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  • La Trappe Quad

    Nope—by Joseph Sipala

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    Tastes like a quad should...i still hate belgians —by Andrew Knasiak

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    It's OK...Quads in general aren't my cup of beer—by Grant Gaillard

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    —by Adam Brothers

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    —by Russel Miller

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    —by John Fiss

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    One of the top Belgians of the case. Maybe the top one. Well balanced. Fetty Wap approved.—by Dom Ace

    8.0

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    Looked like dirty dishwater going into my glass. Luckily it didn't taste like it looked.—by Erik Pasnak

    6.0

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    —by Chris Laughlin

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    —by Chuck DiValerio

    7.5

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    —by Scott the Elder

    7.0

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    —by John Remington

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    —by Andrew Blonski

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    Went head to head vs the Chimay Blue. Slight edge goes to the previous champ!—by Chris Walsh

    8.5

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    —by Tim Hoyle

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    I'm starting to think I need to go to Europe before I can really enjoy these beers. —by Jeremy Chadwick

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  • La Trappe Quad

    This is a damn good beer. Complex and keeps changing with each sip and as temperature of beer changes. —by Mike Harris

    8.5

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    —by Brian Lee

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    —by David Connor

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Is it cheating if I bought three more of these at various times during the month to figure this out right? 4 for the Quad. I guess that's appropriate. The first one I didn't dig, the second, I did. The third, well, I guess I had too many before. Finally, the 4th I enjoyed during this unseasonably kinda warm weather doing some light yard work. Bingo. —by Dave "SD" Cook

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Is it cheating if I bought three more of these at various times during the month to figure this out right? 4 for the Quad. I guess that's appropriate. The first one I didn't dig, the second, I did. The third, well, I guess I had too many before. Finally, the 4th I enjoyed during this unseasonably kinda warm weather doing some light yard work. Bingo. —by Dave "SD" Cook

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    It's obvious why this was a previous winner. I love thinking of old Belgian monks making a beer that tastes like this.—by Neil Yersak

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Late with this one. A very good beer, but it will always be 2nd to American beer because it is from the Netherlands: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc—by Jim Rau

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Brian Joslin

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    Still as horrible as I remember.—by Matthew Scullin

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    Love Quads for the most part, this one just isn't a favorite—by Stump

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    The size of the head on this sucker was scary! (I know, that's what she said.) But seriously, I was afraid it was infected until it settled into a nice pillowy affair. Searched immediately for the "born on" date on the label and was relieved to see it was made many centuries in the future. This is a good example of how no "Belgian Style" beers live up to the real thing. The mild carbonation, the velvety mouthfeel, the subtle alefruit candiness and a trace of Euro must all spell Belgian like no domestic attempt can. And is there even alcohol IN it? Crazy. How about a Belgian singel, dubbel, tripel, quad home run series in next year's FOB? —by Michael Gates

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Is the surgeon general a real surgeon? A real general? Or is just a robot who repeats warnings about all the things that are bad for you at random? Is there a bizarro surgeon general who urges people to do all of those things? I'd prefer the bizarro surgeon general much better...—by Ken Buonocore

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    —by Jay Hannon

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    Totally different from the IPAs and Stouts so far. Odd to include a Belgian in the local set, but I’ll take one where I can get it especially since it looks like this may be the only one in the case. Sad.—by Alexander Muller

    9.0

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    Is this the first time anyone has posted a dick pic on FOB?—by Michael Lee

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Yummy - so smooth and silky. I can smell the tulips and feel the wind(mills) in my hair.—by Yokim

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Bill Amerine

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    —by Paul Nolan

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    Not overly fruity, but very tasty. A real "Holland Hammer".—by Philly Phoodie

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I really hope that the suicide bombers don't ruin all of Europe. —by Jim Henry

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Outstanding —by Chris Stief

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    Outstanding —by Chris Stief

