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 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler from Moondog Growlers (Marietta, GA). 13.49. Served in a snifter. 

Pours orangey brown with 1.5 finger iff white head. A little lacing. 

Smells sugary sweet. Slight banana. Not bad but not much depth. 

Taste is even sweeter than the nose. Banana, candy sugar, cherry, apple and a bit of spice. Long dry aftertaste. 

Feel is medium full with mild carbonation. 

Overall it's quite good but a much funkier quad than others I've tried. Less dark fruit and more Belgian. 

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip at the right serving temperature. Ill begin with saying that huge aromas were hitting the nose on the pour. Poured a copper and foggy color with a 2 finger head with decent retention. Smells of dried plums, bananas, fruityness from the yeast, raisin, biscuit and a hint of alcohol. Taste was complex as it usually is with most good quality Quads. Dried fruits,banana and a delicous fruity yeast. Finishes perfect with the alochol balancing out the sweetness. Taste lingers around for a few seconds which is nice and makes you want to go back for more. Medium mouthfeel with an oily presence as well. The carbonation seems to stick out towards the whole drink, something i didn't expect.
Overall this is a good quad. Not perfect, but very nice. For it being such a big beer (alcohol) it mimics that of a lighter Trippel. Very nice indeed.

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes on 03/02/12:
Bottle code: K12J10; Poured in a snifter.

A - Over one inch of off-white carbonated head that sticks around for a minute or two; Very dark tea-brown in color with a subtle shade of maroon; Very cloudy appearance; No lacing left behind

S - Nice bouquet of aromas here that work well with noticeable alcohol; Notes of figs, cherries, caramel, bananas, and sugary sweetness

T - Lots of perceived alcohol here that's a bit much for me, though it does mellow some to work better with the other flavors as the beer warms; There's some sweetness in the taste that goes well with the alcohol and peppery flavors; Rounding out the overall flavor are tastes of buttered toast, grapes, pepper, cherries, plums, fig-like dark fruits; and caramel; Sweet and tart dark fruits linger in the aftertaste; The beer seems to be more wine-line as it warms and nears the end of the glass

M - Tons of carbonation that is approaching soda territory, though it does mellow as the beer warms; Just above medium bodied; Other than the rough edges by the alcohol, the beer is pretty smooth going down; Pretty dry finish that increases as you near the end of the glass; Lots of warmth in the finish/aftertaste that lingers, making the 10% ABV totally credible

O - This was a pretty enjoyable quad, although it's much better when closer to room temperature as the flavors seem to work better with the alcohol; Aside from the noticeable alcohol, the flavor and aroma are quite good and provide solid depth. I wouldn't mind trying this beer again sometime, preferably with some age to mellow out some of the heat.

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

Poured into La Trappe glass.

A: deep red with purplish hue, cinnamon colored head, nice retention, tons of lacing

S: nose is malty with notes of dry grains, light fruits- primarily grape, a hint of clove and banana

T: things starts off slightly sweet and malty, the dryness of the malts comes through quickly, notes of raisins in the middle, the finish is a bit on the spicy side with the Belgian yeast and banana. Nice balance. Much less sweet than some other quads.

MF: smooth body, medium carbonation

O: well balanced Quad, abv is deceptive, nice representation of the style

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

300ml bottle poured into a chalice

a: pours a cloudy pale brown, with a two finger head that dissipates to a half finger and stays.

s: aroma of banana and yeast esters, as well as some darker fruits. a nice spiciness as well.

t: a sweet malty flavor, banana and yeast flavors, spiciness, alcohol content hidden quite well.

o: very complex and enjoyable, glad i was able to try it.

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

La Trappe Quad has one of the smoothest pours I’ve ever seen, leaving a very creamy head that lingers quite a while and leaves beautiful lacing. It’s burnt orange in colour and carbonation just streams up the glass like crazy. Very, very nice looking. The smell has a lot of subtleties in it, which I’ve never been very good at describing. I smell some cherry and Belgian yeast mostly, with light spices. The taste is quite simply amazing. It’s perfectly balanced with a sweet malt character up front and bitter hops in the finish. In between its a great ride of spice and fruit. Mouthfeel, a 5. I don’t normally do that but it actually is perfect. So incredibly creamy with a nice dry finish. I adore this beer, and I look forward to trying the other beers in the La Trappe Family.

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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes...
A - swampy brown, thumb of head retained well consistent lacing
S - pear, plumb and butterscotch with booziness
T - Big kick of dark fruits, butterscotch and boozy sweetness, fruity finish
M - Creamy with a big carbonation kick, smooth finishing with alcohol dry and warmth
O - a tasty big brew, even though the whole idea of a 'quad' always seems a little contrived to me, I never look a beer horse in the mouth

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

A - Pours a hazy amber with a big off white head with lots of carbonation.

S - Sweet caramel with a hint of spiciness and ripe fruit. There is also a yeast bread quality, almost reminds me of a cinnamon roll.

T - Lots of malt, tons, there is a good bit of sweetness left. Caramel, Belgian yeast, ripe fruits, lot of esters in there with a touch of spice at the end. For being 10% is masks the alcohol very well.

M - Starts smooth and almost creamy, but quickly you feel a tingle from the carbonation and alcohol. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and leaves you ready for the next sip.

O - Excellent Belgian quad, I want more!

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