Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Koningshoeven Quadrupel Vintage 2004

This wonderful Dutch Trappist Ale was bottled in 2004 and opened in 2009.

Being aged over five years, this Koningshoeven Quadrupel treats the nose to an aroma of apples and cinnamon with subtle hints of dark red cherrys. As you can see above the ale has a dark copper apperance with a thick frothy head.

The innitial flavor is malty, beginning with apple and and shortly fading to a not tart but not sweet raspberry. The mouthfeel is warming as the flavor moves to the back of the mouth. The raspberry turns to a mild current bitter, very similar to the current bitters found in a younger Orval. As the current subsides, the flavor returns back to apples, although not as malty as the innital component.


Lanny said...

Thanks for posting this! It's always gratifying when folks like the beer we bring in.

Lanny from Artisanal Imports

Dr. D. said...

Great post Johnny! Let's get this site going again.