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Struise XXXX Quadrupel

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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
age_jellema (39) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Very good Quadrupel. Some fruits, boozy, soft sweet rich. Long aftertaste. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (288) - - AUG 18, 2014
Drank 18-8 while Facebook-messaging. Smell is similar to Alesmith grand cru (alcohol, barrel-agnedness, sweet/bourbon). Really soft, sweet beer. Nice quadrupel. Bourbon taste is very nice and very present. Like this beer. Aftertaste is dominated by alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2202) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Shared with Wim and Bart at Wim’s place. Clear amber colored beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Fruited malty chocolate aroma. Medium sparkling and creamy palate. Finish is hopped sweet bitter slight dry and bit alcoholic. Nice one!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Lovely, deep amber-golden colour with a small, dense white head. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, green apples, plums - ripe fruits. A slight hint of booze. Some syrup. A bit restrained. Taste is heavy sweet. Full body with a lively carbonation that is a bit disturbing to my palate. Cuts to much of the richness. Finishes sweet and fruity with some warmth from the alcohol. Okay Quadrupel - However, I had higher expectations to a beer from Struise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a 1,5 finger sized creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace of lacing. Aroma: Sweet Fruit (Pears, Plums), bread, alcohol Taste:Follows the aroma sweet fruity, maly, light alcoholic with not much bitterness. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, medium to full body, below average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdan (260) - USA - JUL 14, 2014
Dark amber, cocacolaish with nice head. Aroma dark fruits, alcohol. Taste; sweet dark fruits, candy sugar, malty, notable alcohol. Full body, smooth, low carb, finish alcohol, dark fruits. Reminds of La Trappe quadruple.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (876) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber with medium size dense pale brown head. Aroma a little weak, dried fruits and some alcohol. Taste dried fruits, sweet malts, raisins, bananas. The lack in aroma costs this beer a few points overall, otherwise nice-

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours hazy dark wooden brown with a small creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with sweet dark spicy bread, pears, candi sugar, plums, overripe grapes, apples and orange zest. Taste is sweet and fruity with pears, apples, grapes, orange zest, plums, nuts, golden syrup and alcohol. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and fruity with bread, plums, grapes, pears and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6974) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at home. High and long lasting creamy off-white head. Hazy dark amber body. Very sweet fruity aroma. Very sweet apple pear flavor in a nice mixture with the alcohol, little hops, low carbonation, long sweet finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (554) - BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2014
Encore une merveille de derrière les fagots... Cette brasserie est littéralement insatiable (sans jeu de mots …). Une quadruple de 12 % abv, et 41 Ibu . Couleur roux clair, avec un tout léger voile de convenance. Bulles très peu nombreuses et d’ailleurs quasiment pas de gaz à l’ouverture. Mousse beige moyen qui vient napper finement, et on trouvera de longues jambes lors de la dégustation. Arômes de fruits mûrs, raisins secs, bois exotique, ceps de vigne, pointe de cannelle. 1ère bouche soyeuse, quasi huileuse, à la superbe entrée sur des pruneaux, du raisin noir et du blé noir. Arrière-bouche de malt et fruits mûrs. 2ème sur du miel brun, du malt caramel, du candi brun, sucre d’orge. 3ème sur du malt grillé, avec une pointe de tabac brun. Arrière-bouche très longue, à la texture huileuse. La longueur donne un grand fondu malt/fruits/bois. La chaleur se marque. Elle donne l’esprit d’un grand vin, avec des nuances sublimes. La levure est soyeuse, une très belle ligne. L’alcool est bien progressif, fort mais sans excès de chaleur. La finale est un pur régal. CONCLUSION : une bière qui mérite le respect, l’estime, l’appréciation sage. Comme dit le brasseur, elle est « alive and kickin’ »... Pour moi, cette quad est d’une grande noblesse, artistique et d’un esprit mystique...


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