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

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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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 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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Ratings: 2,348 |  Reviews: 952
Photo of Jerreve
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DocDownUnder
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in close succession to St. Bernardus Abt 12.

Poured into Duvel tulip.

A-Amber, orange hue with a light tan head

S-Sweet dark fruit smell--raisin, plum.

T-Slightly alcoholic sweetness, with subtle burnt malts. Lingering bitterness.

M-Pretty thin, for a quad.

O-The alcohol is much more noticeable than the other characteristics of this beer. It was enjoyable as an in between beer on New Year's, but nothing close to the quality of St. B.

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Photo of Macca
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a cloudy dark golden colour with a dense just off white head. Lots of lacing.

The nose is dominated by sweet malt (caramel) and booze. Some spiciness as well.

Warmth from the booze is their on the palate but not overpowering. Caramel more evident. A bit of toffee. Some fruitiness.

Medium bodied. Highish carbonation.

An ok quadrupel. Never my favourite style. A real sipper.

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Photo of Pellinore1
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of n2pux
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of jbmeicc
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of WeissBoy
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tonyf55
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of leansean88
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CGBurton
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of vandemonian
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

La Trappe Quadrupel is a delicious Quad with malty, honey flavours.

A: A surprisingly light brown colour and a 3 mm head that fades to pretty light lacing. 3.5

S: Slightly roasty malt with some vanilla and banana. 4

T: Strong malty base with some lovely sweet honey flavours. The finish is pretty neutral. 4.5

M: Some foamy and thick. 5

O: 4

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark burgundy elixer, a few fingers of roasted marshmallow head and bits of floaties, yumma...Smells like some sweet raisin and and sugar cookies, belgian yeast and faint coca cola. Thick sweet, bready, yeasty, a hint of spice, and lots of love in the palate. Basically it tastes like christmas dessert in a bottle. Really it is the epitome of all the flavors I taste in other Quads and say, I wish it had more of this or that. Well all those great notes are expressed strongly in this quad. Thick heavy body and cuddly carbonation caress the tongue in a syrupy chewy mess. Overall I'm a happy camper, if you have the means, I highly recommend it.

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Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -28.1%

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 89.7% out of 100 with 2,348 ratings
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