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  • La Trappe Quad

    As we approach the half way point lets recap what we have learned so far.... DeJong really doesn't like the hype surrounding Hopslam. Phil really gets upset by even the mention of old beer in the contest (rightly so considering the lengths he goes to get the shit in the first place) Benner misses St. Andrews, Benadryl and 80's music. Lauer loves him some Public Hot Pools. CO is being paid by the word for his reviews. AG is worried he prematurely meh'd (sounds like a little blue pill is in his future) Dan Aiken is still wondering if there is banana in the La Trappe as he colors (inside the lines) another masterpiece. Stump is with Benner about the 80's music. SThomas says screw you guys and your rules I am starting with week 4. And to wrap up Reardon had his first period. Congrats on a great first half!!! Hey Dan where's my PCP?!? —by Shawn Bell

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Great quad - but was surprised that it was a former winner given all of the great FOB beers over the years. —by george kodis

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Love this beer every time I have it. I am a bit biased, as this is a favorite when I'm in Amsterdam twice a year (hotel has it on tap). Though, its a treat to have it sans passport.—by Shane Hostetter

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Love a good quad. But not this one maybe my mood but it seemed to have a funny cottoncandy type taste. —by Josh Cauffman

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Dan Aiken wants you to know you might find these flavors in this beer. BTW, I found it to be damn tasty and refreshing.—by Pat Cook, RM#7

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I get that a Belgian Quad should taste like this, but I honestly think this is a little more bitter than boozy and almost has a hint of sour to it, which I just don't think a Quad should have.—by Bill Neurohr

    6.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Maybe I forgot? This beer of fucking amazing!—by Jim Smith

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    Fantastic. I am not a huge Belgian fan but this beer is almost like a meal. Delicious—by Peter Derby

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  • La Trappe Quad

    It's fine. Is there a hint of banana in there? Because literally everyone in the f-ing contest hasn't mentioned it. —by Dan Aiken

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I'm not a huge Belgian fan but this Quad is awesome. It is so smooth. —by Nick Del Grande

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Joe Milicia

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Trippels and Quads are just too heavy for me as much as I love Belgians. This beer makes me yearn for the Rochefort 8 which is calling to me later in February.—by Andrew Garrity

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Banana yeast gnocchi. Con gas. Really not sure I'm qualified to meaningfully score these Belgians. Love the booze (especially as it warms up), but is that really an appropriate measure? Can't imagine drinking a lot of these -- clearly my life is too easy. God bless America - I'm gonna go crack that Stone. —by Doyle

    6.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I can see why it won in the past. Also gives some insight into why anyone in their right mind might like a sour. Seems like half Belgium half sour.—by Mark Franz

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Excellent beer. 10 percent doesn't hurt either. Easy to see why this is a previous winner.—by Stephen Leitzell

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not really my style, though middle of the road for taste as always. Well crafted.—by Shane Dreher

    5.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I thought all Trappist beers were from the 1400s - was a bit surprised to see 1991 on the label - new Monks i suppose. This one checks all the boxes for a quad. Delicious. —by Seth Niederman

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Very good Belgian. I didn't taste the 10% ABV but felt it later, " that quad was light think I'll have an imperial stout next". Doh!—by Scott Firment

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this beer! Nice pick!—by Gina Nixon

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Nice bouquet, sweet taste.—by Michael Feinberg

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    In typical FOB rater style, instead of trying to appreciate a style I don't enjoy, I'll just apply a shitty rating for the hell of it. —by Robert Bustard

    2.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Solid beer... I think I would have enjoyed the second more than the first.—by Jeff Dische

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    this is like sticking your tongue on a metal pole in freezing cold. 10% abv seems like it would be refreshing. In the end, it tastes like rust dust and your tongue can't shake it—by Thomas Tompkins

    6.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    All the elements of a quad that you want and none of the elements that you don't. A big banana. Carbonated but not bitey. Am I eating Runts?—by SThomas

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not a fan of Belgians so this wasn't too good to me. —by Jenn P

    5.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Andrew Polvino

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Nice Quad. I was expecting a little more from it, but would def have it again. Hard to believe it is 10%—by Jim Haley

    7.5

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    Not a huge belgian fan, but this was really good.—by Jamie Meade

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I like a Belgian every once in a while. This one really represents. It's got a really fruity smell to it (actual fruit) and has a spiciness I like. A good, boozy Belgian. —by Kurt Pfeiffer

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Bananas? I don't know. Either way not my favorite. I appreciate the craft just not that yeast flavor. —by Boorujy

