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 28

We have meanwhile proudly presented BATCH 28.

As this ale is poured, the characteristic peated aroma of the Islay whisky can be detected from a distance. This rough smoked and roasted peat aroma thus largely determines the aroma profile of this ale. The abundantly present oak comes across prominently with the alcohol. A vanilla aroma is apparent. The ale aroma is only present in the background.

The roasted turf aromas are also evident in the flavour. The bitterness of the oak barrels and the sweetness of the Quadrupel result in a rounded and heavy whisky-style flavour. The aftertaste is dominated by the wood tannins and the smoked flavour remains in the mouth and throat.

This batch 28 is recommended for the real (Islay) whisky lover. Anyone looking for a full and strong ale flavour and who loves a smoked and roasted aroma will definitely appreciate this batch.

BATCH 28 was distributed as follows:

Type in BATCH
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Single Malt 71%
New Oak Medium Toast 29%

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