Struise Rio Reserva (Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

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


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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (2758) - Yarram, Vic, - 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!

dorain (691) - 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.

xavras (85) - - 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.

Michael27 (2400) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2017
Aus der Flasche im Labeerynt getrunken. Außerordentlich gut ausgebautes Qadrupel. Gewinnt noch durch die Fasslagerung.

skortila (5996) - 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.

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

NordicV (2515) - 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.

carlom (97) - 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.

Grzesiek79 (4451) - Radom, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to tderoeck. 750 ml bottle. Brewed in 05.02.2008 and Bottled in 30.05.2012. Syntetyczny korek, aromat silny owocow suszonych, gruszki, brzoskwinie i morele. Wyglad jasno bursztynowy, metny. Smak Sporo slodkosci, ciut wanilowego smaku wraz z pieprzowa nuta, zdecydowanie Bourbon w smaku, beczki po bialym winie nic tu nie wniosly. Tak wiec jest to piwo w smaku zdecydowanie za slodkie, bourbonowo-whiskowe. Cale szczescie ze alkohol ukryty, ale rozgrzewal i tu sie go wyczuwalo i jeszcze troche w aromacie. Po wysokiej ocenie spodziewalem sie mega swietnego piwa, a bylo tylko dobre, wiec przy takim nastawieniu moge stwierdzic ze nieco sie rozczarowalem

pjotrapostou (370) - POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Przyprawowe, lekko pikantne, dość mocno gazowane, wytrawne. W tle nieco alkoholowa goryczka, ale mimo tego całkiem nieźle to wszystko się ze sobą łączy.

czlowiekmotyka (540) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Barrel is absolutely not present in the aroma. It is quite to hoppy and light in texture to be quadruple. Worth to try.

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