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Struise Rio Reserva

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Rychei Sugawa San from Rio Brewing & Co. Our goal was to brew a Belgian dark golden blond quadrupel with an enormous potential of aromas and flavors, and added complexity due to oak barrel aging. Bourbon barels from Kentucky were chosen due to their very special soft roast quality and noble vanilla flavors. Year upon year, different quality controls were executed, and we finally decided to bottle condition this very special ale in May 2012. Another three moths of cold maturing was done at the brewery, so we could be sure about the absolute quality before releasing to our customers.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrew_drinks (97) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
Keg at CBC2012, from some old notes. They cheer and sing as you order it. Dark brown pour, small white head. Rich and boozy nose, bourbon, vanilla and a bit of spice. Slightly thin in the mouth, even for style. Flavour of figs, toasty malt, deep rich boozy bourbon. Slightly one dimension, disappointing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Clear copper, brief off-white head. Nutty and caramelly malt arom with plenty of raisin, dried fruits, and almond paste. Well inntegrated barrel notes. Medium to full bodied, low to mmedium carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a completely clear, rubyred amber with a small, fluffy, off White head. Aroma has lots of different barrel character at first. Both sweet, cherry-vinous oak and sweet vanilla bourbon stuff. Not overwhelmingly Dark though. Still with some of these Dark, dried fruits, and some malty caramel, and some Belgian yeast, but again a lot of the barrel character, which both points in the sweeter bourbon direction, but it diffinately has some more dry, wooden and red vinous stuff as well. Taste has first of all a lot of malty sweetness, but also some more dry and slightly acidic fruit and barrel notes. Again, besides grapes, cherries comes to mind. Medium full body and med low carb. Very Nice balance, and an exciting beer for sure! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
Creamy coloured head misty brown pour medium carbonation aromas grapes yeast caramel toffee syrup brown sugar candy banana the flavours brown sugar banana candy syrup toffee vanilla some oak boozy goodness good sipping beer this lovely sweetness marzipan the finish best tastes boozy note sweetness oak influence spice note lovely on the palate good ale

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1755) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2011 vintage. A beautiful, reddish brown beer with a medium and blond head. The nose is rich and dark fruity, prune, some strawberries and barrel, hint of alcohol. Taste has strong, dark and dried fruits, barrel, dryer than I expected. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation, smooth. The strong Struise’s house flavour. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brnandersen (2026) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Hazy amber colour with orange hues. Dense, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with vanilla, overripe fruits, rich caramel malts, some barrel, dark dried fruits and honey. Some pleasant boozy notes. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting finish with sweet fruits, vanilla, booze and spicy notes. Excellent beer from Struise, very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (644) - - NOV 27, 2014
33cl flesje bij 't Antwaerps Bierhuiske Alcoholpercentage van 10,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Struise Brouwers glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met mooie witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: nootachtig, houten, zoet, donker fruit, rozijnen Conclusie: lekkere smaak, prima ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some bourbon notes and some residual sugars is quite complex. Taste is a complex mix of bourbon with light residual candi sugar with some, fruity ester and some dry fruits notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice level of complexity thought a fuller body would have help appreciate this even more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Very excellent stuff. Floral aroma, plums, raisins. Awesome balance. Light touch of wood in finish. Pours hazy red with decent head and lacing. Light sweetness. Soft carbonation. Wonderful quad from one of the masters. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s anniversary, 2009 vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
bottlepour sample from the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2013. lightly hazed amber colour with a shortlived thin sliver of a white head; aroma of cobwebs and vanilla; some yoghurt coated sultana flavour; sweet and sticky and delicious


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