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

La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged)La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged)
BA SCORE
4.29/5
586 Ratings
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:
#716
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
586
pDev:
11.19%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
200
Trade:
5
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of PolarBear3
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dirty , muddy brown colour with one fingered head that retains fairly well

S - Bourbon whisky, dark fruits, plums, raisins, sweet malts with vanilla

T - Similiar in taste with loads of dark fruit, bourbon, but more oak, charred, earthy flavours including a sweet caramel, toffee and banana.

M - Medium carbonation and medium bodied

O - Wow! The aromas are amazing an it is a great quad that can be sipped slowly with delight. Love it and highly recommend. Enjoy!

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Photo of Wobbly
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best quad's I have ever tried. Have had it on tap several times and vintage aged bottles. Always solid.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rangerred
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a goblet. Batch #12

Pours a hazy dark brown with just a thin, wispy head. Some ok lacing but nothing really special.

Bourbon is quite prominant in the aroma and this makes since as 91% of this batch was aged in bourbon barrels. The vanilla and smoke is complimented by raisin and plum along with a very pleasant yeasty note. It is very reminiscent of pipe tobacco. Quite Nice.

Loads of bourbon on the taste but it is somewhat muted. This, of course, contributes lots of vanilla and char notes along with a touch of caramel. Dark fruits permeate underneath with raisin and plum. Sweetness is held in check with just a light stickiness washing over the tongue. Light bitterness as well.

Overall, this is an awesome beer. The quad/bourbon combination is interesting and works quite well here. I am very interested to try some of the other barrel blends as they sound very interesting. While this beer is a bit on the pricey side, it is well worth the occassional splurge.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DMarlinJ
2.66/5  rDev -38%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This was batch 9. Poured into a snifter. Heavy pour no head to speak of. Poured at 52 degrees
into a clean glass. I was alarmed at the pour. I had stored it in on my cellar floor in the dark, temp about 60 degrees should not have been a problem, others have done fine. Must have been the retail store or in shipping that made it go bad. Look stayed cloudy but no floaties.

It smelled ok, not spoiled but too much alcohol.

It had sour note with fruitiness. I don't care to go in-depth. Very disappointed because I had a batch 11 and it was very good. I rated it 4.5.

Mouth was flat. Unappealing.

Overall, I was very let down. Not often I get a bad beer. $15.99 down the drain, although I did drink it. Just suffered through it because I could not pour it out.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 586 ratings
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