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

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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2807) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2015
Pours murky copper with two fingers of off-white head. Aroma of toffee and butterscotch, nuts, lightly roasty, dark fruit. Taste is sweet, slightly boozy and funky, a light tangy bitterness. Body is rich and creamy, soft carbonation. Alcohol warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av mörk torkad frukt som plommon, fikon och russin, karamell, farinsocker, trä, jäst, röda bär med toner av sherry, vanilj och grön banan. Rund och len, stor sötma en aning syrlighet, lätt beska. Mycket gott!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Mycket hint om sötma i aromen, russin. Hel del jäst i smaken, fyllig i kroppen.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xebbe (132) - - FEB 27, 2015
Riktigt god. Visste först inte vad det var, bara att jag gillade den. Men när jag förstod att det var en blond quadrupel föll bitarna på plats. Drick om du får chansen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1835) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: Smelling of plums, ripe bananas, sherry and arrac.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet fudge, sherry, plum marmalade and Marzipan.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a sticky finish.
Overall: Really great beer, enjoy with a soft strong cheese.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. (Vintage 2011) Reviewed 2015-02-25.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
This is a interesting beer brewed by De Struise Brouwers back in 2011, in collaboration with brew master Ryohei Sugawara San from RIO BREWING & CO (Japan). First aging for one year in Saint Emillion Tour Baladoz wine oak barrels. After that on bourbon barrels from Kentucky. Finally Struise bottled contition this ale in august 2014. _____________________________ A little bit hazy, mahogny colored beer with a small, yellow-white head that dissapears fast. No lacing on the glass. Nose: Raisin, plum, citrus, tart, brown sugar, fudge, coffee, honey, vanilla, bourbon and caramel malt. Taste: Oh! This is soo good! Very complex! Sweet caramel malt, bourbon, plum, molasses, dried fruit, raisin, vanilla, oak barrels, mandarin and dark syrup. Body: Full, complex body with crisp and yet soft carbonation. This is a masterpiece! I’m truly in love. I bought 5 bottles but now I just GOT to get hold of a couple more...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammerhead01 (68) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
33cl bottle, Vintage 2011. Dark orange with a small head that lingers. Aroma is quite fruity: figs and plums, vanilla and perhaps some Bourbon. Taste is very complex and full bodied with medium carbontation and light bitterness, light to medium sweetness. Some booze in the finish that is not strong nrough to be unpleasent. Excellent Beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 22, 2015
Quite an awesome quad. Feels light and refreshing but keeping lovely complexity of malty profile, toffee, figs, dried fruits, ripe fruits, berries, yeast, vanilla, wood. Mostly sweet with light hint of sour. Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1323) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy copper body with no crown. Plums, oak, bourbon, alcohol and vanilla. Dry and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1766) - FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours brown with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, fruity, floral and perfume. Flavour is bourbon, wood, light to medium sweet and fruity.


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