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


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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 2009 bottle. Pours orange white head. nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, orange sherbet, oak and dark fruit - medium/full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Brown muddy pour with tan head. Belgian, spice, yeast, fruit aromas. Plum, spice, yeast, Belgian candy sweetness, oak and barrel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (224) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
Flaska från SB. Hasselnöt brun med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av rostad malt och bourbon fat. Medium söt kropp med torr avlutning. Spritig mak av bourbon fat, torkade aprikoser, sirap, rostad malt, pumpa, kavring och lite salmiak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2220) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
2011 editie. Mooie roodbruine kraag met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, bourban, wijn, vanille, herfstfruit. Smaakt zoetig, vol, vanille, créme. Beetje barleywine achtig. Prima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1806) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle, brewed 2011, bottled 2014. 10.5%. Slow gusher. Murky copper, thick offwhite head. Malty, dried fruit aroma, raisins and red apples. Flavour has strong fruityness, booze and dark sugar with good caramel backing and woody notes. Creamy mouthfeel with warming alcohol and good bitter bite. Booze, bitterness and dark, sweet fruityness well combined, very well balanced. Solid quad, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (578) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
Btl@ l’atellier Brussels July 15. Btl says brewed 2008, bottled 2012. Looks.. In the dark of l’atellier it is a murky red brown, sml head Smells... Huge caramel malts, oak, wine and vanilla, bourbon is strong at the end. Tastes.. So chewy, thick thick caramel malts, red vino and bourbon oak, vanilla, smooth yet incredibly boozy, This is freakin amazing !!! 4.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (1670) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. 2011 vintage ? Pours a hazy dirty copper body, holds a small dense beige head. Aroma is complex - not what I expected at all! Sultana, bruised apple, brown sugar, old toasty oak, stewed fruits, cinnamon and clove and nutmeg, aged Riesling!? Really different The texture of this is tremendous - thick, velvety, sweet yet slightly tart and tannic, and bitter. There’s something a bit wild, and funky, and untamed about this - sweet brown sugars, vanilla oak, lots of spice, lots of candied apple and dried fruits. Long finish, bit of dank, cellar, nutty, almost rancio character. Very very nice - a serious surprise, of the best sort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
(Bottle, 0.33 l - vintage 2011 - BB 30/10/2019, at Stadin Panimobaari, 20150821) The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, yeast, wood and malts. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, wood, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy, malty and bitter. Initially the brew was very good but towards the end the booziness began pushing through too heavily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (497) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2015
Deep sunset red amber with small golden head that quickly recedes, leaving an oily surface. Complex aromas, including a light green apple tartness, toffee, oak, bourbon. The taste is even more layered and complex - white wine vinous notes, sweet caramel, apple, peach, oak tannin, boozy and warming bourbon. Velvet smooth, full bodied, oily, low carbonation, just enough bitterness and dryness to cut through the sweetness. Another absolute winner from De Struise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2015
Taste on 22.05.’15 @ home, from bottle 33cl (Bierhalle Deconinck). Hazy orange / amber color, with a light beige head. Aroma: caramle, red fruits, raisins, some spice. Full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, complex, raisins, red fruits, spices, touch of Bourbon. Woods, alcohol note. What a good beer again !

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