Now this is what a lovely ale looks like! After a careful pour, as there's quite a bit of sediment, La Trappe Quadrupel is a delicious ruby amber colour with a beige frothy head that disappears quickly to leave a thin foam layer. The aroma of malt, treacle, liquorice and dark fruits is positively mouthwatering and I couldn't wait to have a sip.
What an amazing taste! It's like treacle toffee melted and drizzled onto a fruity malt loaf. The complex taste lingers and changes in your mouth to reveal hints of burnt toffee, liquorice and banana dipped in brown sugar. It's quite harshly carbonated and very fizzy but at 10% ABV it's not a beer that you want to drink quickly.
I can't rate it highly enough and I'm definitely adding it to my favourites list. It's an amazing taste experience with dark treacle oozing out of each mouthful, making me want to equally guzzle it and savour it. It's probably just as well it came in a 330ml bottle as it's so very moreish that I'd easily get sozzled on this one!
La Trappe Quadrupel is as near to perfect as you'll ever get, so it's no surprise that Ale Be Seeing You Again!
Brewed by De Koningshoeven Brewery, Holland
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