Struise Rio Reserva (St Emilion Wine + Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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First maturation took place in our tanks. Second in St-Emilion Wine barrels, third took place in Bourbon barrels from Kentucky, of four years of barrel patience.
First release in 2017. Bottled on 12/07/2016.
Cask Strenght, limited to 3000 bottles 75cl.

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Alpha10 (774) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2017
2018/08/18 - Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a thin, soapy, off white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, red wine, grape juice, prunes, toffee, wood and light bourbon with a hint of apple. Taste is brown sugar, toffee, raisin, apple, sherry, grape and woody bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with doting carbonation and a finish that is dry and warming. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
minutemat (5662) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie. Pours a deep mahogany, small off-white head. Aroma has a strong wine influence backed up with good dark sweet malt. Taste is a moderate to high sticky sweet character, not overly so, with some caramel, nuts, caramel-malts, warming spicy alcohol and a soft bourbon influence. St Emilion shines through a little, providing a complex, alluring but balanced complexity. Excellent BA quadrupel.

4.2
Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Bottle from a bottle swap, thanks Monster Magnet!

2011 vintage.
Barrel oak aroma, some interesting wine scents. Taste is caramely sweet & a bit sour at the same time. Very complex and warming. Very tasty

3.9
matbli (409) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
bottle 330 ml, pours hazy amber with fast falling white head. Aroma caramel, dried fruits, raisins, hard candy, red wine, a hint of bourbon and some alcohol. Very sticky and sweet. Full bodied and slightly warming.Nice sipper but to one dimensional in taste.

3.7
szymonskc (945) - Skórcz, POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Zapach intensywny, czerwone wino, karmel, cukier, wanilia, burbon, alkohol. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, mętne. Piana beżowa, niska, drobna, szybko znika. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, lekka kwaskowatość, ciemne owoce, wino, toffi, cukier, melasa, rodzynki, wanilia, przyprawy, burbon, drewno. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie.

3.8
gyhallmanti (547) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark amber colour with no head. Aroma of grapes, slight chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, dark malt, slight smoked malt, apple. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a decebt dey finish. Notes of bitter lemon, lemon zest, gumdrops, bourbon sourness, liquorice, grapes, wood, apple, caramel. Texture is oily and thick, full bodied woth average carbonation

4
romanstep (600) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 6, 2017
W nosie intensywnie drewno, beczka, wanilia, toffi, ciasteczkowość. Barwa ciemno, bursztynowa, średnie zamglenie, piana beżowa, początkowo średniej wysokości, szybko redukuje się do firanki. W smaku toffi, karmel, dojrzałe białe winogrona, drewno, na finiszu lekkie alko. Goryczka niska, ziołowo-alkoholowa. Klasa. Butelka 10.04.2012

3.5
huineman (718) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2017
33 cl bottle at Billie’s Bier Kafétaria, Antwerp (and yes, it says all the line about the four years’ patience, and yes -it’s 33 cl and not 75.) It pours dark amberish ruby red, dark and with some long-lasting pillowy tan head. Aroma is way intense: cookies, tomato, caramel, cinnamon, red fruits. Taste is powerful, sweetish, very sour. Somewhat aggressive but balanced thanks to the right acidiy. Medium carb, low bitterness, long peristence.

3.7
phfyysik (1308) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 5, 2017
Pours caramel brown with light head. Aroma is raisin, alcohol, rum, oak, some dust, light caramel, some red wine. Taste is soft, caramel, fruits, juice, some clear sugar, soft wine. Very nice and decent beer!

4
DraftDodger (1568) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2017
Copenhagen 9/8-2017. 33 cl bottle from Den Belgiske Ølbutik in Vanløse. Label with a double "R", the logo of De Struise and quite detailed information on the maturing process. Pours hazy amber with small white head. Settles as thin patchy layer of foam. No lacing. Aroma is rich. Humid basement, cognac, brown sugar, woody and with solid whiff of boozy alcohol and some sourish notes. Soft carbonation and thick oily palate. Flavor is immensely sweet. Modest bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet caramel with strong notes of alcohol. light burning from the alcohol. Good, strong, muscular yet elegant, barrel aged motherfucker.


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