Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
Rio Reserva 2008 on tap at When Pigs Fly. $11 for a 10.5 oz pour. Worth it? I thought so.
In a snifter the beer was the color of maple syrup, with a small tan head that disappeared quickly. A pretty beer.
Boozy aroma. Some vanilla. Fruit.
Bourbon and berries. Oak. A little orange peel. Very flavorful.
A big, boozy heavy hitter. Go slowly with this.
05-26-2013 11:00:58 | More by lordofthewiens
3.75/5 rDev -10.9%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Thick white head. Great retention. Thick layer forever.
Smell - Very sweet. Some wine barrel notes. Red wine. Nothing like a quad.
Taste - Really sweet. More malty. Some vanilla flavor and oak. Less wine barrel. Dry and oaky. Not a terribly complex quad.
Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Way too much on both accounts. Well carbonated.
Overall - Least impressive of Struise quads. Wanted this to be much more.
03-19-2013 01:14:21 | More by Alieniloquium
3.98/5 rDev -5.5%
750mL bottle with thanks to mulder1010. Reviewed from notes.
Hazed amber with a beige head of modest staying power which drops to a collar.
Wild, bitey, floral and herbal melange. Alongside this are dried apricots, fairy floss, liquer, musty woodiness and a mild pithy sourness. Layered and exciting.
Flavours display a little more sweetness and a little less complexity. Lots of muscovado sugar, earthy herbal notes and dry woodiness.
Syrupy and full with decent booze heat that is borderline harsh.
This is great. Hectic in the best possible way.
12-17-2012 00:07:30 | More by spicelab
3.89/5 rDev -7.6%
Shared with Eugene, Sam and Dylan in Antwerp Belgium.
A - Pours a clear copper colour with orange tinge, has an off white head that does not retain.
S - Plenty of oak, oranges , berries. really nice, but not really quad like.
T - Plenty of oak, cherries and dark fruits with a citrus flavour. The sweetness is a little overpowering, and the alcohol a little pronounced.
M - Medium body and carbonation
O - An unusual quad this one, I still think there are many better examples out there, but try it for something different.
03-07-2013 12:05:12 | More by eric5bellies
Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.