Struise Rio Reserva (Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

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


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RATINGS: 388   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at blue monk, buffalo. Copper pour with orange hues. Sweet malt aroma with raisins. Low carbonation. Sweet raisiny flavor, red wine finish. Some booziness. Touch of dried cherry. Nice flavor, flat mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (151) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Barrel is absolutely not present in the aroma. It is quite to hoppy and light in texture to be quadruple. Worth to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nutjes (653) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bires te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Troebel donkerkoper - bruin met dunne licht beige schuimkraag. G: Fruitig, karamel en wat bourbon. S: Zoet met een lichte bitterheid. Gedroogd fruit, karamel, licht kruidig en wat bourbon. Frisse (Braziliaanse) hopfruitigheid. Alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig, licht plakkerig en medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1871) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle@ frape Maastricht. Brown haze. Bourbon sweet dried prunes. Flavours whiskey dries drift. Sweet heavy body. Nice and complex. Filling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (542) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1940) - 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, prchna. Kontrowane przez przyjemną drożdżową owocowość. Goryczka jest stosunkowo wysoka i taniczna. Tragedii jednak nie ma, całość się w miarę broni.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5362) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottled brown color with nutty aroma, flavor is malty dark fruit and library, slight smoke, nuts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1848) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2017
[email protected], 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (2395) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (880) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2017
Flaska frn SB. Vintage 2011, tappad p flaska aug 2014. Kopparrd/mahogny-frgad med litet beigevitt skum. Redan nr jag ppnar flaskan sprider sig doften. Det frsta som mter en r tydliga rdvinstoner - tror aldrig jag knt det s tydligt innan. Sen bourbon, melass, inlagda krsbr, fruktkola, syltade vinbr, vinbrsgele, brunt socker, stor maltstma, kola, lite fatkaraktr, Lngt, lngt bakom en lite rkig ton, vl dold i stman. En massiv kropp, strre n vntat. Fyller munnen oerhrt. Verkligen en stormvind smakmssigt. Stor maltstma, kaxiga bourbontoner, vrmande alkohol, brnt socker, inlagda krsbr, ekfat och en lite torr avslutning med lite brnda inslag. Den var vl vrd att spara p.

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