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I believe I've got to try this beer on a lazy hot summer day to truly appreciate it but it's pretty tasty and has a light body. I can imagine they sneak up on you pretty quick though. Great beer. I'll be trying to find some this summer again. —by Ryan Ciavarelli

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Love La Trappe Quad - distinct - solid - asserts identity and confidence! Would buy a case for sure!—by Jimmy Miks

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Have had this beer for many years. Very good representation of the Belgian Quad. Nothing outstanding, just solid. Sweet and malty. Real easy to put a couple down.—by Andy Rosen

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Have had this beer for many years. Very good representation of the Belgian Quad. Nothing outstanding, just solid. Sweet and malty. Real easy to put a couple down.—by Andy Rosen

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Public Hot Pools. Don’t let your mind go there. Well not exactly there. Go sort of there. There are places in the world where this beer tips upside down into mouths on a regular basis. Places where Public Hot Pools happen. Stop it, it is not a weird cousin of the Dirty Sanchez or Hot Lunch or Rusty Trombone. Public Hot Pools are simply collections of liquid that emerge from where the sun don’t shine…deep in the depths of your mother earth. Its sulphuric (smells like rotten eggs.) But man, Public Hot Pools are great if you can relax. You do need to take a public shower beforehand.—by Brian Lauer

    6.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I went from vacation in Colorado to a work trip in Louisiana while my FOB case sat in my fridge, ever so lonely, at home. I hadn't had blue balls like this since 1992-94, when a dry spell nearly required a sequel to Grapes of Wrath to be written. My high school failures aside, tonight I went for the tried and true Trappist and wasn't disappointed. Just as importantly, a google image search revealed that monkeys have actual blue balls. —by Brendan Quinn

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I'm not usually a fan of quads, but this is a very tasty beer. Sweet banana bread scent and flavor. —by Denise Arganetto

    9.0

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    LTQ you are my person—by Dr. Snaz

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    The Quad went down alot easier then I anticipated! Also didn't expect this to be one of the better beers of week 1—by Peter Baylor

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    La Trappe Quad....what else can you say. It's a great beer. Unbelievably reproducible. They always taste the same which is something I like from a berr. Unlike Southern Tier Pumpking which tastes different batch to bath and year to year and can become a top 5 favorite of all time to something I never want to taste again. This is a Quad that will never disappoint and you should measure all other Quads against. —by Casey Sheck

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Smells better than tastes. But did get a bit better half way in. —by Carol Price

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Great taste and finish.—by Joseph Plunkett

    9.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Craig D'anjolell

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  • La Trappe Quad

    You know, I thought I'd like this one more than I did. It reminded me of a boozier Weiheinstephaner Vitus, what with all the banana and clove wafting up upon pour. But I actually think it works a little better in the aforementioned brew, maybe because of the lower abv? Nevertheless a solid quad, one that I would not kick out bed. In fact, I'd keep her on the booty call speed dial, but with a clear understanding that we're just FOB FWBs. And that I’d have to spend a few bucks on her to keep the benefits flowing.—by Spencer

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I'm not usually a fan of quads, but this is a very tasty beer. Sweet banana bread scent and flavor. —by Denise Arganetto

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    this is a Belgian quad. alcohol is quite pleasant on the palate.—by Kimberly Nyszczota

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    You trapped me! —by Drew Silow

    5.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Belgium is the style that I gravitate to and love. But after this FOB experience that all might change. Has a nice nose and continued to get better as it settled closer to room temp. Like sucking on a butterscotch and then shoving a banana in your mouth...creamy goodness. —by Daniel C

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not my style of beer. Struggled through this one.—by Bill DeJesus

    5.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not sure why a product of holland is in PA week but it's good nonetheless. Great deep mild haze Amber color, inviting gentle clove, fine fizzy bubbles, banana bread taste that drys after, would drink this again! —by Michael Bibbo

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    totally tasted bananas in this! does that mean it's acceptable to have as a fruit serving with breakfast??? might make for a great day at work....that beer was just yummy. i liked it.—by Kelli Amerine

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Don't think this beer can win the competition? Chong Li underestimated a Belgian once and everyone knows how that went... #Kumite—by Jerome Palmieri

    7.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Steve DiBlasi

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    Hard to beat this quad—by Jeremy Jarvis

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Huge banana aroma seemed to overtake the entire room. Spicy, banana, peppery flavors and strong carb bite. Can appreciate this, but just not a style I enjoy nor flavors that I want in a beer.—by Steve D.

