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

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2340) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Johnny Off License Roma Italy. 03.12.2015.Thank you Alberto for amazing journey.Also thank you guys for this Vintage 2009 bottle.Taste with Mortlach, ippopotamo36, John, Trevor and cika Boban. Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma of sweet candy sugar and some oak.Taste is sweet sticky candy, bourbon note present,leather, earth, dusty finish, Nice smooth balanced.Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. Bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Amber with small lite tan head. Caramel malt, candied sugar, dark fruit, vanilla. Well done, complex.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patjeadam (152) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Delicious complex belgian quadrupel. Sweet, tad bitter, vanilla, citrus, little oily, little boozy. Amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14116) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
KØLF 161015. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, yeast. Flavour is sugar, oak, malt, berries, wood, alcohol, bourbon, spices, yeast, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with bright mahogany edges and a one finger, frothy off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic spots and streaks of soapy lace left behind. Interesting aroma with a subtle barrel presence that’s integrated into the quad notes of the base beer. Spicy bourbon, delicate oak and silky vanilla bean along with peppery spice, bready yeast, sweet booze and dark fruit esters. Barrel presence has faded over the years but there’s still some burnt oak, spicy spirit and vanilla bean in the nose. Zesty spice with ginger, clove and pepper. Some bready yeast, boozy sweetness and light fruit esters, notably pear, apple, cherry and cream. Also, a touch of caramel sweetness with some leathery malt. Fuller end of medium body with slight creamy texture and a subtle barrel character that’s nicely integrated into the tripel characteristics. Somewhat dry wit faint oak and a lot of silky vanilla. Bourbon notes have faded a bit but there is still some spicy and sweet spirit flavor. Perfume-y with zesty spice, light fruit, sweet malt and boozy heat in the finish. Strong white pepper with ginger and coriander followed by apricot, strawberry and cream and green apple. Slightly yeasty with hints sourdough bread followed by toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Boozy finish but not too hot. Some warmth in the chest but overall ABV is decently masked. Easy drinking, unique and complex with bourbon barrel notes playing off of tripel characteristics. Very interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2015
Murky amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is fruity, apricot, caramel, booze warmth, malty notes. Flavor is caramel and sugar, fruity, vanilla, finishes with alcohol notes, more caramel, dried fruit and figs. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours red amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, alcohol, caramel, fruits. Flavor is sweet, fruits, malt, caramel. Finish is sweet and malty. Overall: great brew, sweet and boozy just as i like it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Tasting at my place. Bottle (2011) from Van Alsem. Light brown with medium sized head. Cognac, sherry, clementines, marzipan, apricot, cake, and more. Very complex stuff, lots of wine and liquor notes, but also massively fruity. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Will have again!! Backlog from 2015/01/09.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (693) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Hemelse zoetigheid van complexe achtergrond snaken als hout, whiskey, kruid en andere warme items. Ook overeenkomsten met een prachtige grappa. Aroma sherry en zacht zoet. Donker troebel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - NOV 23, 2015
Dark amber, cloudy, yellow head. Aroma is barrel, soft wine, caramel, bourbon and wood, very complex. Flavour is caramel, vanilla, whisky. Palate is between medium amd hich sweet, full body. Spicy and warmy alcogolic finish. Very nice.


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