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

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2013
75cl bottle. Clear brown color with medium, thick dirty white head. NOSE : old bread, vinegar, apple, wine, caramel, vanilla, booze, nail polish. SIP : very thick with creamy texture. Low carbonation. The creamy texture is amazing. It carry sweet lactic notes of caramel malts. It gets a bit sour that develops through wood, wine like flavors. The booze follows but stays well balanced. In the end it warms. After couple of sips it is clear I will get drunk with this. Finish is dry and sweet in the same time. Each sip the beer reflects well its bourbon barrel aging. Aftertaste is acidic and sweet, wood and vanilla, booze and earth. OVERALL : what a brew. Aging in oak for couple of years makes this beer quite unique. Huge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (981) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
19/10/2013 Eurhop (tap). Color miele, poco torbida, schiuma leggerissima. Al naso sentori di malto, frutta matura, zucchero candito, vaniglia, alcol molto presente. In bocca dolce, caramello, zucchero di canna, note di botte, un po sbilanciata. Corpo pieno, carbonazione bassa. Buona, ma mi aspettavo francamente molto di pi.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4123) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draught at Local Option. 08 version. Amber to orange color. Sweet throughout. Vanilla. Oak. Apricot and some banana.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4904) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) in DC. After starting with the Oostvleteren 12, I was shocked to see such a difference between that Quad and this Quad. Poured a dark orange, honey-looking brew, with a small, wispy off-white head. Aroma was nice fruit notes, honey with a touch of hops. Touch of vanilla, some notes of woody barrel come out in this one. Touch of boozy bourbon notes, but surprisingly and dangerously drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1858) - 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 (3799) - 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 (5563) - 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 (1327) - Rros, 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 (4771) - 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 wont 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 (5585) - 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.


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