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 EBU
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 31

Batch 31 presents itself in distinctive amber-brown shades. The main ingredient for this batch has been matured for two years in casks used for the production of Malbec, a French red wine from Cahors. Malbecs are powerful, full-bodied wines with a deep, dark colour they are nearly black. At first impression, the aroma of this Quadrupel is highly complex, with hints of ripe black fruits (blueberry, bramble, plum, and cherry), vanilla, and sweet caramel.

New flavours continuously emerge. This batch is wine-like in flavour, with a heavy dose of oak. The alcohol is balanced out by the beer’s sweetness and mild bitterness. The classic Quadrupel taste remains present in the background. On the whole, this results in a spicy flavour palette.

As the beer warms up, the oak flavour will become stronger and the finish will be dryer and more tannic. This ensures the beer stays sufficiently bitter.

Batch 31 is composed of the following





New Oak Medium Toast


New Oak High Toast


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