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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3.9
fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity, candy, barrel - wood, overriped fruit, bourbon notes. Flavour is moderate heavy and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120512]

4.1
yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber to orange. Smooth toasted and toasted caramelish malty. Bitter and toasted malty. Smooth and roasted into the finish. 

3.5
Ungstrup (38140) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Draft. An amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and wood, leading to a dry woody finish.

3.9
joergen (28704) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol, oak and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Sweet finish.

3.8
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bourbon aroma with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla, caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty bourbon finish with hints of caramel.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2012
[email protected] Deep golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, some floral and vanillaish notes. Flavour is alcohol, some wood, mild vanilla, alcohol and a bit tar like notes.

4
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Holy cow, if I never hear that song again, it’ll be too soon. This was one of my favorites from Struise at CBC, despite having to sacrifice my hearing for it. Aroma has vanilla and summer fruit. Taste has both, plus caramel and white wine. Very nice.

4.2
omhper (25349) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Draught at SBWF. Cloudy amber, small head. Rich aroma of vanilla, oak and red berries. Sweet and full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Rich on caramel, filled with red berries and sprinkled with vanilla. Warming finish. Seemless and rich. Wonderful!

4
cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 tap at struise shop ... copper thin white head ... sweet oange toffee nose .. ily body ... juicy malt fruits ... sweet mellow toffee ... light yeast ... nice ... mellow rounded fruits ... little honey ... apricots ... litle syrupy ... juicy ... nice very nice bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet candi sugers ... soft yeast ... light wine nose ... soft fruits ... plums and figs ... juicy malts ... candi sugers ... deep rich mellow and smooth ... nice

3.9
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
11th May 2012
On tap (from the Mobile Struise Beer Dispenser!) at CBC. Clear amber beer. Good cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Good cream flavoured malt with a little toffee Mild spice. Really nice fresh cream! Finishes dry and warm. Aftertaste of toffee. One of the beers of the festival.


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