Struise Rio Reserva (Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

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


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RATINGS: 386   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (3403) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle (2011). Brownish-amber color, noisy foam. Rich Aroma: wine, plum wine, vanilla, oak, malt, sweet. Taste: plum wine, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, powerful malty, light bitterness, very warming. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oyvindp (1) - - JUL 27, 2016 does not count
2009 vintage, 75cl bottle. Amber quad. Great carbonation. Lots of caramel in aroma and taste. Would easily do 2-3 more years in cellar. Still doesnt feel fully developed. Very similar to La Trappe batches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (2773) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 butelka, warka do 30/10/2019 (czyli wersja uwarzona w 2011) nieco zamglone, ciemno herbaciano-rubinowe piwo z kiepska piana. aromaty intensywne - na dziendobry przyprawy, suszone i kandyzowane owoce, banany i postbeczkowe klimaty (ciut wanilii, ciut burbona, ciut ziemisto-drewniane klimaty). Jest tez niemalo kandyzowanego cukru, karmelu, bejcy. w ustach na dziendobry przemilo gladka faktura, mimo poszczypujacego wysycenia. pojawia sie tez alkohol, ktory trwa w posmakach, ale nie jest irytujacy, jest wkomponowany, dopiero jak kilka sekund po przelknieciu nadal go czuc moze wkurzac. jest slodko, jest kwaskowato, aromaty przekuly sie na smaki 1 do 1 :) jest bdb+, przed wiekszymi orgazmami wstrzymuje dosc dlugi posmak alkoholowy, nieco zbyt wysoka yyy... bejcowatosc, i nieco zbyt malo ciala. Niemniej piwo robi wrazenie, wybitnie degustacyjne.
UPDATE: w temperaturze niemal pokojowej zyskuje: slodsze sie staje, bejcowatosc zanika nieco, owoce kandyzowane, zwlaszcza figi bardziej do przodu wychodza... az ocene se podniose, taki sensoryk ze mnie, a co

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (7087) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2016
330ml bottle [2011 vintage]. Cloudy brown colour with small to average, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Intense, fruity, malty aroma is quickly superimposed by leathery vanilla Whisky notes, therefore slightly surpressed notes of banana, dried dark fruit, raisin, prune; additionally there are overtones of mild bretty funkiness. Taste is sweet, minimally sugary malty, notes of banana, baked banana, caramel and honey, hints of dried fruit, raisin, prune, some peppery yeasty spiciness, some warming alcohol; lasting alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (558) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Amber color. Caramel aroma, some sweet, ripe fruits, yeast, sugar. Taste of caramel, yeast, alcohol, bourbon oak, vanilla. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1940) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
330ml bottle. Copper shade with lasting head. Aroma is candy-ish, banana, red wine. Complex taste with caramel, red fruits and brown sugar. Not overly sweet. Wonderful balance and complexity to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnemans90 (176) - - JUN 15, 2016
Bier uit 2011, gedronken in 2016. Langdurig gerijpt op wijn- en daarna op wiskeyvaten. In se basis een rijke quadruple, die echter veel van zijn typische zoetheid is verloren. Een subtiele burbon smaak die totaal niet overheerst, maar juist mooi op de achtergrond aanwezig is. Soepele en lekkere afdronk. Heel bijzonder en lekker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8109-20160318] 330mL bottle, 2011. Mild hard candy and toasted fruit aroma has just a hint of Strawberry Shortcake toy. Hazy, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Lightly boozy fruity flavour has a lingering malty aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
Overheard: "You know what I really dont need? People gamifying my alcoholism."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2785) - Aarhus, DENMARK - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
2016-03-18. Dark amber body with a modest creamy beige head. 3++ Aroma is unique, sweet caramel base with a vaguely woody or floral character to it. Brown sugar. Flavour is similar, sweetish toffee like base, is actually more brown sugar like. Warming alcohol is prominent but not overbearing. Fruity notes throughout. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, carbonation. Decent. 7/3-4/7/3-4/15-16 Bottle from North Bar, Leeds.

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