    3.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not only great beer but packs a punch too. Had this and a hop slam and two gin and tonics, counting on the snow day, and found a new mark on my face today I don't remember last night. Think I may hav gotten lucky too. Lov my FOB. —by Tom Walton

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Delicious! —by Daniel Clune

    8.5

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    —by Chris Quinn

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Solid beer. Nice and boozey. —by Michael Calderone

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Easy to see why this is a past winner. It was a very nice change for an IPA guy. —by Brian McHugh

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I'm not usually a fan of quads, but this is a very tasty beer. Sweet banana bread scent and flavor. —by Denise Arganetto

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    How did this one sneak into Pennsylvania week? Do we need to tighten up our beer import laws? Ban all shipments form the Netherlands? No, I would argue we should probably enjoy this great foreign quad and the diversity it brings to week one. Invite it to enrich our beer drinking experience even if it doesn't share our Pennsylvania heritage. I am starting to feel a bit Pennsylvania Dutch just thinking about it. Cheers FOB!—by Brooke Penders

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    loved the beer. Too bad the kids were driving me nuts while I was trying to drink it. Could have been a 10 if the kids were in bed.—by Ed Collison

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Mick Elliott

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Personally not a big fan of the Belgium beers—by Mike Zuccato

    5.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Netherlands, let's go! Who said only Belgium brews the best quads? Poured a hazy more than clear amber hue, continues to produce microscopic bubbles of carbonination (almost champange like? (enjoying the view)). Flavors change depending upon temperature and almost mature as the beer warms. A lot going on with this - sip, slowly, enjoy, relax. This is 1 of a few "staple" quad trappist's brews. I'll always enjoy revisiting this. Simply one of the best. Don't rush, it's only 11.2oz ;)—by Matt Zehnder

    9.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Josh Porter

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Pretty sure after this that work tomorrow will be equally productive whether the snow hits and I call out or I end up heading in...—by Jim North

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Solid but a little thin. If seeking out a Quad ido probably bypass this one.—by Dan Keane

    7.0

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    Ready for some snow Packing on the calories Trappe Quad delivers!—by Casey Palowitch

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not a Belgium guy but this one may start to make me reconsider my preferences in beverages.—by D. Brian Wood

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Sorry I don't have anything clever to say on this one so I thought I would just copy some douchey comment from Beer Advocate that makes me sound like a sophisticated beer drinker. Color dark copper, strongly turbid, medium size, white foam, medium durable. The distinct aroma of fruity, vanilla, licorice slightly, slightly caramel, wood and nuts. The taste is fruity, are plums, figs, vanilla is further re caramel and licorice, peanut notes in the background. At the finish of each sip stone, dry bitterness, greatly reduces the caramel and fruity sweetness. Skillfully hidden alcohol. Saturation medium toward the high-—by Michael Humes

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Improved!—by Matt Westbrook

    3.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    THis is a good Quadrupel. I can usually enjoy one of these maybe two per sitting. I am not the biggest fan of the banana flavor that comes with this style of beer. —by WassDawg

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    banana/bubble gum for days. It's like watching opera for me… I appreciate the skills and know lots of people who love it, but it's just not my thing. —by Ken Heft

    4.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not my style or taste. There's a reason monks dont speak and this beer has a lot to do with it.—by Matt Westbrook

    3.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I just don't get beers like this! Must be me. But, I'd just as soon have a glass of wine than this beer. Maybe you have to drink it in the proper context. Anyway, I got to try it! —by Mark Holliday

    5.0

    1 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    Everything about this beer suggests that generations of bald robed people spent generations scraping yeast they didn't know about off of barrels until the flocculation, the attenuation, the fruitiness, and crisp finish of this delicious beer were perfected. Sadly for those generations of monks, it turns out that anyone else can just scoop those magical yeasts out, and drop them into some wort... put some fancy scribbles on a bottle, then celebrate 25 years of making the same delicious beer. Sad for monks, great for us! Thanks science. —by Andy Holliday

