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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
On tap at CPK, London. Struise tap takeover. It pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with big bourbon notes. Vanilla, tobacco, figs, dark fruits and molasses. Taste is sweet again, quite boozy and bourbon-like, syrupy with vanilla, chocolate, molasses and licorice. Mouthfeel is thick with good carbonation. Overall, tastes like the XXXX Quad on Bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle shared by Colin. Brown pour with an off white head. Belgian candy aromas. Sweet and malty with interesting wine barrel and gut rock bourbon undercurrents. Kind of wacky with woody low lights and some almost tannin like qualities.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours deep orange/copper with a 4 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of medium dark fruits and medium dark malt. Amazing. Maybe a hint of orange. Full bodied. Extremely soft carbonation. Flavor is first bourbon/vanilla, then darkish fruit, then toffee, then a bit more toffee. It’s not bitter, and it is malty/sweet, but somehow it comes out like a non-sweet beer - and then the toffee comes out again. It changes from second to second. Really smooth. Extremely tasty. Just frickin brilliant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (955) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2013
On tap at Drunk Monk. Reddish-amber colour with little white head. Apricot aroma. Sweet and malty taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1229) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Gedronken op borefts’12, goud/bruin van kleur, wit schuim, zoet, amber ale, sterk, houtachtig, branderig, caramel, alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4770) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
From tap @Borefts 2012. Near clear deep gold. Medium white head. Rounded wooden bourbon infused nose. Candysugar and gently sweet fruits. Full body. Thick. Sweet and refined. Warming alcohol. Soft fruity and malty. Wood tones. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Designated 2008 vintage. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some prune, cognac. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/plum, some cognac. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On draft at Max’s 9th Annual Belgian Fest. Pours a hazy, golden raisin color with zero head. Nose is woody, sticky toffee, raisin, orange, perfume, nail polish. Flavor is very boozy, rum, orange, candy sugar, nail polish, perfume. Full, sticky, boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - 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 (3303) - 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.


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