Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
750, brewed 2008, bottled 2012.
A: Hazy chestnut body under a finger of dense tan head. Good retention for the strength, spotty lace. Attractive.
S: Caramel, red wine, vanilla, and dark fruit. Very nice.
T: Sweet malt up front, followed closely by fruity wine, corny Bourbon, vanilla oak, and a long bittersweet finish. Hugely complex, very tasty.
M: Full bodied, well carbonated. Great.
O: Awesome beer. Both barrels come through beautifully. Definitely a sipper, but admirably smooth.
04-17-2014 23:29:27 | More by woosterbill
4/5 rDev -5%
2009 edition - poured a muddy red-brown body (like dark brown leather couch brown) with two finger head that dies quick with little lace. There is some booze and vanilla in this beer and it a touch of sourness to along with some sweet malts - pretty complex aroma that I can't really nail down. Beer is medium-bodied, a little sticky, the booze is hidden but after awhile hits you as beer warms, some typical Belgian yeast and citric zip come in as well and there is some moderate sweetness with a blend of sour that I get. A really enjoyable quad that the aging has smoothed out and sweetned and is a great sipper (this is not meant to be more than a sipper).
02-26-2014 18:19:52 | More by clayrock81
4.64/5 rDev +10.2%
Picked this up at Bierhandel Willems en zoon in Belgium. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is amazing with huge vanilla, bourbon, and oak notes along with hints of butterscotch, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar, and subtle dark fruit. The taste mirrors the nose with the oak, vanilla, and bourbon once again the stars. Hints of maple, caramel, pecans, leather, tangerine, figs, apple,brown sugar, and booze. The mouthfeel is lightly syrupy with perfect carbonation and a smooth as silk, subtly warming finish. Overall, this is an amazing beer! It's rich and flavorful and hugely drinkable for an 11% ABV beer. I've had this numerous times on tap, but this is the first time from the bottle. I have to say it's just as good, and perhaps has mellowed a bit in the cellar. For me, this is a Barley Wine disguised as a Quad. Highly recommended!
01-31-2014 18:14:05 | More by beerdrifter
Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.