La Trappe (Koningshoeven) Quadrupel

So Koningshoeven and La Trappe are the same product. For whatever reason, La Trappe is usually marketed as “Koningshoeven” in the USA and Canada.

I’ve had the Koningshoeven a few times before (refer to the BFB banner above), but recently both the Tripel and the Quadrupel have been unavailable. Being a big fan of Trappist beers, I was extremely disappointed with the LCBO’s decision to stop carrying this fantastic beer (I was going to type out a massive rant on this topic, but decided against it).

Anyway, I went to Hamilton’s own Winking Judge (by recommendation) tonight and was more than pleasantly surprised to see a tap which bore the label La Trappe Quadrupel. Needless to say, I ordered a glass, which was then expertley poured into… a La Trappe goblet. Excellent.

Thumbs up to this establishment (which had lots of other great beers on tap, like St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout and the new Mill St. Lemon Tea beer) and thumbs up to La Trappe and/or Koningshoeven for their sweet yet EXTREMELY strong Quadrupel.

P.S. There’s some interesting beer drama regarding Konings and it’s involvement as a Trappist product. If you’re a big nerd, go check out the Wikipedia article.

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2 Responses

  1. Hmmm…
    Excellent detective work.
    This beer rates pretty high, so I’d love to try it sometime.
    Also, Winking Judge sounds like a pretty solid place!

  2. Quad alert! This beauty is available on-tap at West 50 in Mississauga. They have 50 beers on tap, most suck, but they do have the quad! Glorious!

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