    9.0

    2 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    This beer is like the New England Patriots of FOB. It's a champion. I really don't like it. I can't deny how damn good it is.—by Zman

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    You are a constant, Banana yum and spices, to delight all night.—by Holly Hoffmann

    8.5

    3 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    Not my favorite. —by Ray Dunne

    5.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Not sure why a product of holland is in PA week but it's good nonetheless. Great deep mild haze Amber color, inviting gentle clove, fine fizzy bubbles, banana bread taste that drys after, would drink this again! —by Michael Bibbo

    7.5

    1 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    "It feels like the first time! It feels like the very first time!!!" Remembering why I enjoyed this so much in 2014, and ever since. Really smooth for a quad, along the lines of "really good for an Irishman."—by Brendan Benner

    9.0

    1 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    super complex...this beer is unique and in a class by itself—by Sean Joyce

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Hints of almond & butterscotch.... mixed with feet. Sweaty smelly feet. Reminds me of my first sip of Heineken - which I hated but drank bc it was beer. Same thing happened today 20 years after that Heineken. —by RD

    3.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    great color , mild taste that starts on the back of the tongue with a nice sweetness that can sneak up on you at 10%—by Chris Campbell

    8.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I think I gave this a 10, the last time it was in the contest. Maybe my tastes have changed, or maybe I've just had a lot of other really good beer since (thanks Phil!). Still damn good, though.—by Brian Howles

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Nothing but Belgian excellence here. A balance of yeast, sour, malty richness, clove, and banana all balanced on a delicious heavy weight. The bottle label is traditional and monkish as expected. Belgians are nothing if not traditional. 6.0—by Chris Dietrich

    9.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I wanted to like this. I'm probably supposed to like it. I just couldn't. Too sweet and sour. Carbonation was whacked out. Forced myself to finish it but no thanks. —by dave romesburg

    5.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    I have to give a shout out to La Trappe, brewed in a Dutch abbey only a few kilometers fromm where my Dutch wife hails. It's a very heavy, but tasty beer. It had a very unusual smell, ripe bananas I think. I liked it. It was very fizzy and rich in the mouth, almost like champaign. Very unique to me, and I liked it a lot.—by Tomas Yanez

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Reminded me why I'm not a Blegie fan. Though this may be a winner, I couldn't get used to the flavor. Haven't had a Belgian in years so the score is more about overall taste than a score within the category—by Ted Jones

    6.0

    1 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Dave Sekkes

    8.5

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    Easy to see how this is a past winner. Excellent. —by Nat Marchetti

    8.5

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Kinda tastes like that crappy Wells banana bread beer I had a year or so ago.—by Thomas Wolfe

    6.0

    2 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Christopher Dilkus

    10.0

    1 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    Hints of almond & butterscotch.... mixed with feet. Sweaty smelly feet. Reminds me of my first sip of Heineken - which I hated but drank bc it was beer. Same thing happened today 20 years after that Heineken. —by RD

    3.0

    0 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    Love this. There is a reason it's a prior winner.—by Thomas Goas

    9.5

    1 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    —by Brian Vlaminck

    7.0

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  • La Trappe Quad

    Great first week for FOB. High ABV beers with diverse flavors. Banana and cloves in this classic Belgian. Dat is goed!—by Tom Peacock

    8.0

    2 Cheers

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    Every had a girl (or another person of the same or opposite sex…maybe they don’t identify with a particular sex but whatever “it” is) that was interested in you and she had an amazing ___X____ (insert favorite body part for primal mating attraction) but God (and or what or whom ever you consider a “god”) has balanced her out by giving her an offsetting hideous quality (like, a butter-face or a messed up grill) but she was a cool “person” and great in the sack but you could never commit? That is how I feel about Quad’s as a whole and La Trappe is a fine example of one at that. Quads can be great and very tasty but the lure of a sexy IPA will win my attention every time leaving the La Trappe alone and on the shelf for another time that she is the only option around. —by Paul the Ripper

    8.0

    2 Cheers

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    Unoffensive and polite. If I just wanted the alcohol, this would be an OK way to get it.—by Turner Boone

