I am the world's first Quadrupel beer, born in 1991 within The Netherland's first Trappist brewery, the Koningshoeven Abbey. I was a closely guarded recipe for years before the monks managed to perfect me, so when I was released to the world, I had plans to dominate.
I am the heaviest beer among the La Trappe brews and back then the strongest in all of Europe. I pour a deep amber-brown with an ivory-coloured foam head that offers sweet aromas of vanilla, raisins, and banana. I am full-bodied and intensely flavourful with notes of dates, caramel, clove, nuts, and hops. I finish with smooth and warming with a slightly bitter aftertaste. I can develop and benefit from more ageing, but also equally delicious when fresh. Pour me into a glass to enjoy!