La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged 375ml
In 2009, the Koningshoeven Brewery reinstated an old tradition by aging La Trappe Quadrupel in oak barrels, thus creating a unique Trappist ale with a perfectly balanced flavour, special aroma of wood, and an alcohol content of 11%.
The complex taste depends on the type of barrel in which it is aged and therefore, each batch is different. The ale continues to ferment after bottling, may be kept for many years, and offers real indulgence to the genuine ale lover.
The aging process involves new as well as used barrels. The tantalising combination of flavours thereby created depends on the drink that had been previously stored in the barrels, whether it was port, whisky, wine, or brandy. The ultimate taste is also affected by the type of wood the barrel is made from. New oak casks, for example, give the ale its characteristic tannins, which impart a delicate vanilla and almond flavour.
BATCH 27: This batch has a light brown, almost beige foam collar with nice bubbles, which disappears quite quickly. This gives the beer optimal odor, with a greater enjoyment. Striking mahogany color, darker than the normal amber brown quadrupel. The aroma is very complex and invokes flavor associations of red wine, sweet caramel, alcohol, dried fruit (dates, plum), honey, vanilla, oak and banana. Tasting new flavors will continue to emerge. This batch has a chic flavor with a lot of oak. The alcohol is well balanced with the sweetness and moderate bitterness of this Quadrupel, with the characteristic Quadrupels flavor in the background. Like the aroma, the taste is also very complex. Batch 27 is characterized by a warm and gentle soothing taste and a nice stimulation of the carbonic acid. In summary, this is a characteristic tasting beer to enjoy. BATCH 27 was distributed as follows: Type in BATCH Used vessels Spätburgunder 80% New Oak Medium Toast 10% New Oak High Toast 10%
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