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 18/20
martjoobolut (4086) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours red amber with beige head. The head doesnt stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, alcohol, caramel, fruits. Flavor is sweet, fruits, malt, caramel. Finish is sweet and malty. Overall: great brew, sweet and boozy just as i like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (3765) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Tasting at my place. Bottle (2011) from Van Alsem. Light brown with medium sized head. Cognac, sherry, clementines, marzipan, apricot, cake, and more. Very complex stuff, lots of wine and liquor notes, but also massively fruity. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Will have again!! Backlog from 2015/01/09.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (736) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Hemelse zoetigheid van complexe achtergrond snaken als hout, whiskey, kruid en andere warme items. Ook overeenkomsten met een prachtige grappa. Aroma sherry en zacht zoet. Donker troebel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - NOV 23, 2015
Dark amber, cloudy, yellow head. Aroma is barrel, soft wine, caramel, bourbon and wood, very complex. Flavour is caramel, vanilla, whisky. Palate is between medium amd hich sweet, full body. Spicy and warmy alcogolic finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutz (1024) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Troebel bruin, veel kraag bij het inschenken. Aroma is moutig, whiskey, romig. Smaakt zoetig, whiskeyachtig, caramel, maar ook een flits rode wijnachtig zurig. Niet heel vol van smaak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
Pours deep orange/copper with a 4 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of medium dark fruits and medium dark malt. Amazing. Maybe a hint of orange. Full bodied. Extremely soft carbonation. Flavor is first bourbon/vanilla, then darkish fruit, then toffee, then a bit more toffee. Its not bitter, and it is malty/sweet, but somehow it comes out like a non-sweet beer - and then the toffee comes out again. It changes from second to second. Really smooth. Extremely tasty. Just frickin brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle. Strength on the label was 10.5 not 11.0.Slightly cloudy brown with a massive presence of alcohol from the start. Nothing subtle about this one. Warm flavours dominate with a slightly smoked bourbon trace in background. One powerful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MGantzel (260) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Denne l der har lagt p win/whisky fad har en rdlig lys farve og er lidt uklar. Desuden har den et meget tyndt hvidt skum. llen er meget sd og cremet, hvilket virkelig er en god oplevelse i munden. Krafdulg smag og medium karbonering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (410) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Strong sweet, fruity, herbal, bourbon aroma. Clear amber liquid. White head. Medium-heavy sweetness, light bitterness. Taste of bourbon. Lively carbonation, full body, creamy texture. Excellent barrel aged quadrupel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, spices,yeast,some wood, and red wine. Flavor is sweet and malty with some spices, grains, wood, vanilla, oak and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

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