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

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RATINGS: 210   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.


4.5
   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 (3924) - 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 (1937) - 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 (2143) - , 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 (3910) - 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 (1979) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2870) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4901) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1280) - 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

4
   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.


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