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: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
scirtes (652) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark amber, with yellowish head. Aromas of fruits: pineapple, red fruits, alcohol, hints of phenolic notes. Sweet, with low bitterness, lots of dried fruits in aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation. Quite interesting but alcohol is a bit too distinct and barrel notes are very subtle.

3.4
mgajdaczewa (2220) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Aromat jest piękny, choć drożdże powędrowały w dziwną nieco stronę. Naprodukowały nut owocowych, kombinacja brzoskwini, banana a nawet ananasa! Do tego drewno, muśnięcie wanilii, bardzo zachęcająco. W smaku jednak duuużo poniżej poziomu browaru. Przede wszystkim masa tanin i mokrego drewna, próchna. Kontrowane przez przyjemną drożdżową owocowość. Goryczka jest stosunkowo wysoka i taniczna. Tragedii jednak nie ma, całość się w miarę broni.

3.9
mar (5434) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Amber with a light khaki head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, light alcohol. Chewy palate, toffee, caramel, light dough, bread and alcohol in the finish.

3.5
blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottled brown color with nutty aroma, flavor is malty dark fruit and library, slight smoke, nuts

3.7
VamboladeTolly (2156) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu.ABV 10,5%. Pours amber (caramel) with small beige head. Aroma: goutweed, bready, whiskey, caramel, wet old hay. Taste: sweetish, weak sour, vanilla, candy sugar, caramel, alcohol boozyness,woody,spicy. Full body.

4.1
dnicolaescu (2638) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 24, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear red body, with sediment, beige head with so so retention. The aroma is full of oak vanilla, I mean a lot of it. Not much going on behind - some sticky fruit syrup, bandaid spice. The taste is soft milky vanilla caramel, smooth but not sticky, drying alcoholic spice and heat. Super smooth mouthfeel. Excellent.

4.3
Samuel214 (1318) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2017
Flaska från SB. Vintage 2011, tappad på flaska aug 2014. Kopparröd/mahogny-färgad med litet beigevitt skum. Redan när jag öppnar flaskan sprider sig doften. Det första som möter en är tydliga rödvinstoner - tror aldrig jag känt det så tydligt innan. Sen bourbon, melass, inlagda körsbär, fruktkola, syltade vinbär, vinbärsgele, brunt socker, stor maltsötma, kola, lite fatkaraktär, Långt, långt bakom en lite rökig ton, väl dold i sötman. En massiv kropp, större än väntat. Fyller munnen oerhört. Verkligen en stormvind smakmässigt. Stor maltsötma, kaxiga bourbontoner, värmande alkohol, bränt socker, inlagda körsbär, ekfat och en lite torr avslutning med lite brända inslag. Den var väl värd att spara på.

4
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
Pilsnertest (296) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Foam explosion when opening. Taste is not infected though. Dried fruits, caramel, fudge, dark berries, oak, red wine and hints of whisky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
ciocanelu (2793) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 4, 2016
Almost clear amber color with beige head. Aroma has dried fruits, caramel and some butterscotch. Taste starts with bourbon, slightly sweet at first with brown sugar notes and slightly bitter finish with burnt sugar notes. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s a really nice bourbon aged strong ale.


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