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

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RATINGS: 217   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Fux, synthetic cork
Bourbon and wine barrel

Cloudy amber color, small head. The aroma is malty, some wood and vanilla, light alcohol. Full bodied; sweet malt flavor, nice delicate vanilla and oak presence, but also a moderate tannic and vinous touch.
Fully mature, complex, very good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 26, 2014
33cl bottle (2011). Hazy amber colour with a nice tan head. Liquorice, dates, peach and alcohol in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with some sourness and a long dry finish. Overall, more than a beer, a digestive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle at Delirium Tokyo. Desert. Aroma is complex. Apples, white wine, caramel, toffee popcorn, bourbon. Taste is great. Caramel, cherry, full on. Sweet but lovely. Fruit comes through, caramel, sticky and sweet. Really lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (865) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur rubis, belle mousse blanche peu d’effervescence, gros nez sur la vanille, puis attaque en bouche sur la vanille et attaque sur le bourbon et une pointe citronnée? Deuxième bouche sur le cèdre et l’amande.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (880) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Produit exceptionnel. Couleur anbrée. Arômes de fruits jaunes, de prunes, de banane et d'alcool. Complexe et équilibrée, on approche de la perfection. Pointe de bois et de vanille sur la finale. Excellent !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle a amber red colored beer with a white head aroma oak caramel spicy dry fruits sugar fruits and citrus flavor malts spicy citrus caramel spicy dry fruits some alcohol sugar oak and some bitters in the finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (447) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Deep red with orange hue with a pretty off-white head. Aroma is packed with oaky goodness, red wine, tons of dried fruits, apricot, dark berries, a sprinkle of vanilla as it warms, berries, figs and apples. Exquisite aroma and stunning complexity! Taste is more mild and dangerously drinkable; sweet and slightly acidic towards the finish, which is a nice balane. Notes of dark berries, oak and much more oaky wine-stuff. Alcohol nowhere to be found, save for an oily palate. Delicious. I could down this sessionable quadruple(!) by the barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle. Pours hazy amber orange with creamy off-white one finger head. Aroma hits you with loads of belgian yeast and esteres. Dried fruits, apricots, dark berries, sweet and caramel malts. Burnt figs. So many oaky layers in this one. Got the red wine dark berries and tannins, oak and vanilla from the barrel as it warms. Has some sour apples too. Taste is a mellow palate of dried fruits. Complex but mild. Bready malts, caramel with dry oaky vanilla finish, slight spicy. Red wine does bring this beer a edge towards the finish that is hard to find in this strong sweet beers. Body is full and really creamy but disappears rather quickly, letting you ready for next sip. It doesn’t hit you in any way, it’s just one long cozy journey for the taste buds. No absence of the alcohol, just a oily mouthfeel. Really well balanced beer and kind of a sessionable quad!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrew_drinks (116) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
Keg at CBC2012, from some old notes. They cheer and sing as you order it. Dark brown pour, small white head. Rich and boozy nose, bourbon, vanilla and a bit of spice. Slightly thin in the mouth, even for style. Flavour of figs, toasty malt, deep rich boozy bourbon. Slightly one dimension, disappointing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Clear copper, brief off-white head. Nutty and caramelly malt arom with plenty of raisin, dried fruits, and almond paste. Well inntegrated barrel notes. Medium to full bodied, low to mmedium carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a completely clear, rubyred amber with a small, fluffy, off White head. Aroma has lots of different barrel character at first. Both sweet, cherry-vinous oak and sweet vanilla bourbon stuff. Not overwhelmingly Dark though. Still with some of these Dark, dried fruits, and some malty caramel, and some Belgian yeast, but again a lot of the barrel character, which both points in the sweeter bourbon direction, but it diffinately has some more dry, wooden and red vinous stuff as well. Taste has first of all a lot of malty sweetness, but also some more dry and slightly acidic fruit and barrel notes. Again, besides grapes, cherries comes to mind. Medium full body and med low carb. Very Nice balance, and an exciting beer for sure! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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