La Trappe Quadrupel

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Type: Quadrupel
  • Brewed by: La Trappe
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Region Available: Australia , Belgium , Brazil , Canada , Chile , Denmark , England , Finland , France , Greece , Japan , Netherlands , New Zealand , Norway , Poland , Scotland , Spain , Sweden , USA
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: http://www.latrappe.nl/
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  • 10.00% 
  • 857/3686 
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La Trappe Quadrupel. La Trappe's strongest beer with a marvelous amber colour. Its warm taste is full-bodied and mild, slightly sweet and pleasantly bitter. A unique beer that is actually laid down for years in the cellars of the abbey for further condition.

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Reviews: 3

  • Jun 22, 2014
    JimBeam1983 (152)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
    4.9
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    This one was bought by by mistake by one of my friends. We had tried the Tripel a while back and he thought he had bought more but our unanimous statisfaction, he bought the Quadrupel.

    330ml bottle served in snifter at room temperature:

    Pours a foggy mohagony showing no carbs and topped off by a huge creamy white head with a slight tan. Lacing properties are crazy making the brew very appealing visually.

    The nose is outrageously fruity and nutty with tons of banana, molasses and almonds. I got a strong alcohol backbone giving a brandy aspect to the nose. Sometimes getting the alcohol in the nose is not a positive trait but in this case I found it fitted just right. It's almost as if you were about to drink a winter warmer so it makes the brew promessing.

    On the tongue, the beer is dense, effervescent, putting out tons of candied fruits and nuts. It breaks down into foamy and sweet liquorish dattes leading to an incredible warm finish lasting ages.

    This is just a wow all the way. I recommend any Quadrupel fan to give this beer a try. It's dense, complex and yet incredibly delicate. Awesome product! Cheers!
  • Jul 31, 2011
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Ohio Beer Lovers
    4.8
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    Pours an exquisite and hazy deep amber. Not much head, but a good amount of lacing. Smells of grapes, oak, and caramel. Then, there's the taste. Sweet malt, a nudge of bitter hops, then a familiar unctuous feel and flavor that reveals the oak aging. Full, creamy, round mouthfeel without being heavy. The 10% ABV warms on the way down, but doesn't overpower any of the magnificent flavors. Unsurprisingly, it becomes more complex and the flavors bolder as it warms.
  • Jul 17, 2009
    generallee (312)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    3.1
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a goblet.

    Appearance: The body has a dark crimson amber color with bright ruby highlights and good clarity. It forms a small light tan head on top that fades out fast leaving little to no lacing.

    Smell: Its nose has some fruity, raisin like estery notes with some honey like sweetness and dark sugary notes.

    Taste/Mouth: The flavor starts on a somewhat thin on a medium body with sweet candy and a honey malt base with simple mild fruity notes. Raisin is the stand out. The presence of alcohol is very mild and adds some brandy like complexity to the finish. Hop flavor and bitterness are not noticeable. The texture is slick and thinner than I would expect for a Quad. The carbonation is light and somewhat fizzy.

    Notes: I was really under-whelmed by this beer. It tasted fine but it lacked the complexity and body of other Quadruples I have tried.