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


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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Ryohei 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3562) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2058) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brnandersen (2448) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (948) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5159) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7188) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1231) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours clear golden with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, caramel and kandi, as well as fruity yeast and notes of wood and leather. Full creamy body with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with bread, toffee, kandi and fruity yeast, as well as biscuits.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Oooh yummy. Andy says nice. So smooth and the barrel aging have it a beautiful vanilla and bourbon. Soooooo expensive but yummy. Julie gives. 4.1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Collaboration between Struise Brouwers and Rychei Sugawa San of Rio Brewing, made in 2008. Vintage tasted a few years later. Off-white, stable head, colour hazy bronze. Very appealing, perfumey aroma of chocolate bars, candied figs, honey, marzipan, ginger, amaretto, sweet cider, gingerbread, orange peel, whisky... Very complex taste, candied orange in onset, sweet and spicy, on a rich and deep caramelly malt base, drying towards the finish and ending in a wonderful play of aromatic hops, dried fruits and warm, cognac-like, satisfying alcohol without becoming wry. Amazingly complex and well-balanced quadrupel, deserves no less than a four star rating, in my view not that far away from perfection.

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