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

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

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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Reviews:
945
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle from gift set, with gift set glass...really pretty! Data on bottle says: 13: 06
K28H12

Golden copper color with some small floaties ~ paticulates. Nice head hangs around for awhile with pleasant swirls.

Sweet amber malt aroma. I've been drinking this beer for many years...usually in big bottles and I've generally found it too alcoholic fresh with unpleasant phenols. Aging helps those big bottles to a degree.

This little bottle, however, I'm assuming bottled within the last 3 months, is right on...minimal heat or unpleasantness...a beautiful balance of malts and strength...caramel, fig, sweet plum, milk chocolate, and a touch of alcohol. Very easy to drink.

To double check my analysis, I just took it to a discriminating Colleen and she said, yum, is this a grand cru? She gave the big thumbs up also. Big yum!!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a chalice.

A. A deep redish amber with a couple of fingers worth of head which sticks around for awhile.

S. It starts with some light tropical fruit and some sweet caramel malt and finsishing with some spice.

T. Its not quite as complex as it smells. It has a toasted malt flavor and then finsihes with some sweet fruit(cherries).

M. It has some body and a medium mouthfeel.

O. This is a very flavorful beer which has a decent balance and screams Belgium Quad even though its from the Netherlands.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a La Trappe chalice. Pours a hazy, almost coppery medium amber with a fine two finger off white head with great retention and lacing. Complex aroma of caramel malt,plums, dark dried fruit, light cherry and banana. A hint of sour and mineral. Flavor is sweet, well integrated fruit, dominated by plums, light hints of stone fruit, dried dark fruit and cherry, sweet malt. Finishes somewhat drier, leaving pleasant residual light hops, fruit and a touch of wood. Medium, creamy bodied. A very nice Trappist quadrupel that is a joy to drink.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,321 ratings.
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