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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4.17/5
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2,394 Ratings
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 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.

Added by kbub6f on 03-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,401
Reviews:
966
Ratings:
2,394
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,394 |  Reviews: 966
Photo of heddar33
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleABaird
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DW78715816
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - very light for a quad, hazy copper color.
Smell - banana, sweet, malty smell
Taste - very complex, nice sweetness, low bitterness. I get banana, slight vanilla, malty. It smooths and is better as it warms.
Feel - very smooth and the high alcohol really doesn't come through.
Overall it's very good but for me personally it's not my favorite quad but it is very good and certainly would drink again.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ErnieShanko
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dyvette7
4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Complexity in taste with a beautiful color and slightly sweet which I like. Excellent beer

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Photo of pirmannt1
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeB51982
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huthuty
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Its hás a nice colour, a dark yellow o sorts
It has a nice slightly fruit smell
The flavour is strong but not too much, and it's easy on the mouth almost sweet.
Despite the 10% alcohol content you barely feel the alcohol
Possibly the best beer I've had.
I'd probably drink it at lunch with a strong dish, salty or spicy, to pull me into sipping

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Photo of heygeebee
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quite light colour for a quad, muted nose, smell is all molasses, and with taste a hint of caramel, and really quite sweet. Light to medium bodied, overall good,not great due to slightly cloying sweetness.

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Photo of Yannis77
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Huge head on this pour. Nice golden orange color with almost white head. Smell is yeast, bread, orange, lemon, grapes, raisins. Taste is very smooth. Lot of fruit up front, along with yeast, bread, and woody flavors. A tad bitter on the back end, but it's subtle. Really smooth beer with a nice level of complexity. Overall a great option for this style. Mouthfeel is nice - medium bodied.

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Photo of DodgerLove
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kookaburras
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Voss
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've always found La Trappe Quadruple good but too sweet.
But this is best before 8 2008 so it's a fourteen years old beer, and this changes it all.
Ageing usually brings more sweetness, but time often smooths the edges and in this case made this beer perfect.
Sweet is not so dominant, carbonation is obviously low, smell is so round, molasses, caramel, hint of ripe apricot, chocolate, delicate on tongue and caressing on the palate.
It seems a good oak aged even without the barrel taste but only the goodness that age brings only to what is good in the beginning.
Oude kaas from konigshoeven itself and morbier were the companions in this true experience.
If you have a Trappe Quadruple in your cellar I suggest forgetting it for at least a decade.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Trappe Quadrupel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,394 ratings