    6.0

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    If a Dutch monk had sex with a whole bag of Werther's Originals this would be the end result. This is a smooth fucking quad, the booze is extremely well hidden. That banana bubble gum favor is nicely tucked away and I get butterscotch, almond, vanilla for days. This is a perfect nightcap beer if you're not feeling a big BA sipper. —by Tait Campbell

    7.0

    3 Cheers

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    I remember liking this beer better in the past.—by Michael Dresnin

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    —by Matthew Yost

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    I could see this beer getting someone pregnant... Sneaky high alcohol % without the alcohol taste. But, it's a little too sweet and banana'y for me. Had to go 7. —by Derek Johanson

    7.0

    3 Cheers

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    Tough to rate this one, Being a non-Belgian guy who really enjoyed this quad. This beer is bananas. Pretty much only bananas. Or bananas + other subtleties my tongue is too obtuse to get. Someone already ref'd Banana Laffy Taffy...exactly my thought on the first sniff & sip. Not hating on it...pretty blown away at how much I'm enjoying it. This week 1 beer validates how productive I've been in 2017 as I fulfill my resolution to better myself through drinking more beer. Because beer works. Thank you FOB! I wonder if by March I'll be a libertine in the Belgian section, smutting my palette against a shitload of overseas beers I've avoided to date.—by Wayne Heilala

    8.0

    3 Cheers

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    Getting hints of banana on this one, and super juicy fruit flavors. I really like the carbonation on this also, it seems to sneak up on you at the end. This one makes my mouth water! —by Aria Lessin

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    great beer, but I still wanted Kwak to win in 2014.—by stephen werner

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    Fruity banana in the nose slight spice in the finish, very smooth well carbonated. Solid—by Mark Gurzenski

    9.5

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    There’s a moment in the unrecognized classic Ski School 2 when Dave Marshak (I’m sure I don’t have to remind anyone he was played by Dean Cameron, the comedic genius behind Chainsaw in Summer School, Dave Marshak in Ski School one, and the pizza delivery guy in Men at Work), casually greets Steve Longwood, the jerk trying to take over the ski resort with, “Hey Steve, that NAMBLA* meeting let out early?” Now, I would argue that that line may be the crassest, most horrifying yet hilarious joke in the history of film Yes, THE HISTORY OF FILM. And yet, it 99.9% of the population doesn’t even know of its existence. And in the 2017 FOB case, I feel the Trappist Quad is kind of like that joke. Brilliant, yet unrecognized; sharp in its delivery, but kind of funky, and offensive to the palate. And drank to get to the next beer in the case. Full of a banana/clove force that everyone will simply overlook in our quest to get to Vermont. And it’s a shame, because it really is great. (*Please don’t google this).—by CO

    8.0

    6 Cheers

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    —by Edward Sinkinson

    4.0

    0 Cheers

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    —by David Persoleo

    8.5

    0 Cheers

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    I don't hate it...which is a complement from me. I do not typically like belgian beers. I try, but they always smell like puke! This one, however, smells and tastes like banana laffy taffy. Not a bad taste, but not necessarily what I look for in a beer.—by Jen H.

    5.0

    1 Cheers

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    Ain't no sunshine when she's gone. It's not warm when she's away. Ain't no sunshine when she's gone And she's always gone too long Anytime she goes away. Welcome back, 2014's winner!—by Big Guy

    9.0

    2 Cheers

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    A great way to start the 2017 FOB and to wrap up the winter carnival. —by Goose

    8.5

    0 Cheers

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    I get why this beer won. I get why people gave it a seven. Its defiatly more candy than greatness. As a sage, ill tell you its a syrupy sweet beer. As a beer inthusiast, ill tell you its not as good as it used to be!—by George Aiken

    7.0

    2 Cheers

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    Really good. Strong taste of banana. I'd buy this beer again.—by Doug Fischer

    8.0

    1 Cheers

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    Is there a hint bananas in this beer? I joined fob in 2015 so I missed scoring g this beer. It would have been one of favorite Belgium beer. If I could score it 8.25 I would. —by David Presloid

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    I don't like quads but this one wasn't terrible. I wouldn't buy it again unless of course it ends up in the FOB 2018 case. —by Matt Bruce

