Struise Rio Reserva (Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

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


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RATINGS: 387   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2702) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has sour notes, wooden notes, cherry notes. Sweet caramel taste, cherry, wooden notes, honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1666) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
@ Agards vg 3/7-15. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. [Vintage 2011]. Dried fruity/overripe fruity with cherries, vanilla, bourbon and caramel, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is dried fruity/overripe fruity with bourbon and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2530) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos en lion. Bruinbrood met een witte kraag. Geur is vingerverf. Smaak met vingerverf, eikenhout, gist. Body vol complex maar wel iets aan de zoete kant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (1036) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle Amber, nice thick off white head. Aroma of cherry and caramel Nice full body, sweet candy caramel and cherry taste. Some taste of alcohol. Thick feel, but fresh sourness balances overall impression

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2621) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Vintage 2011, bottle August 2014. BB 10/2019. brown / redish cloudy color. small off-white head. smells of liqueur, rather strong wooden notes, sour, very nice fruity notes, cherries, apricots, coconut, wow, great smell. full body, very soft bubbly carbonation, great full mouthfeel. tastes of red and dried fruits, wooden notes, cherries, coconut, some sweetness, some citric notes, acidic, lightly sour. finishes with malt sweetness and some warming alcohol. wow, love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (547) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2015
33cl bottle,bourbon barrel aged pours a dark brown with beige head Aroma has sour notes and bit of grain Taste starts with dry bitter sourish and long dry bitter finish a great beer from struise nothing new their

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (18810) - PCastle, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
(10.5% Alc, 2011 version) Leicht trbe dunkel orangegoldene Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, reifes Obst, rote Beeren, dezent alkoholisch. Geschmack krftig malzig, holzig, Vanille, rote Frchte, alkoholisch, alles sehr gut abgestimmt, lecker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Dark coppery body, offwhite head. Aroma is huge and soft with candies, berries, some dark fruits and cakelike maltiness. Flavour is superbly balanced and leaves some vanilla sweetness for quite a long time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (1344) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle, thanks Henk! Pours red/brown with an off white head. Aroma: vanilla, fruit, wood, honeycomb. Taste follows with peach, caramel, herbs, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, rye bread, walnut. Excellent balance in sweetness, bitterness and just a light tartness, full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Lingering bourbon sweet finish with enough bitterness and a hint of mint. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1393) - rhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a reddish tinge and a small, off-white head. Aroma of red fruits, some vinegar, and wooden barrels. Taste of wood, red fruits, some malts, delicate spices. Medium body, oily texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is mostly the same as the main taste but it also introduces some molasses. Overall a really good beer, typical BA.

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