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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy Golden Amber with a lasting off-White head. Aroma of fruit on the turn and delicious bourbon vanilla. The Bourbon ageing is delicately done and it allows the other elements to blend beautifully. Very well balanced. Toffee, dried fruits and vanilla with a hearty warmth from the booze. Outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is belgian spice, oak and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with candy sugar, sweet fruit and oak. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Sample courtesy of kermis. Very thin head. Hazy amber pour. Nice sweet brew interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1184) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
Amber with an off white head - A nice caramel and vanilla aroma - Good malt body with caramel and vanilla - malt and vailla finish - This was quite good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4082) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle shared courtesy of Kermis. Road soda on the way back from Borefts 2013. Poured a hazy medium amber with a broken white head. The aroma is rich fruity with lots of creamy caramel. The flavour is rich alcoholic bitter with a big sweet liqourice boozy alcohol palate. Great to share but I won’t be drinking a whole bottle on my own.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to trade with Vincent. Pours cloudy golden brown with small bubbly tan head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, malt, fruits, raisin. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6183) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2013
Tap at the Brugge shop. Nose of bourbon barrel, vanilla, orange, caramel, toffee. Deep amber color, clear, with lace. Sweet flavor of orange, toffee, and vanilla. Nice barrel character, which is very evident but not overwhelming. Tangy fruitys, orange, apricot. Very smooth, perfect body. Lovely, really.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1322) - - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours copper/ruby with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is buttered toast. Taste is extremely buttery with notes of apple, oak and booze. Palate is smooth, round and full. This is a really nice beer but not worth the money.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6087) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2013
750. Wow, wow, wow. What a treat. Thanks N! Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Big sweetish nose, nice mix of apricot and juicy vinous notes with a little soft touch of candied lemon in the background and some sweet spiciness from the wood. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tart caramel, apricot, juicy blackberries, spicy oak, a little lemon glaze, and plenty of phenolic bite on the mid palate. Long tangy finish. Say who say de Struise ain’t still bad motherfuckers? This is an amazing beer, and amazingly complex to boot.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2013
Mooie schuimkraag die staat. Rijp fruit, marmelade, hout en bourbon leiden tot een orgastische smaakervaring. Wow en nog eens wow


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