La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged (11%)

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%.


Pure indulgence for the genuine ale lover

Trappist specifications

11% Alcohol
12-18 °C Serving temperature
Ingredients: water, malted barley (Munich, pale, caramel, roast), glucose syrup, hop, yeast
Colour: 35-50 EBC
Bitterness : 16 BU / I
Shelf life: 300 months (bottle)
Available in: 37,5cl
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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 30

Batch 30 is presented with a fragile beige foam head and a warm gold/amber-coloured beer tone. The most important part of this batch is the cachaça, the Brazilian term for rum, which, just like other varieties of rum, is also made from sugar cane. The difference is that this rum is always made entirely of freshly-squeezed sugar cane juice, which is what also gives it a distinct sugar cane taste.

The first impression in terms of scent is alcoholic with fruity rum hints of tropical fruit and several herbs, including ginger and liquorice. Just like the caramel and malt aromas, the oak is also clearly present, but not too prominently.

The taste is full to bombastic, with plenty of caramel, spices and ripe fruit. Without a doubt, you can recognise the flavours of ginger, dates, sweets, oak, smoke, and, of course, the remarkable bitterness of La Trappe Quadrupel. The ageing enjoys the proper fullness; the taste is pleasantly sweet while not losing any of the robustness. Together with the vanilla, all these flavours combine to make a beer that brings new taste sensations to the fore with every sip. 

BATCH 30 was distributed as follows: 





New Oak Medium Toast


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