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Around The World In 80 Beers episode 167: La Trappe Quadrupel
La Tappe Quadrupel

Pours slightly opaque dark brown with a medium head that fades away quickly. Very little carbonation visible.

First sip: Sweet caramel and toffees up front with a strong fruitiness (raisins? plums?) leaving a port-like flavour. Malt is almost buried under the other favours. No hops bitterness to speak of. The sweetness lingers after the swallow and is a little cloying. Medium mouth-feel with very mild carbonation tingle on the tongue. Each swallow hits the stomach with a blast of warmth. Nice beer burp.

Wow, this is sweet! But not unpleasantly so. I'd almost class this as a dessert; one to have after a meal. It's definitely one to have in Winter - each swallow hits the stomach like a glass of hot water - not surprising given the alcohol percentage. It definitely needs to be drunk with something to nibble on, to cut through to the sweetness. A wedge of (cheap!) blue-vein cheese works well, but a cheddar or packet of crisps would be just as good.

La Trappe Quadrupel
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
10% alc/vol
330ml bottle

La Tappe Quadrupel

Same again, sir? Yes.

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Would love to see an animated version of one of your beer critiques. :)

Blue vein cheese... tried it once when it was on a free buffet. I don't think I could acquire a taste for it.

Animated would be excellent!

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