Struise Rio Reserva (Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

 
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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle @ home, split two ways. Murky brownish pour with a generous head. Tons of dark fried fruits, syrupy, caramel, coconut and some light booze at the end.


3.4
koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed on Christmas Eve at the Boné/Murphy household while causing all kinds of mischief. 330 mL bottle, 2012 vintage, shared by ebone1988. This one was enjoyed in some festive Marty Moose glassware. The pour is a nice ambery gold with a thick white head and a couple spots of lace as it falls down to a thin film. The aroma is surprisingly yeasty. There is a lighter fruit behind that and a growing caramel and oak after that. This is definitely more like a tripel than it is a quad, which is a little bit of a shame. The flavor is much of the same. The caramel and light toffee come through first before the fruitiness and heavy yeastiness take over. There is a decent growing bourbon and a strong charred oak. The mouth feel is medium bodied at best with a bright and spritzy carbonation and a lingeringly yeasty and caramel finish. This one is weird. 6 4 6 4 14

3.6
ebone1988 (2293) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20, from Marty Moose glasses. 2012 vintage. Aroma is fruit, caramel, bourbon, barrel, yeast, toffee. Appearance is amber brown, light tan head, spritzy. Taste is caramel, fruity, toffee, bourbon, barrel, yeast, effervescent. Mouthfeel is medium body, heavy fucking carbonation, caramel fruity yeast woody aftertaste. Overall it's incredibly spritzy, but the flavor is good.

3.8
zbyszek_cz (179) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Zapach mocne figi, rodzynki, miód gryczany, wanilia, alkohol. Smak alkoholowo słodki, rodzynki, figi, dużo estrów, słodkie gruszki, ciężki, zalepiajacy. Piwo mocno degustacyjne, bardzo bogate w smaki, nisko nasycone.

4.9
dorain (754) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2017
Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2013) 2015-10 getrunken. "Wow! Rodenbach meets Pannepot !!!" Dieser rotbraune Traum kommt säuerlich, sehr fruchtig und doch malzig daher. Verdammt ungewöhnlich für ein Quardrupel.

3.6
xavras (120) - - DEC 8, 2017
Butelka z 2012 roku. Chyba nie do końca dobrze się zestarzało, bo miało większy potencjał. W aromacie jest taki kwaśny zapach, do tego czuć rodzynki i lekko alkohol. Piwo jest bursztynowe, lekko mętne. W smaku dość słodkie, ale bardzo mało złożone. Alkohol czuć na szczęście mniej niz w aromacie, goryczka nie jest zbyt duża, ale generalnie piwo oblepia lekko przełyk. Źle nie jest.

3.9
Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2017
Aus der Flasche im Labeerynt getrunken. Außerordentlich gut ausgebautes Qadrupel. Gewinnt noch durch die Fasslagerung.

4
skortila (6025) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2017
Bottled. 2012. 15cl sample. The aroma has strong overripe red fruits, vanilla, oak, hint of earthy yeast. Bit hazy, brown coloured beer with a medium-sized, off-white head. The taste is very sweet with dried fruits, some caramel, bourbon. Full bodied. Elegant stuff.

5
MeadGuide38 (4) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
Wat een topper, mijn nummer 1. Smaak is explosief donker en zacht, Echt een aanrader.

4
NordicV (2592) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2017
Flaska 2011 @Fermentoren Kph. Rödbrun öl med ett lättare smutsvitt skum. Doft av röda bär och fatlagrad alkohol. I smaken tar körsbär en större plats bland bärsmakerna. Klara Bourbontoner i både doft och smak.

4.4
carlom (124) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2017
Colore ambrato scuro, schiuma gialla compatta ma poco persistente, aroma di malto, vaniglia e legno appena accennati. Al palato vaniglia, amarena, è un marcato carattere vinoso. inizio amaro ma il finale è dolce e leggermente alcolico. Birra magistralmente equilibrata, un ottimo esperimento.


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