Sunday, February 8, 2009

Koningshoeven Quadrupel (La Trappe)

Koningshoeven Quadrupel Trappist Ale

Ratebeer 3.81 96th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

This is the only Trappist Ale produced in The Netherlands.

Taste +4

The nose is very sweet with raisins, dark cherries, malt and alcohol. The taste is all trappist style; effervescent alcohol backed with malt sweetness, plums, dark fruit and cherries. You can almost equate this to tasting a strong rum cake that has been put through a blender.

Aftertaste +1

There is the strong alcohol presence balanced with the raisin/cassis sweetness.

Alcohol Content +1 10%

Ouch, you can sure taste it. Oddly it does not seem out of place.

Value +1

This was not cheap. I picked it up at the CBAW in Cook Street Village for about $8 for 230ish ml.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Molson, Nightware, Matrix and myself tried to finish the blood harvest map on expert. The key word here is "tried".

If you like strong Trappist Ales, this one will not disappoint.

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