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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, hazy dark reddish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugars, toffee, fruit, hints of slight oak, vanilla, honey, some hints of white grape. Taste is a mix of honey, vanilla, dark fruit, hits of dark fruit, red fruit, hints of dough, yeast, spice as well, some oaky notes, finishing very sweet, but pretty tasty overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Taster at Zeebra II. Deep orange colour on the body, with a small off white head on top, with good density and retention. Tiny bits of yeast floating around. Light lacing on the walls and a thin line of foam sticking around the glass. Aroma has dark fruits, honey and butter combined, bringing up some childhood memories. Taste is sweet, with malts, floral notes, honey, a hint of the alcohol, ripe peaches, hints of caramel. Medium thin body, okay carbonatiom, maybe a bit high but nothing disturbing. Very tasty beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
750mL bottle, pours an opaque dark orangey amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is very complex, with loads of Belgian yeast, complex toffee, candied sugar and dark fruits. Flavour is amazingly complex, with loads of Belgian yeast, toffee, candied sugar, and light balance of wine and bourbon barrels. Wow - the level of complexity here is impressive. Highly drinkable despite the booze and strength of the beer. An elegant treat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wim (2773) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
at my home along with Yves and bart 0.75L bottle hazy brown colored body with an off white head and a spicy chocolate malt aroma a spicy sweet caramel chocolat alcholic malt taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8958) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2009 Vintage. 750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Wood, fruity, some yeast, some vanilla, and some spiciness. Overall alcohol content well hidden.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhasmonek (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Crisp and tart, yummy a little sweet and fruity. Great Belgium quad aged in wine and bourbon barrels.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3369) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
750 ml bottle, vintage 2009. Slightly hazy amber with off white head. Aroma sweet, pears, sugar. Taste has sugar, ripe fruit, alcohol, sweet malt and pears. Very pleasant

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark golden, fruity berries, sweet, rich, vanilla.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (939) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2014
slight beige head disappears fast without lacing. brown-amber colour. aroma of sugar, barleywine like, vanilla. taste like aroma with slight bitter finish.extremely sweet and very 1-dimensional. bottle 75 cl / bbf may-2017

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, bit too sweet but nice dark fruits


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