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

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, honey and biscuit malt with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt forward with spicy alcohol, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3051) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours mostly clear amber with just a trace of thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is floral hops, figs, pears, bread and biscuit malts, light grass and light spice. Flavor is sweet malts forward with great supporting fruit esters; extremely delicious with just the right amount of citrus and floral hops along with a hint of herbs; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Draft at wf coddingtown. Clear light toffee brown with minimal head...but what is that has tight carbonation. Sweet candied lighter toasted malt, hint of raw golden raisin, balanced bourbony oak. Sticky somewhat viscous mouth feel. Somewhat of a belgian barleywine...sweet maris otter malt, white candied sugar, vanilla, white oak. Well done and balanced for what it is.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5908) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm) Dark red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, caramel, dried fruit, apricots, oak wood and hints of cellar. Malty, fruity taste with notes of red berries, caramel, orange peel, candy sugar, dried fruit, rum raisins, oak wood and a smooth, sweet finish with a gentle bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (4875) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours almost clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of toffee malts, marmelade and fruit. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.Taste of spicy toffee malts, spices mixes very well with a light alcohol burn towards the end. A beer that caresses my mouth, not a ordinary beer, nice burn towards the end, with lingering toffee underneath. Good+

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2013
En tirador Reserva del 2008.Muy buena cerveza,bien equilibrada,con una entrada suave pero gran complejidad.Muy acertado el sabor a bourbon.Bien envejecida.Fantastica

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6718) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Malt and yeast aroma with oak. Malt and fruity estery flavor with oak and yeast. Medium bodied. malt and light caramel lingers with fruity esters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
75cl bottle.Hazy dark brown pour with off white head.Malt,oak,vanilla,fruit and orange in the aroma.Tasted of malt and oak with ripe fruits also prominent.Vanilla and bourbon also there.Would like to try this again after another 2 or 3 years cellaring.Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (361) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Cloudy orange, nice foam and lots of lacing. Strong aroma of malt, yeast, alcohol. Flavor is boozy, caramel, tobacco, spice. Palate is very sticky, oily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Tap. Pours cloudy deep orange with a medium off white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. (Faint) aroma is caramel, fruiyt, wood. Taste is about the same, medium sweet, quite boozy. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Does not have the complexity of the best quads out there.


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