La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged)La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2009, the Koningshoeven brewery reinstated an age-old tradition: aging La Trappe Quadrupel in oak barrels (also known as ‘barriques’).

This way of aging ale results in a unique, complex flavour, which varies from one type of barrel to another. Quadrupel can be conserved for many years, and is a real treat for true ale enthusiasts. And this is yet another ale that continues to ferment after bottling, while its rich taste and high tannin content are likely to even surprise many a wine drinker!

BATCH 1 (blended on June 1, 2010).
New Oak Heavy Toast - 18.2%
New Medium Acasia - 9.1%
Port Medium Burnt - 36.4%
Port Medium Toast - 36.4%

BATCH 2 (blended on July 26, 2010).
New Medium Oak Toast - 9%
Port Medium Burnt Toast (Amer. Oak) - 64%
Port Medium Burnt Toast (French Oak) - 9%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 18%

BATCH 3 (blended on September 17, 2010).
New Oak Medium Toast - 18%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 55%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 27%

BATCH 4 (blended on 5 November 2010).
New Oak Medium Toast - 27%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 9%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 18%
La Trappe Q. Medium burnt (Amer. Oak) - 36%
New Oak Heavy Toast - 10%

BATCH 5 (blended on January 25, 2011):
New Oak Heavy Toast - 20%
White wine used Oak Heavy Toast - 80%

BATCH 8 (blended in October 2011):
Whiskey - 70%
New Fr. Oak Medium Toast - 30%

BATCH 14 (blended on June 24, 2013).
Acacia Wood - 7%
New Oak Barrels - 11%
Limousine Barrels with Cognac - 82%

BATCH16 (blended in March 2014)
Brandy 36,5%
Oloroso 27%
New Oak Medium Toast 10%
New Oak High Toast 10%
Late Burgundy 10%

Added by PapaEugene on 11-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#755
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
594
pDev:
11.19%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
202
Trade:
5
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Photo of markjknowles
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 28: This is the best quad by far that I have ever tasted. A smattering of foam around the edges and in the middle. Lacing that traces down the sides after being poured into a traditional Garre glass. Malty, peppery funk for aroma. Earthy smelling. All this comes through in the taste along with dark brown sugar providing a mild molasses bitter and a hint of buttery vanilla courtesy of the oak barrels . A hint of dried plum, raisin. Creamy mouth feel with tiny bubbles tickling through the syrupiness. This is absolutely artful to me. One of the very best beers I've ever tasted.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was given this as a gift and bottles is 7 years old and batch 9:

There wasn't much of any head, looks like flat Cola. Smells brought me in with oaky, smokey dark fruit, burnt malted sugar, and sweet barley wine characteristics.

The mouthfeel was a bit watery with flavors of wet cardboard basement tied in with prunes, chocolate covered raisins, and dates along with oak, wood, and whiskey.

Overall this was enjoyable, maybe slightly passed prime. But was really good warm....never stepped into the fridge.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer appears to be flat with no head. It is rich with dark copper to ruby highlights and no viscosity. The LaTrappe label can be read clear through from the opposite side of the chalice.

The aroma is dominated by rich dark fruits. Specifically, a ton of figs, plums and prunes. Molasses and brown sugar are also clearly present. With warmth, this closely resembles plum pudding.

Light holiday spices add to all the fruit noted above with some cherry added in. Booziness is mild, as is the finish and the sweet maltiness that threads it all together.

A creamy texture works with the light body. Alcohol is as expected with a modest bite and a light heat. Soft carbonation is barely present.

This makes for a great sipping beer for reading on a crisp, clear, perfect autumn day while a wood fire perfumes the air from a distance. It is exquisite with age. Thank you Meghann & Wayne.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't love the regular La Trappe Quad, but the Oak Aged version was sublime. Far superior to Oak-aged St. Bernardus in a side by side.

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Photo of Buglumpbeer1971
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

First of all the synthetic cork was very hard to remove. Batch 16 saved for Christmas eve beer. Dark Amber almost flat appearance. No head whatsoever.
Aroma for bread crust sweet wine or the smell of a very refined whiskey.
Taste extremely smooth. Similar to a barely or wheat wine.
Feel was very smooth and thin again more like a barley wine, likely due to aging.
Overall may have been past its prime. Flavors did develop as it was slowly sipped and savored. It seemed live up to its expectations by the last sip. In all fairness it was my 4th beer of the evening and it had some big acts to follow. Didnt intend it to be last initially. Again it was an enjoyable classic.

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gyro555in
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkylerShores
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chossboss
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmg480
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing! Vanilla baby!

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 594 ratings