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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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
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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4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to Koning. goblet.

Appearance was very nice: rich copper in color with a nice off white head. The smell was interesting because the first thing that I noticed, as well as my wife, was that it smelled strangely of fingernail polish remove (acetone-like). Quite odd because I have never noticed such a smell with any other Quad, and this is my favorite style. Regardless of the smell, It didn't take away the taste from some sweetness coming through and a nice caramel flavor. Nice carbonation in the mouth and felt quite thin, probably because of the alcohol content.

Overall, it was a good quad, but the smell took some points away because I really couldn't distinguish much else because of this.

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

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer appears a rusty orange color. Moderately hazy with a light tan head that leaves ample lacing on the goblet.

The aroma offers fruit, yeast, malt, citrus, berries. While the aroma is pleasant enough, I find it very uncharacteristic of a Belgian quad.

A tad sweet, with plenty of fruit and yeast. Alcohol really emerges in the flavor, a bit more than I prefer. Sweetness grows as I make my way through the beer. Lingering alcohol presence.

Medium to full bodied with relatively high carbonation.

I have had every Trappist quad multiple times, and this one is my least favorite. Still, a decent beer and worth a try.

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- amber, darker, don't remember a whole lot, I was already pretty loose and the pub was dark

S- very good smell

T- very good taste, complex, sweet, strong flavor but can't taste the alcohol too much, very strong banana flavor overall, very much in line with other top of the line Trappist Quads

M- very smooth and creamy almost

O- one of the best Trappist Quads I've ever had! Not too much alcohol flavor like some other Quads (Rochefort 10), not too sweet, great overall flavor, is definitely strong but not too much so. Has a great complexity to it. Probably one of my top 10 favs so far in my journey!

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,333 ratings.
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