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

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RATINGS: 184   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (671) - USA - JUN 21, 2013
on tap @ local option. don’t know how this could be any better. bourton, complex, fruity, complex.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5539) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau (319) - 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!

4.6
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3189) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhasmonek (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Crisp and tart, yummy a little sweet and fruity. Great Belgium quad aged in wine and bourbon barrels.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2814) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
12-MAY-2012, draft @CBC, 2008 vintage. Clear orange with tan head. Aroma is Grand Marnier like with orange peel and alcohol. Taste is fruity malty, with caramel and cane sugar. Bourbon is there. Very full. Fantastic beer again from de Struise:-)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harbert (98) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2013
Mooie schuimkraag die staat. Rijp fruit, marmelade, hout en bourbon leiden tot een orgastische smaakervaring. Wow en nog eens wow

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Fad: Orange klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er fantastisk, masser af frugt og eg. Smagen er let syrlig med en god del eg, nærmest bourbon siger mine noter, hvilket det så også er. Lige som en øl skal være. Fantastisk.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. One of the top beers of the festival. Pours a clear, caramel gold with a fluffy, white head. Big ripe, caramelized fruits in the nose, with notes of overripe citrus and hints of whiskey. Big and sweet flavor with lots of honey, ripe berries, caramel, light warming alcohol, some wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Decent warmth in the finish, with some sticky sugar and jammy berries. Great balance. Wonderful complexity. The barrel treatment is spot on. This is how you do it.


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