Friday, March 9, 2012
La Trappe Quadrupel (Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands)
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.