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

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (960) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Vintage 2011, bottle August 2014. BB 10/2019. brown / redish cloudy color. small off-white head. smells of liqueur, rather strong wooden notes, sour, very nice fruity notes, cherries, apricots, coconut, wow, great smell. full body, very soft bubbly carbonation, great full mouthfeel. tastes of red and dried fruits, wooden notes, cherries, coconut, some sweetness, some citric notes, acidic, lightly sour. finishes with malt sweetness and some warming alcohol. wow, love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (10805) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
(10.5% Alc, 2011 version) Leicht trübe dunkel orangegoldene Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, reifes Obst, rote Beeren, dezent alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig malzig, holzig, Vanille, rote Früchte, alkoholisch, alles sehr gut abgestimmt, lecker!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Dark coppery body, offwhite head. Aroma is huge and soft with candies, berries, some dark fruits and cakelike maltiness. Flavour is superbly balanced and leaves some vanilla sweetness for quite a long time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (629) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle, thanks Henk! Pours red/brown with an off white head. Aroma: vanilla, fruit, wood, honeycomb. Taste follows with peach, caramel, herbs, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, rye bread, walnut. Excellent balance in sweetness, bitterness and just a light tartness, full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Lingering bourbon sweet finish with enough bitterness and a hint of mint. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (785) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a reddish tinge and a small, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits, some vinegar, and wooden barrels. Taste of wood, red fruits, some malts, delicate spices. Medium body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is mostly the same as the main taste but it also introduces some molasses. Overall a really good beer, typical BA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8664) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
330 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. BB 30/10/2019. At the Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki, Finland. Dark red colour with a small frothy off-white head. The aroma is wow! Sweetness, fruits, dark fruits, candies, mild berries and vanilla sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is herbal hops, sweetness, dark fruits, calvados, whiskey and malt. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (794) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
(330ml 2011 bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop) Pours slightly hazed deep reddish amber with a small, fine cream head that lingers with lace. Aroma has caramel and honey sweetness up front, strawberry, dark rye bread, a hint of banana churro, prune, preserved cherry, and a delightful underpinning of vanilla, oak and fairly ample bourbon. Sweet at first on the palate, caramel-soaked fruit with notes of prunes, dates, preserved cherry, red dessert wine, slight bread. Oak building in the middle with tobacco and vanilla notes, drying, bourbon, dried dark fruits. A slight toasted character on the finish, which is woody with a fair amount of bourbon, lingering caramel and fruitiness in the back. Long aftertaste with almost no alcohol heat. Medium, oily body with very soft carbonation. A real stunner from Struise, the fruity complexity is up with the very best quads while the bourbon is quite robust and adds its own mark without overwhelming completely. The whiskey character helps quell the cloying finish of some quads. Super sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (707) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
Pours cloudy amber, tan head. Aroma of tobacco, redwine. Taste is complex, tabacco, redwine,. Very nice balance.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2394) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep garnet/ mahogany color with moderate head. Aromas of sweet malts, candi sugar, and dried dark fruit. Rich flavors of same with additional light anise and oak/vanilla. Rich and creamy. Typical de Struise greatness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1365) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
330 ml bottle, pours brown with a small, frothy, off white head. Aroma is caramel, oatmeal, strawberry, prune, red cherry. The oaking adds to the base with red wine and whisky notes adding to the already complex aromas balancing together. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, finish is lightly bitter, very smooth, carbonation is fine and lasting.


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