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

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RATINGS: 189   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity, candy, barrel - wood, overriped fruit, bourbon notes. Flavour is moderate heavy and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120512]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber to orange. Smooth toasted and toasted caramelish malty. Bitter and toasted malty. Smooth and roasted into the finish. 

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Draft. An amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and wood, leading to a dry woody finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
On tap. Pours an almost clear amber with a small off-white head. Sweet Bourbon aroma on top of some overripe fruit. Very rich body, plenty of caramel, sweet fruit and very intense - if pleasant - Bourbon. Very warming alcohol in the finish. Super nice. 120512

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol, oak and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Draught@SBWF2012. Deep golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, some floral and vanillaish notes. Flavour is alcohol, some wood, mild vanilla, alcohol and a bit tar like notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Draught at SBWF. Cloudy amber, small head. Rich aroma of vanilla, oak and red berries. Sweet and full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Rich on caramel, filled with red berries and sprinkled with vanilla. Warming finish. Seemless and rich. Wonderful!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bourbon aroma with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla, caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty bourbon finish with hints of caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
11th May 2012
On tap (from the Mobile Struise Beer Dispenser!) at CBC. Clear amber beer. Good cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Good cream flavoured malt with a little toffee Mild spice. Really nice fresh cream! Finishes dry and warm. Aftertaste of toffee. One of the beers of the festival.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.


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