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


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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1289) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
@ Agards väg 3/7-15. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. [Vintage 2011]. Dried fruity/overripe fruity with cherries, vanilla, bourbon and caramel, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is dried fruity/overripe fruity with bourbon and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1925) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos en lion. Bruinbrood met een witte kraag. Geur is vingerverf. Smaak met vingerverf, eikenhout, gist. Body vol complex maar wel iets aan de zoete kant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle Amber, nice thick off white head. Aroma of cherry and caramel Nice full body, sweet candy caramel and cherry taste. Some taste of alcohol. Thick feel, but fresh sourness balances overall impression

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Vintage 2011, bottle August 2014. BB 10/2019. brown / redish cloudy color. small off-white head. smells of liqueur, rather strong wooden notes, sour, very nice fruity notes, cherries, apricots, coconut, wow, great smell. full body, very soft bubbly carbonation, great full mouthfeel. tastes of red and dried fruits, wooden notes, cherries, coconut, some sweetness, some citric notes, acidic, lightly sour. finishes with malt sweetness and some warming alcohol. wow, love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (13967) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
(10.5% Alc, 2011 version) Leicht trübe dunkel orangegoldene Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, reifes Obst, rote Beeren, dezent alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig malzig, holzig, Vanille, rote Früchte, alkoholisch, alles sehr gut abgestimmt, lecker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Dark coppery body, offwhite head. Aroma is huge and soft with candies, berries, some dark fruits and cakelike maltiness. Flavour is superbly balanced and leaves some vanilla sweetness for quite a long time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (948) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle, thanks Henk! Pours red/brown with an off white head. Aroma: vanilla, fruit, wood, honeycomb. Taste follows with peach, caramel, herbs, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, rye bread, walnut. Excellent balance in sweetness, bitterness and just a light tartness, full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Lingering bourbon sweet finish with enough bitterness and a hint of mint. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1033) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a reddish tinge and a small, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits, some vinegar, and wooden barrels. Taste of wood, red fruits, some malts, delicate spices. Medium body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is mostly the same as the main taste but it also introduces some molasses. Overall a really good beer, typical BA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9667) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
330 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. BB 30/10/2019. At the Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki, Finland. Dark red colour with a small frothy off-white head. The aroma is wow! Sweetness, fruits, dark fruits, candies, mild berries and vanilla sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is herbal hops, sweetness, dark fruits, calvados, whiskey and malt. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1097) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
(330ml 2011 bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop) Pours slightly hazed deep reddish amber with a small, fine cream head that lingers with lace. Aroma has caramel and honey sweetness up front, strawberry, dark rye bread, a hint of banana churro, prune, preserved cherry, and a delightful underpinning of vanilla, oak and fairly ample bourbon. Sweet at first on the palate, caramel-soaked fruit with notes of prunes, dates, preserved cherry, red dessert wine, slight bread. Oak building in the middle with tobacco and vanilla notes, drying, bourbon, dried dark fruits. A slight toasted character on the finish, which is woody with a fair amount of bourbon, lingering caramel and fruitiness in the back. Long aftertaste with almost no alcohol heat. Medium, oily body with very soft carbonation. A real stunner from Struise, the fruity complexity is up with the very best quads while the bourbon is quite robust and adds its own mark without overwhelming completely. The whiskey character helps quell the cloying finish of some quads. Super sipper.

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