About Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel

About Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel
A Quadrupel ale as the name and math implies, is an even stronger version of a Belgian Tripel ale and can be thought of as Belgian strong ale. It has rich, chewy malt and typical Belgian yeast complexity with warming high alcohol (9-14%ABV) and a dark color. These are best savored in small quantities on their own, or with desserts or rich cream cheeses.

Top Picks for Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel

North Coast Brewing Co. Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale
96 points
Dark brick red color. Boozy, fruity, interesting, peppery, spicy aromas of sun dried cherries, fresh ginger, pink peppercorn, and plum shrub with a lightly tannic, shy, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-long caramelized sour apple, allspice, candied orange peel, and Christmas fruitcake finish. A deceptively drinkable quad to pair with intensely roasted wild game.
Sprecher Brewing Co. Belgian Quad Ale
93 points
Dark reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of peanut and cashew butters, chocolate dried fruits and hazelnuts, and cream of wheat with maple with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish with notes of caramelized nuts and cherries, sweet and peppery spices, and Swedish rye and wheat crackers finish. A delightfully flavorful and balanced quad that will be fun on its own or with desserts.
Awards: 2017 Best Trappist or Abbey Quadrupel
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. Mid-Westvleteren
88 points
Hazy mahogany color. Nutty, woody aromas and flavors of black strap molasses and licorice, butter roasted nuts, sour cherry yogurt, and tomato focaccia with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a easy finish displaying notes of cinnamon raisin toast, nut skin, cedar and Spanish moss, and bitter greens and bark finish. A surprisingly soft and easy quad for the table.