Our BrewView on La Trappe Trappist Quadrupel was originally published back in August 2014. I remember trying La Trappe Quadrupel for the first time in 1992. I seem to also remember the color of the liquid being a bit darker back then. But that was 28 years ago.
La Trappe Quadrupel is the heaviest ale of La Trappe Trappist ales and is eponymous of this ale style. A full, warming and intensive taste.
STYLE: Trappist Quadrupel. ABV 10%.
APPEARANCE: Deep amber color good clarity, with thick, dense off white head that has even-sheeted lacing as the beer is consumed.
AROMA: Bananas, dates, raisins, almonds, vanilla extract, caramel malt, bready yeast phenols.
FLAVOR: The aromas carry over into the flavor, with spicy undertones.
MOUTHFEEL: The carbonation level is moderate, the mouthfeel is rich and silky. The dried fruits linger in the finish.
IMPRESSION: One of the best known Quads in the world. Can be paired with rich cuisines. Savor slowly, drink with reverence.