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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: 2,364 |  Reviews: 957
Photo of imbibehour
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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Photo of VierBier
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Everydayoff
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a tulip.

The appearance showcase is dark brown amber tinge with a garnet hue, thick off-white velvety head stands firm with the strength to endure elapsing quite a long length of time and yields elegant ring of lace yet another several spots.

Nose is dark fruits (plums, prunes, currants), yeast, fresh and cool note like floral and mint, honey, brown sugar, caramel and bread malt, all those fruitiness and sweetness are also mingled and wrapped with phenolic spice.

Like in a nose, fruitiness and sweetness still overwhelm with additional sweetness from alcohol, some spiciness makes a complexity, hop bitterness cuts at the end with a mild touch.

The body is rich, a bit sticky through palate, low carbonation, proper mouth feel.

Great big beer, it’s prominently sweet but still good drinkable.

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Photo of slimspady
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of nickthetick
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear mahogany with some sediment floating around in my Brewers Art goblet with a finger of khaki head that thins out slowly and leaves very little lacing.

S: leathery, dates, raisins, figs, vanilla, wood like, light cherry, a bit of nutmeg and loads of Belgium dark sugar.

T: leathery, musty fruits are right up front; they attack the nose and the tongue right away. That nutmeg enters to make an interesting note mixed with the fruits. Light cherry notes and vanilla with some oak notes. Very complex.

MF: medium body and a tad chewy. A little dry on the end.

O: great beer, great Quad, very complex and I love that its just a tad dry and the flavorful taste and nose.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: A reasonable amount of sediment settles into an opaque, burnt sienna colored liquid with a pillowy creme colored head.

S: Spicy cardamom and cumin hit the nose up front with banana esters, apricot, light melon and hints of clove lingering on the back.

T/M: The texture is inviting and thick on the tongue. Carbonation is lower than average but might feel higher if the beer was less viscous. More banana, peach, white grape and clove bring up the finish with a lingering alcohol burn.

A great sweet Belgian that actually feels higher than 10%.


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Photo of brewskifan55
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A: hazy rust color. A white one finger head that dissipates. Lots of tiny bubbles hang around. When I swish it around, a layer of foam returns.

S: You can smell the dark fruit 2 feet away. Raisins, plums, figs, biscuity.

T: Smooth, malty as hell; caramel heaven. Sweet, dark fruit finish. Bourbon taste slides in to top it off. Wow, this is nice.

M: thick and chewy. Carbonation is off the ricter.

O: Outstanding. Worth the price. I could smell this one all day and slowly sip the yummy Belgian goodness. This is a perfect quad.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

the exemplary belgian quad in my book. pours a nice hazy medium amber color with a vibrant off white head. nose of smokey wood, belgian yeast, and candy sugar. flavor is great, so smooth. ive got some slight fruits and some gentle sweetness. wicked complex. if i was less stoned id have better adjectives, but this one is hitting all the notes. mouthfeel is as good as it gets, very bright carbonation and a medium body turning into buttery silk. love the mouthfeel on this one. overall an excellent beer, even though it might score lower by these qualifications, i like it better than the oaked quad. just a perfect illustration of what a beer can be. lovely

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Photo of oesarth
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of andrenaline
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes... Always pleased to see some solid offerings at the local LCBO, but certainly a rarity as of late.

A - Pours a murky swamp water colour, finger of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet buttersctoch, toffee, cotton candy, raisins, orange rind and plums.

T - Orange rind, pineapple, butterscotch, toffee, malter milk, unique sweetness, mellow ABV (especially given the strength), reminiscent of a barley wine and less spicey than a traditional Belgian.

M - Medium bodied, lighter bodied ale with plenty of carbonation, fitting for the style.

O - This one has loads of hidden flavours and is extremely dangerous coming in at 10% ABV. You will not be disappointed and I'm hoping I can secure another bottle to age.

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Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Harkrank
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Stocean1
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a big three finger head into a pint glass, sticky lacing with great retention, opaque, deep amber with red highlights

The aroma is banana, bubblegum, yeast and candied sugar

Taste follows the nose with pear and apple

Mouth is medium to full bodied, with some carbonation, smooth, sweet and dry, little bitterness just enough to balance it out.

Really a spectacular quad.

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Photo of cowboy83
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Jerreve
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ckk527
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of horshack7
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Into a Goblet is a dark amber colored beer with a off white to beige head.

Aroma: Ripe fruit, figs, bready roasted malts, minor note of alcohol in the nose. Subtle notes of clove in the back with a touch of spice.

Taste: Caramelized sugars, dark fruits raisins, plums, and quite alot of malty sweetness. Bit's of spice and clove here and there. The mouthfeel is quite smooth with a light floral hop bite.

Notes: Not too bad of a beer it's very sweet is not a bad thing and rather drinkable.

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Photo of sd123
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of specialiste
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of jjkatter
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into a La Trappe goblet...

A- rich amber brown with tan lacing head. Appears to be plenty of carbonation. Head quickly disapates, but lacing remains.

S- bold, with lots of plum, raisin and vanilla custard. Yearns to be consumed.

T- WOW! Really nice... Extra full body with complexity abandon. Caramel and toasted barley with lots of dried fruit (figs, raisins). The 10% ABV is masked well (too well, perhaps). Exceptional balance and incredibly drinkable.

MF- velvety and lucious. Plenty of effervescence, but not overwhelmingly so. The carbonation seems to tame as you are drinking it. Nice simi-dry finish

O- I suggest you respect the ABV and sip through this one, although it was so delicious I wanted to keep the glass raised. You will want to savor it to the last drop. God bless the Trappist Monks

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 330 ml bottle. There are batch codes on the back label but no freshness dates.

Appearance: Poured into a tulip. The color is cloudy mahogany with mostly caramel brown tones. Two fingers of slightly tanned, buttery head dissipated to leave a skim of foam and a ring around the edge.

Smell: Big time spice, dark fruit, and sweetness. Plum, cherry, raisins, red apple, yeast, lemon, caramel, chocolate, and boozy sharpness. All of it is tinged with spice.

Taste: Velvety and sublime. It is so good it is hard to taste. The dark fruit from the smell is most prominent, especially the plum and cherry. All the fruits, though, create an excellent blend that is difficult to deconstruct. It is also maltier than the aroma led me to believe; there is quite a bit of caramel that balances everything. The yeast is there, as well as the spice, though it is not as potent as it is in the smell. The alcohol is noticeable, but faintly.

Drinkability: Excellent stuff. For some reason I get the feeling I am drinking a piece of heaven.

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Photo of gushov
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Robje
5/5  rDev +19.9%

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,364 ratings
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