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

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common

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4935) - 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 (6318) - 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 (1386) - - 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 (6111) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2911) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle at Chrisso’s pre GBBF shindig 2013. Aroma is heather honey and slight higher alcohol. Flavur is sweet cara- crystal malt, some honey. Fine carbonaton, some berry, fruity . Pretty strange.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Murky caramel with big, creamy, foamy, beige head, decent lacing / Sweet, malty nose of caramel, banana, dark fruit, nut, oak / Full body but a hint watery, creamy, chewy, sweet, otherwise good balance and some bitterness under the big body / Flavors of fresh caramel, toffee, date, fig, apricot, orange peel, subtle bourbon barrel / Abt or barleywine, it’s darn good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Amber pour with a white head. Caramel and barley sugar aroma. Rich warming flavour, can feel the alcohol. Coconut toffee and caramel taste. Long, malt laden boozy finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3686) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
bottle shared at the HF bottle sharing, a bit sweet adn cloying, nothing like pannepot, this is very similar to just a sweeter average quad

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2013 Shindig.Cloudy light brown, off white head. Nose is big bold and sweet. Barrelly wood, banana, Sherry, bourbon whiskey, vanilla. Too over powering for me.


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