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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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BEER INFO

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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2,388
pDev:
10.07%
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Photo of UDbeernut
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Halftime. Going to compare this again in a year to compare how it ages.

Pours a amber capped by a nice foamy head with amazing retention. Lots of visible carbonation. Nose is ripe banana, burnt sugar, and booze. Taste is similar with the addition of dark fruit, perhaps plum is most evident. Medium bodied, buy very creamy mouth. YUM!

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found in bowery wholefoods NYC for $4.99. 330 ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Light and clear sinopia with a tan or ivory head that like most trappist's with high abv, start big and creamy, but dissipate until a small froth is left that laces the glass for the duration of the beer.

S: Plum, cherry, fig, cinnamon, old wood, fresh cut grass and peach. Chocolate and banana.

T: First notes of cherry, banana bread, cinnamon, cloves, honey, munich malt and walnut. Secondary profile of corriander, citrus, pear and merlot grape. Slight notes of raisins and caramel. Light noble hop blended with a fantastic belgian yeast profile. Non dry cocoa finish.

M: Creamy, heavy body with low carbonation. Amazing mouthfeel for such a high abv beer. Low alcohol warmth.

O: If I had to drink a single beer for the rest of my days, this would probably be it. It stands along side such greats as westy, rochefort 10, and st bernardus 12. Fastastic complexity, and amazing, amazing mouthfeel. This must have required a great deal of diving intervention. I would recommend above all others. Amazing.

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4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 300 ml bottle.
Colour is dark orange - light brown against the light with some rows of bubbles rising to the surface. One finger, brownish head that goes away fast but some of it remains on the surface of the beer to protect it.
Very nice, strong smell of sweet fruits.
Taste is also sweet and fruity, with the high alcohol barely noticeable.
Quite thick in body and quite carbonated too.
Overall a magnificent beer!

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes; split a bottle earlier today. 750 mL bottle from the LCBO, caged and corked.

Pours a muddy, murky brown colour with two fingers of silky, off-white head on top. It lasts a few minutes before fizzling away, but is easy to kick back up with a swirl. Decent lacing. Yeasty aroma with the accompanying fruity esters; some banana but definitely leaning toward the wonderfully ambiguous 'dark fruit' side of the, uh, fruit spectrum. Raisins, figs and maybe plums come to mind, with some light spiciness as well. Kind of a bubblegum or vanilla feel. The aroma gets nicer as it approaches room temperature, although the alcohol also fumes up a bit.

Flavour falls on the sweet side with lots of big, bready malt flavour. Brown sugar with more of the dark fruit character from the nose; cherries, raisins, plums alongside mild clove spice and vanilla extract. Aftertaste is spicy and a bit sticky with yeast, banana, and slight warmth from the alcohol. Medium-bodied, with sharp carbonation that quickly softens as the drink warms and the alcohol becomes stronger.

I've had a few bottles of La Trappe's Quad this season and while I may not be as enamored with it as I originally was, I still think it's a very solid brew - which is fortunate for me because it's one of the only quads I can find around here. I've had enough for this year, but if the LCBO brings it in again I imagine I'll be back for more next winter.

Final Grade: 4.1, a very respectable A-. Having had only this one quad at the time of review, I'm definitely not an expert in the style, but I knows what I likes. This is an enjoyable sipper that I would happily recommend to another newbie.

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

Pale cloudy brown, nice head, lovely trails of lace down the side.

Clove, nutmeg, plum, melon, wood, vanilla, spices.

Caramel, toffee, plum, vanilla, wood, grape, clove, (among plenty of other notes) slight alcohol bite, dry finish.

Velvety and bubbly.

Deliciously complex and underrated on here. What's not to like?

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3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a chalice/goblet glass.

Real nice head off the pour, kind of yellow and tan colored, slightly creamy. Body color moves to a deep orange, almost red body, slightly see through. Puck settles to a nice creamy top.

Nose is a nice light cherry fruit, and classic Belgian dark candy sense. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel is sharp carbonation, hot spice clove, and a dry finish. Faint sweetness takes away from a hot and sharp carbonation on the palate. Mild cherry tasting on the finish, but also some noticeable alcohol heat.

Overall, not too bad. Faint fruit though on the finish and not exactly moving a nice malt sense. Carbonation, seems to take away from some of the nice qualities, it's a little too fizzy and there's a hint of alcohol heat a bit. Pretty solid regardless, but not a favorite.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,388 ratings