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Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 17
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Fux on 05-14-2012

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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 23
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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark amber pour, small creamy light beige head, will last a while.
Big oak barrel on the nose, with warm sweet Bourbon popping out mostly and lots of vanilla. Rich fermenting raisin and plum, some fig jam, faint candied cherries, Port wine, toffee, sticky caramel, faint chocolate cake, faint rum, plenty of stuff, enough of this!
Wow, really tasty and complex. Starts with juicy fermenting dark fruit (raisin, fig, plum), some slightly tart berries, overripe peaches, apple mash, laced with honeyed red wine. Toffee, caramel pudding, with cane syrup, lots of oaky vanilla and great clear sweet Bourbon in the finish. Not too boozy, but warm and dry enough to put a cork on any dripping sweetness. Great woody notes, from damp wine barrel stave to toasted oak.
Aftertaste retains the double barrel goodness and caramelised fig, with a nice clinging Bourbon vapor, especially. Medium body, medium to low fizz.
As it warms, it gets a bit sweeter, but the alcohol still doesn't seem to pile up. Still, a rich, flavorful sipper, another big Struise hit.

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4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a interesting beer brewed by De Struise Brouwers back in 2011, in collaboration with brew master Ryohei Sugawara San from RIO BREWING & CO (Japan).
First aging for one year in Saint Emillion Tour Baladoz wine oak barrels. After that on bourbon barrels from Kentucky. Finally Struise bottled contition this ale in august 2014.

A little bit hazy, mahogny colored beer with a small, yellow-white head that dissapears fast. No lacing on the glass.

Nose: Raisin, plum, citrus, tart, brown sugar, fudge, coffee, honey, vanilla, bourbon and caramel malt.
Taste: Oh! This is soo good! Very complex! Sweet caramel malt, bourbon, plum, molasses, dried fruit, raisin, vanilla, oak barrels, mandarin and dark syrup.
Body: Full, complex body with crisp and yet soft carbonation.

This is a masterpiece! I'm truly in love. I bought 5 bottles but now I just GOT to get hold of a couple more...

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3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

the bourbon taste and smell was very pronounced. the alcohol taste/smell was so overwhelming it tasted like tequila

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma of raisins, honey, faint vinous, caramel, candy, spice. Taste cooked sugar, wood, faint vanilla, figs, dry finish. Excellent!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some bourbon notes and some residual sugars is quite complex. Taste is a complex mix of bourbon with light residual candi sugar with some, fruity ester and some dry fruits notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice level of complexity thought a fuller body would have help appreciate this even more.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
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