    5.5

    0 Cheers

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    This quad is at least 4x more interesting than the Superbowl—by Dom Ace

    8.0

    1 Cheers

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    Really good. Strong taste of banana. I'd buy this beer again.—by Doug Fischer

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    First FOB beer...For a quad, the booze is hidden well. Delicious!!!—by Chuck McCloskey

    7.0

    0 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    I try. I really try to like Belgians but more often than not I'm struggling to finish the beer. So glad there is not an entire category dedicated to Belgians this year. Can't believe this won. Coincidence that a Belgian beer lover set up the code behind the scores here? Hmmmmm......—by Anthony Ciavarelli

    5.0

    1 Cheers

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    The second time I've had this beer and for some reason, I liked it more the first time. Obviously, an amazing quad. Happy to have tried it again.—by Colleen Perrin

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    Loved this and the aging made it smooth!—by Colleen Perrin

    8.5

    0 Cheers

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    I had a sip and I appreciate this beer but don't enjoy it. However, my father-in-law absolutely loved it. He said it's the best beer he's ever tasted so I'm going with his score. —by Alex Silow

    10.0

    2 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    First beer, not a bad way to start my first FOB experience! Awesome banana aroma which I love in Belgian ales. Heavy and velvety smooth, like drinking some kind of syrup. Delicious up front, but a bit sweeter than I prefer. I'm a big fan of Belgian tripels, but this may be my first Quad. Had some burnt / acrid / bitter flavors that weren't my favorite. Wonder how this would have tasted with a couple years of aging. All in all, you wouldn't have to twist my arm to make me drink this daily. Pretty damn delicious.—by Jason Tremblay

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    Been awhile since I've had a trappist style ale. I moved it into a Chimay glass as drinking it from the bottle didn't seem appropriate. While the first few sips were heavier than expected, I grew to like it more as the cup began to empty. At then end I was disappointed to have only had the one bottle, or that it wasn't larger.—by Ryan Ruiz

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    Not too bitter - pretty tasty —by DoubleD

    8.0

    1 Cheers

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    Good for winter and breaking out the goblet. Otherwise, pass.—by DFresh

    5.0

    0 Cheers

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    Belgium Brew, What can I say. Not a fan. I think I was drunk in 2014 when I voted this an 8. The sent of all Belgium beers is the same. A very nice spice scent, Then you taste it & your evening turns to shit. You not only gave me a full wk of this, You had to throw one into wk one as well. Thank God for wk 4. —by Russ Jackson

    2.0

    1 Cheers

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    Surprised to see Dutch Belgian. Solid quad, yeasty and warming. Nice carbonation. Looks like liquid gold.—by John B

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Surprised to see Dutch Belgian. Solid quad, yeasty and warming. Nice carbonation. Looks like liquid gold.—by John B

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Great beer, not as overpowering as the Victory V12, and Steve, remind me not to ask you for directions. Brewed just a bit south of Netherlands, still an easy drive. —by Patrick Conboy

    8.5

    1 Cheers

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    First time for me on this gem...the Belgian brews have become a true contender as my tastes bud evolve. Would definitely drink several more of these!—by Corey Boudman

    9.0

    1 Cheers

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    Crisp with a smooth not quite overpowering alcohol sweetness & a smokey caramel taste on the back end. I’ll take another!—by Chris OBrien

    9.0

    1 Cheers

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    Much like Trump, I'm not a big fan of the Dutch. But I've never had a beer from the Netherlands quite like this. Nice and hoppy. No aftertaste. And much like me, it masks its high alcohol content well. —by Steve Merino

    9.0

    3 Cheers

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    Figured I would break in the FOB group with the winner from 2014 and it lived up to the hype. Not my first round with la Trappe, being partial to Belgians, but a delicious start none the less—by Jen Northcott

    9.0

    1 Cheers

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    Figured I would break in the FOB group with the winner from 2014 and it lived up to the hype. Not my first round with la Trappe, being partial to Belgians, but a delicious start none the less—by Jen Northcott

    9.0

    0 Cheers

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    One of my three favorite Quads...the other two being Three Philosophers & Westy XII.—by Mike Arganetto

