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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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.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served an over-sized wine glass (La Trappe signature glass).

Appearance: A semi-hazy amber with heavy bubbles on the body. Head maybe 1/3" off white slightly thick in frame and still hangs around after a few sips.

Smell: Has a banana feel right to the nose, with hint of wheat and honey. Just right.

Taste: A complex brew that has a little bit of everything, sweetness of banana with a pale bitterness that makes you think you chewed the skin. Yeast elements combined of a light sour bread doesn't make you think twice of the price.

Mouth: Dry finish compliments this brew. Nice sticky feel to it with medium carbonation.

Overall: What a total beast of a beer, I mean what is there not to ask for. If you share a passion like I do for quality grab a glass and pour. Salud!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of IPA35
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 75cl bottle from the only Dutch trappist brewery.

Looks like a dark amber, much lighter than most other quads.
Hazy and a slightly off white head wih mediocre retention.

Smells different too, more medicinal and less fruity than expected. Big on the caramel, banana and spice.

Tastes nice. Nice and sweet, a fruitiness with more light fruits: pear, grape and cherry.
As it warms up the dark fruits (cherry note and such) become more appearant but this is not a beer with a big dark fruit component like other dark trappist like Rochefort 10, Westvleteren 12 of even Westmalle Dubbel. This is a complex beer but for the style not that much. A nice beer and this is much more drinkable than other quads. Dangerous at 10% but a good thing since I need to down 75cl of this stuff. The alcohol is very well hidden.

The mouthfeel is nice, medium to full bodied and it is well carbonated.

Overall a recommended beer, not a stereotypical quad but a very pleasant beer nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my La Trappe goblet. Purchased in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a deep amber, ever so slightly hazy body with a 1" white head that doesnt stick around very long and leaves some uniform white lacing.

S- Bubblegum, ripe bananas, sweet caramel. Quite potent.

T- Starts off with a freshly baked bread note which develops into tropical fruit, banana, and bubblegum notes. Ends with a slightly hoppy, spicy bite. No booze.

M- Medium-high carbonation, medium body.

Quite an enjoyable quad. Hits all the high points of a belgian and an excellent interpretation of the style. On the fruitier, more bubbegummy side of the belgian spectrum. Recommendable.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very large head took up most of the glass which is off white. eventually a clear copper body was seen.

S: dried fruits mostly pear, toasted malts, some dark fruit but not much, musty yeast and wet socks.

T: fairly fruity but not too sweet, and as with the aroma is mostly green apple and pear for me with Belgian yeast, toasted and caramel malts, brown sugar. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M: medium body, smooth with moderate to high carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A very easy to drink and flavorful quad. Didnt really stand out much from others I have had but still very good and a must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a copper, or dark orange color, with lots of active yeast, and a thick, off-white head that recedes to a creamy topping. Looks delicious! Not see through, deep grainy orange when held up to light.

S - Heavy banana, mild clove, lots of wild yeast aroma and alcohol. I guess I'm not good at smelling Belgian ale, because most of them tend to have the same characters. But it achieved its goal! Very strong smelling, makes you wanna take a gulp.

T - Well look at that... heavy banana, mild clove, wild yeast! Tastes extremely Belgian, with a good touch of alcohol warmth and a lot of yeast notes all over. It doesn't stand out as anything unique or out of this world, it just has a great, balanced Belgian taste.

M - Thick and chewy, but still drinkable. Carbonation is very active, even after a hard pour. All around great mouthfeel for the style.

O - Not exactly unique or groundbreaking, but fulfills it's role as a smooth, flavorful Quad at a generally reasonable price. I'll probably drink it again, but I don't think I'll die if it comes off the market. If you're into Trappist beers though, it's a definite must-try.

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the newest Giant Market & Craft beer cafe in Harrisburg on Linglestown Rd. Corked & caged bottle into a cervoise chilled.

The color is deep amber with light cream cap w/ slight chill haze and goo lace/head retention. The smell is very appealing to me with abundance of malt sweetness in the aroma with mild floral hop note and yeast phenolic with mild bready element and slightly honey like accent. The feel is very good with high carbonation level and strong full body with malt heft and drying alcohol on the palate with crisp finish that has a lingering spice texture.

The Quad tastes like some toasted malt is present with the yeast adding a clove accent with mild honeylike tinge and floral hop element adding to the complexity with subtle alcohol in the taste and the strength is not all that apparent with malt providing the majority of the flavor with a nice effervescent yeast that leads to a dry mineral tinged finish. A great Belgian and originator of the Quad style I have been enjoying this for over a decade I am happy to drink this on occasion and it is very drinkable for the style.

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a muddy brownish orange body with a thin white creamy head that quickly fades.

S: I am getting a lot of your typical abbey ale and quad smells and a little bit of sweet grain.

T: I am getting a little bit of alcohol, some sweetness and of course the signature quad type flavors and a strong amount of yeast.

M: The beer is very smooth and goes down with ease.

O: This is a pretty decent quad, but not as good as some of the others I have had, but I would for sure drink it again.

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4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: amber, reddish/brow... yet you can still see through it. has some effervescent carbonation and light head that quickly dissipates.

S: Lots and lots of fruits (Cherries), figs, dates, and toasted malts

T: notes of citrus (oranges and tangerines) and cherries. Has that pungent Belgian taste that I love.

M: wet and bitter/tangy upfront then a bit boozy but gradually finishes sweet.

V: Never doubt a Trappist ale... Great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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