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


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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Ryohei 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1800) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
on tap @ local option. don’t know how this could be any better. bourton, complex, fruity, complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (425) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Mooi amberkleurig bier met fijne witte schuimkraag die goed aan het glas blijft plakken. Complex, redelijk zoet, aroma van geel fruit, gist, perzik, abrikoos. Likeurachtige smaak, blijft lekker plakken en hangen in de mond. Super stuff !!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (433) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 18, 2016
Aspetto: ambrato molto scuro, schiuma un po' dorata, abbastanza abbondante, fine e persistente. Aroma: vinoso, leggermente agrodolce, vaniglia, botte, bourbon, fruttato e caramello. Gusto: tutti i sentori avvertiti al naso e in maniera molto abbondante. Corpo decisamente è strutturato, carbonizzazione media. Birra veramente fenomenale, complessissima, ricca di sapori e decisamente appagante. Un altro capolavoro di questo birrificio. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Stone. Clear dark golden with almost no head. Really nice floral bourbon caramel and vanilla aroma. Thick silky creamy palate. Tastes of caramel, bourbon candy, orange, vanilla, and dry oak with a sticky sweet bourbon finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Passewaaij (326) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Bruine kleur, weinig schuim. Heeft een jaar in de kelder gelegen. Ruikt fantastisch, zoethout, drop, hoestdrank, wijn. Smaakt goddelijk, zacht, zoet, klein beetje bitter. Super!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (3156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep garnet/ mahogany color with moderate head. Aromas of sweet malts, candi sugar, and dried dark fruit. Rich flavors of same with additional light anise and oak/vanilla. Rich and creamy. Typical de Struise greatness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oyvindp (1) - - JUL 27, 2016 does not count
2009 vintage, 75cl bottle. Amber quad. Great carbonation. Lots of caramel in aroma and taste. Would easily do 2-3 more years in cellar. Still doesn’t feel fully developed. Very similar to La Trappe batches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
(on tap CBC) First beer on saturday; what a super blend of horse sweat, dirt, cherry kenel, some cidernotes and black berry leaves. Nice bronze color, small white head. Citric, woody and rustic finish, lingers for ions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (5584) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
750 ml bottle, vintage 2009. Slightly hazy amber with off white head. Aroma sweet, pears, sugar. Taste has sugar, ripe fruit, alcohol, sweet malt and pears. Very pleasant

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