    10.0

    1 Cheers

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    Started the case with the "Quad" because it was Friday and I needed all 10% alcohol for a long week. That being said I thought it was light and hoppy, a little too much so it only gets a 7.5. But still a great start to 2017 FOB!! Very greatful for all the hard work that got us of all our cases to help us get through February!! —by Rich Miscichowski

    7.5

    1 Cheers

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    Not typically a fan of belgian styles, but I can see why this was a winner. Not too boozy This 10%er went down easy. —by Albert Sardella

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    I'm typically not a fan of belgiums, but I can see why this was a prior winner. Not too boozy. This 10%er went down easy.—by Albert Sardella

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    Tai: Who's Elton? Dionne: Oh, my God. He's way popular. He's like the social director of the crew. Cher: Yeah, and his Dad can get you into any concert, and I noticed him scoping you out. Tai: He was looking at me? Cher: He said you gave him a toothache. Tai: How'd I do that? Cher: It's an expression. It means he thought you were sweet. Tai: Yeah? Cher: Yeah. Tai: Wow. This beer gave me a toothache. A raisin backboned toothache that I was not expecting and did an amazing job of hiding the alcohol below. Kudos to Trappist. But I like my Belgian's like my homemade bread: yeast forward.—by Mark McCreary

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    Not my favorite style beer, but a good representative of a quad. Great belgian yeast flavors with a sticky sweet finish. Balanced and doesn't really show its ABV.—by DeJong Mark

    7.5

    1 Cheers

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    Trying to make my own gif's this year...—by Jason Marquis

    9.0

    2 Cheers

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    Starting this year off with a winner. Man there's not enough Belgians in this case! —by Jason Marquis

    9.0

    1 Cheers

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    Mr Bustard- It's not Christmas yet. Just wait and you will be rewarded. —by Phil Aiken

    8.0

    0 Cheers

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    Before I review this beer, I have to give a shout out to Scott the Younger for the first Phil Collins reference in FOB. From a 24 year old nonetheless. La Trappe just laid down 12 inches of fluffy powder for me to ski on for the rest of FOB Month. Although I can't pull out to subtle qualities that Mike Kinsley at least I can remember I drank this beer unlike Reardon who is already into week 3. I do love the candy taste of this quad. Like many of you I wonder why I don't buy more beligians. I'm flying high on Day 1 in FOB. The work is done and we have 216 happy campers. Cheers to all of FOB and Phil Collins—by Phil Aiken

    8.0

    4 Cheers

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    Cherry fruit, bready, perfectly carbed, and complex. A little too sweet/tart, but FoB always reminds me not to ignore the Belgian brews...and then I ignore the Belgian brews for another year. —by Patrick Walsh

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    The quad is a staple. (this is totally a 7.5 not an 8). You can take the beer out of the trappe, but you can't take the the trappe out of a beer.—by Scott Campanile The Younger

    7.5

    0 Cheers

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    It's so good to be back. Solid first pick for 2017 FOB. Definitely a bit sweet and does not taste like a 10%, but it's still delicious all the same and has me excited for the remaining 23 beers! Cheers! —by Laura Walsh

    7.0

    0 Cheers

  • La Trappe Quad

    Solid. Not a Belgian guy but it was done before I knew it and it was actually good. On to the stouts. I kinda think this bourbon barrel thing is way too overhyped. Aging them smooths out the taste; in point of fact we are trying to get rid of the bourbon!—by John Harding

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    I decided to start my case off with the beer style this club turned me on to last year: Belgians. This may be one of the tastiest of the style I've tried - very similar to the Rochefort 10. Love it. —by Tyler Ingersoll

    9.5

    0 Cheers

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    A decent quadruple. A bit too citrusy for my taste and I couldn't drink more than one. —by Philip Coachman

    7.0

    0 Cheers

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    Be gentle guys, it’s my first time. Given the substantial font on the label of the bottle, I wasn’t expecting such a strong fruit taste. Not like, Perez Hilton eating fruit loops fruity, but still sweet with some Nyquil and Reds Apple Ale tones (I could be way off on that last part, I’ve never had a Red’s, just going off of an assumption). Is this what happens when a Beljan and a Dutch person reproduce?—by Brewzooka Joe

    7.0

    0 Cheers