Bottle of La Trappe Quadrupel
Bottle of Belgian made quadrupel

A Quadrupel (Flemish for 'quadruple') is a type of beer, with an alcohol by volume of 9.1% to 14.2%.

There is little agreement on the status of Quadrupel as a beer style.[1] Writer Tim Webb notes that similar beers are called Grand Cru in Belgium even though the idea is derived from the Belgian beer naming convention of that uses numerical values descriptive of the number of prominent ingredients.[2]

Quadrupel is the brand name of a strong seasonal beer La Trappe Quadrupel brewed by De Koningshoeven Brewery in the Netherlands, one of the thirteen Trappist breweries in the world.

In other countries, particularly the United States, quadrupel or quad has become a generic trademark. The term may refer to an especially strong style of dark ale with a spicy, ripe fruit flavor.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

See also


  1. ^ "The Post Where I Say Nice Things About Harpoon...A Quad Review". Beerscribe. March 15, 2009. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  2. ^ Webb, T. Good Beer Guide to Belgium, 6th edition
  3. ^ "Belgian Beer Primer" Archived 2015-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Belgian Quad". Archived from the original on 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  5. ^ "The Reverend". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  6. ^ May. 25, 2007 Philadelphia Daily News, "Belgian taverns debuting all over" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine: "...Obviously that dish demands a hoppy beer (ba-dum), but she opted for a Three Philosophers from New York's Brewery Ommegang, a powerfully satisfying quadrupel flavored with cherry lambic."
  7. ^ "Ichor". Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  8. ^ "Weyerbacher Brewing Company QUAD". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  9. ^ "Boulevard Brewing Company". Boulevard. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  10. ^ "Midnight Sun 'Venus'". Archived from the original on 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2013-10-02.