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

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at blue monk, buffalo. Copper pour with orange hues. Sweet malt aroma with raisins. Low carbonation. Sweet raisiny flavor, red wine finish. Some booziness. Touch of dried cherry. Nice flavor, flat mouthfeel.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (1553) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. 2011 vintage ? Pours a hazy dirty copper body, holds a small dense beige head. Aroma is complex - not what I expected at all! Sultana, bruised apple, brown sugar, old toasty oak, stewed fruits, cinnamon and clove and nutmeg, aged Riesling!? Really different The texture of this is tremendous - thick, velvety, sweet yet slightly tart and tannic, and bitter. There’s something a bit wild, and funky, and untamed about this - sweet brown sugars, vanilla oak, lots of spice, lots of candied apple and dried fruits. Long finish, bit of dank, cellar, nutty, almost rancio character. Very very nice - a serious surprise, of the best sort!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
(Bottle, 0.33 l - vintage 2011 - BB 30/10/2019, at Stadin Panimobaari, 20150821) The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, yeast, wood and malts. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, wood, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy, malty and bitter. Initially the brew was very good but towards the end the booziness began pushing through too heavily.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (468) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2015
Deep sunset red amber with small golden head that quickly recedes, leaving an oily surface. Complex aromas, including a light green apple tartness, toffee, oak, bourbon. The taste is even more layered and complex - white wine vinous notes, sweet caramel, apple, peach, oak tannin, boozy and warming bourbon. Velvet smooth, full bodied, oily, low carbonation, just enough bitterness and dryness to cut through the sweetness. Another absolute winner from De Struise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3014) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2015
Taste on 22.05.’15 @ home, from bottle 33cl (Bierhalle Deconinck). Hazy orange / amber color, with a light beige head. Aroma: caramle, red fruits, raisins, some spice. Full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, complex, raisins, red fruits, spices, touch of Bourbon. Woods, alcohol note. What a good beer again !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermajstro (11) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
Doft av bourbon mörka sötafrukter o vanilj. Underbar smak av dito och otroligt välbalanserad. Mycket trevlig öl.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. Vintage 2011. Best before 30/10/2019. Colour is deep and cloudy dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, caramel, wood, some sweetness, hints of alcohol (bourbon), Belgian yeast and malts. Still nice fruitiness left.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1806) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sour notes, wooden notes, cherry notes. Sweet caramel taste, cherry, wooden notes, honey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (982) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
@ Agards väg 3/7-15. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. [Vintage 2011]. Dried fruity/overripe fruity with cherries, vanilla, bourbon and caramel, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is dried fruity/overripe fruity with bourbon and warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1461) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos en lion. Bruinbrood met een witte kraag. Geur is vingerverf. Smaak met vingerverf, eikenhout, gist. Body vol complex maar wel iets aan de zoete kant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (278) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle Amber, nice thick off white head. Aroma of cherry and caramel Nice full body, sweet candy caramel and cherry taste. Some taste of alcohol. Thick feel, but fresh sourness balances overall impression


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