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

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RATINGS: 203   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Super cloudy deep amber, no head. Nose is apple brandy, caramel, honey & alcohol. Divine. Flavor is homey, caramel, apple brandy, wood, vanilla, peach. Great great stuff.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some bourbon notes and some residual sugars is quite complex. Taste is a complex mix of bourbon with light residual candi sugar with some, fruity ester and some dry fruits notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice level of complexity thought a fuller body would have help appreciate this even more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Very excellent stuff. Floral aroma, plums, raisins. Awesome balance. Light touch of wood in finish. Pours hazy red with decent head and lacing. Light sweetness. Soft carbonation. Wonderful quad from one of the masters. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s anniversary, 2009 vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
bottlepour sample from the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2013. lightly hazed amber colour with a shortlived thin sliver of a white head; aroma of cobwebs and vanilla; some yoghurt coated sultana flavour; sweet and sticky and delicious

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours clear golden with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, caramel and kandi, as well as fruity yeast and notes of wood and leather. Full creamy body with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with bread, toffee, kandi and fruity yeast, as well as biscuits.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
Oooh yummy. Andy says nice. So smooth and the barrel aging have it a beautiful vanilla and bourbon. Soooooo expensive but yummy. Julie gives. 4.1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Collaboration between Struise Brouwers and Rychei Sugawa San of Rio Brewing, made in 2008. Vintage tasted a few years later. Off-white, stable head, colour hazy bronze. Very appealing, perfumey aroma of chocolate bars, candied figs, honey, marzipan, ginger, amaretto, sweet cider, gingerbread, orange peel, whisky... Very complex taste, candied orange in onset, sweet and spicy, on a rich and deep caramelly malt base, drying towards the finish and ending in a wonderful play of aromatic hops, dried fruits and warm, cognac-like, satisfying alcohol without becoming wry. Amazingly complex and well-balanced quadrupel, deserves no less than a four star rating, in my view not that far away from perfection.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"What a deliciously complex quad this turned out to be. VERY well balanced between the base beer (prototype dark fruit, bread and spice belgian quad) sweet woodsie bourbon, and red wine. Delicious and smooth!! Don’t know how much this one cost, and probably don;t want to :)"

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1620) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle midlands tasting group. Hazy orange some sediment. Nice vanilla fruits bourbon sweet malts in taste and aroma nice bitterness very good stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4025) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
750ml Bottle shared between 6 at the Midland meet on 24th Aug 2014. Lovely, lovely beer, reminded me of Orange Liqueur in the nose. Poured an orange hue of light brown with a small head. The nose boozy, obviously orangey and sweet. The taste was more caramel and golden syrup than Orange Liqueur, but some orange hints were certainly there in the beers flavours. Rich and most enjoyable, cheers Richie for bringing it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1820) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
75cl bottle @ Midlands Beer Tasting, Aug 14 at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours hazy orange with a thin head and big boozy Cointreau aroma. Taste is hugely complex, constantly evolving with sweet bourbon & vanilla mixing with dark fruits, malts, thick caramel & strong quad flavours. Without doubt the beer of the night for me and I definitely need a full bottle of this in my life. Incredible.


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