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

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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 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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Ratings: 2,360 |  Reviews: 957
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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
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

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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,360 ratings
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