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


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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
versione 2011, ha un anno in botti di vino bianco Saint Emillion Tour Baladoz in pi rispetto alla versione 2008. Ambrato carico con schiuma bianca/leggermente beige a grana fine che lascia un velo molto sottile.. il miglior tipo di aroma che abbia mai sentito..inalando lievemente si sente molto laroma vinoso dolce,mieloso e di vaniglia..inspirando pi decisamente emerge in maniera decisa laroma torbato di bourbon,legnoso ed affumicato,ma molto ben legato al dolce del vino..davvero qualcosa di unico,che non ho mai provato prima..lalcool fa da sottofondo ma non spicca particolarmente.. gusto splendidamente bilanciato fra le due componenti principali dellaroma (forse pi dolce che torbato)..complessit elevatissima..corpo pieno,frizzantezza sorprendentemente alta (ma non invasiva) il bourbon/torbato riemerge nel finale amaro (probabilmente la tostatura del legno) e si posiziona in fondo alla gola e ai lati della bocca lasciando una piacevolissima sensazione calda e leggermente piccante.. (piccola nota: i rutti sono decisamente al vino bianco!) un capolavoro,una delle birre pi complesse mai assaggiate..prodotto di un birrificio che non smetter mai di stupire..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Umoyk (54) - , - APR 30, 2015
I dont know if this goes for all the bottles of this beer, but this bottle is obviously infected with a fruity strain of Brett. Overall the beer is estery with strawberry aromas complimented really nicely with vanilla from oak and some caramel. The aroma hints to a little sourness, but its not there in the taste. Its rather sweet and bitter. Very pleasant, intriguing and special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (622) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
Pours amber, slightly cloudy. Berry, malt, phenols. Complex. Sweet, full bodied. Very smooth and well balanced bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cjldm (55) - - APR 29, 2015
My favourite style taken on from a new angle - yet again - by my favourite Belgian brewery. Poured into a Westmalle chalice. The head is smaller than required by the glass, but hangs around. Beer pours a murky brown, yet lets through a lot of light. A seasoned drinker would guess that it will turn out moderately sweet. Smell immediately gives hint of sweet candi sugar yeast with a beautiful vanilla oak complement. Some stone fruits and green grapes appear as well of scents of honey-sweetened Kentucky bourbon. The taste has the sweetness, but there is a real grape flavour carried through the body. Belgian brown sugar sweet yeast mixes with caramel bourbon and hints of dessert wine. There is butterscotch and Christmas chocolate orange in there too, picture a Scottish Christmas dessert. In spite of the overall sweetness, the complexity allows bourbon and wine flavours to come through. Brown sugar with a lot of barley wine characteristics - a note to its American parentage. Barely a dash of alcohol, in spite of an 11% abv. A very smooth blend which beautifully carries an array of flavours. The taste will hang around long after finishing. Beautifully exhibits the flavours. A masterpiece. Overall, not the strongest barrel-tasting beer I've ever had, but that is due to the fact that Struise produces such a wide array of flavours that it exists to complement the wide array of flavours on offer, rather than presenting the sole flavour in itself. Having heard little of this beer before, I have been highly pleasantly surprised and it now ranks as one of my Struise favourites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2953) - GREECE - APR 27, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark orange copper color with small beige head. Fruity and malty aroma. Banana when it is cold, some dark fruits when it gets warmer, caramel, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (590) - - APR 24, 2015
Pours a deep amber hazy body with a thin head. Rich aroma of malty sugars and wood. Nice and full taste of dried fruit, sugars and barells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (757) - HUNGARY - APR 18, 2015
jabb, immron a sokadik Struise remekmű, amire sikerlt rtennem a kezem, ez esetben egy 2011-ben főztt belga quadrupel, melynek legfontosabb jellegzetessge, hogy egy vet Tour Baladoz hordban pihent, majd Kentucky-beli bourbon hordk szolgltak lakhelyl, vgl pedig jabb hrom hnap segtette a nemesedsben a főzde falain bell. Az előletnek ismerete nem utols szempont, ha slyos sszetettsgt megrteni szndkozunk. A benyomsok olajozott terepen alakulnak meg: a szoksos Struise-szn, krmes hab, megnyerő kllem. A vrsboros, tompa, kerekded jegyek lgyan fondnak ssze a whiskey lesebb, hirtelen aromival, amik soksznűsgben brmely itallal felveszik a versenyt, a legnagyobb sllyal taln mgis a vanlis-kkuszos, tlgyfacsipszes, mzdes malts hangulatok esnek a latba. Rg ittam mr olyan srt, amelynek ne lett volna semmi mondanivalja; termszetesen ez a főzet sem volt kivtel. Vibrl, komplex zjegyek kerekednek ki a maltaszirup komtosan csordogl, mgis nagy erőt sugrz folyambl, az rlels klnleges rtket ad az egybknt sem mindennapi italhoz. A Rio Reserva egyszerre sugrozza rk rvnyű, klasszikus stlusba ltztetett, egyszersmind a vltozsokra fogkony kznsg szmra kszlt, az aktulis trendnek mindenben megfelelő főzet kpt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (3060) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a small slightly off-white head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with some malty bitterness. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, ripe fruits, oak and raisin. A well balanced BA quadruple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6581) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2015
Bottle (33 cl) from Beergium.be. CLear chestnut, medium beige head. Fruity aroma with some caramelly and nutty notes, liquorice, wood and alcohol. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Clear copper, brief off-white head. Nutty and caramelly malt arom with plenty of raisin, dried fruits, and almond paste. Well inntegrated barrel notes. Medium to full bodied, low to mmedium carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (976) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
Amber colour with off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, vanilla and ripe fruit. Taste is sweet and a bit boozy, canned fruit, wood and bourbon. Good carbonation.

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