Friday, March 9, 2012

La Trappe Quadrupel (Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands)

Sharing a bottle of La Trappe Quad tonight with my wife.  As the only Dutch Trappist brewery, I am admittedly smitten with Koningshoeven beers.  Our first trip outside of the United States was to the Netherlands to visit the home country.

Hazy copper ale with a light brown head that pours thinly into my La Trappe glass I bought at Koningshoeven on our visit in 2003.  Dates, figs with oak and light spice in the nose.  Dark fruit with a hint of black cherry, heavy caramel and an oily resin taste.  Dry finish that counterbalances the sweetness of the malt.

Classic example of a Trappist quadrupel that should be tried by all who pursue beer knowledge.

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