvious in tasting. Rich and complex flavor but, unfortunately, it is just too sweet. On the other hand, the aftertaste is great.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Birch.

A - Honey color, nice lacing in glass, thousands of tiny bubbles in head.

S - Aroma of fig, grape, pine.

T - Taste is superb. This one had a year of aging, so it was smooth, balanced, and delicious.

M - Medium body, nice and creamy.

O - I had only tasted this beer in bottle before, so the draft was much better. In fact, I could use the term "awesome." Loved it.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Argion
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap in Greece during my vacation. Overall a very nice beer. I did like the glass it was served in. Beer had a nice dark red color, not a lot of head but a bit of carbonation. Taste stayed the same throughout and it paired well with the German style fare that was served. Overall a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet. "19:14" and "K17L10" on the bottle, if that means anything.

3.5 A: Murky orange mahogany color. One finger of creamy off-white head. Retention is okay for the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Wonderful nose on this. Earthy and fruity - prototypical of the region. Dates, figs, plums, prunes, raisin, and tobacco. Light pepper and clove yeastiness. "Clean" earthiness. All the aromas blend together really well. Quite impressed.

3.75 T: Tastes like the nose, except that it's much, much earthier. Usually I wouldn't mind this, but it distracts from the fruitiness. Fruits mentioned above with a light spicy yeastiness. Still good.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Pleasant, spritzy carbonation. Smooth.

3.75 D: Tasty beer. I was in the mood for something just like this.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -64%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with light beige foam. Aroma has belgian sugar and yeast esters with some dried fruit notes. Taste starts sweet and malty with sugar and booze notes but gets more astringent and quite bitter on the finish with some earthy/woody notes and alcohol warmth. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Not really my thing, too boozy and it lacks some flavor complexity.

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Photo of MarioM
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy amber red with almost no head but creamy bubbles with little lacing. A little on the lighter side compared to other quads.

S: Fruity, Belgian yeast, dark brown sugar, mikados and some booze.

T: alcohol comes through but fruitiness and sweetness is well balanced. Nice sweet malty character with no bitterness but definitely fits the style very well taste wise.

M: Alcoholic aftertaste with great malt and great sweetness.

O: Great quad, a little in the lighter side compared to other squads but flavor wise, spot on. A must have for the Belgian Beer people.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brureview
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been cellaring this for 7 months- should have waited even longer:)

The beer pours a beautiful ice tea color with a 3 finger head into a tulip. Good amount of lacing.

Lemon, apricot, cloves, lemon chiffon cake- a pleasant but not overwhelming aroma.

The mouth feel is not malty as in other quads, and is well carbonated for the style.

The taste is outstandingly complex-cloves, lemon, apricot, and alcohol.

As the beer warms up, the complexity becomes more amazing- more apricot and the alcohol mellows. This is a true sipper.

In general, a wonderful complex beer. Doesn't fit the tasting notes of a quad. This comes with cellaring it for a while. Next bottle will be a year or more.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,354 ratings
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