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


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RATINGS: 204   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle with some friends 75CL. Looks like a copper pennySmells insanely sweet and a bit of oak. I don’t get any bourbon on the nose. Taste is like brandy and a belgian quad had a baby. finish is a bit too sweet and its not a complex beer at all but certainly can use more aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4894) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
2009 vintage on tap at Het Oude Schooltje, Oostvleteren. Hazy amber, thick head. Appleish caramel nose, hints of tropical fruit. Nice marcipane flavours, still very fruity. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1243) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 rating based on the 2009 version. 75cl bottle shared. pours a light orange color with a creamy head. the oak and bourbon smell is there right away. orange, red fruits, some wine smell, sugar... had the 2008 version on tap. wich is a lot better as this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Clear amber pour with an offwhite head. Taste is malty, caramel, bourbon, wood, fruit, white wine and a little hint of vanilla. Really weird take on a quad but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2288) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle @ Cervezorama. Reserva 2009. Light brown with an off-white head with medium lasting. Aroma is light acidic and malty, caramel and yeasty. Flavor is also acidic with vinegar hints, fruity and barrel notes, caramel and toffe is also present. The final is fruity with a good balance between the toffee notes and bourbon

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
75cl bottle. APPEARANCE: dark blond clear beer, nice stable off white head. NOSE: caramel, alcohol, candy, some liquorice, fruity, some grapes? wood. TASTE: caramel, somewhat smoked, alcohol warming feeling, wood, vinous, quite a heavy taste, really complex and powerful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (810) - USA - JUN 21, 2013
on tap @ local option. don’t know how this could be any better. bourton, complex, fruity, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5119) - GERMANY - JUN 20, 2013
On tap at CBC2012. Beer in the glass amber coloured, nice head. Starts sweet-malty, getting drier. Fruity hints of apricot. Finish warming, some smokey-malty notes. nteresting beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3794) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
Draught at Fermentoren. Almost clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruits, wood/barrels, bourbon. Flavor almost heavy sweet, light spicy, light hoppy. Full body, quite flat, some warming alcohol in the finish. Super nice. Called vintage 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4779) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013

Appearance: Amber color with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet fruity, light acidic, light oak and caramel malty.
Palate: Medium to full body. A round fine sweetness and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: A bit sweet fruity, caramel malty, oak and some mild spices. Warming alcohol.
Overall impression: Holy diver!
Personal stats: Sample @ Haand 13

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