La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #31 | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven
Style: Belgian Quadrupel
Description: BATCH 31 was distributed as follows: Type in BATCH Malbec 75% New Oak Medium Toast 20% New Oak High Toast 5% 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.
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