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Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fux on 05-14-2012)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with modest light tan head that lingers as a solid layer of foam.

Raisin, plum, belgian yeast and dark candi sugar are countered by a hint of vinous character to form the aroma. The wine character softens, and caramel and floral notes emerge, along with light phenols.

Decidedly sweet, mapley, initially, the wine character, slightly musty, hits early to counter, segueing into a fairly grassy and toasted bready malt backbone that finishes surprisingly dry. Vanilla and woody notes surface as it warms.

Body is fairly full, smooth, with low carbonation and significant alcohol heat.

Interesting mix of sweet, sharp, savory, and bitter. A little hot, but fairly complex. Somewhat sweet, overall.

05-29-2013 22:24:56 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-23-2012 21:59:32 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-10-2013 02:06:15 | More by bpfrush
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

06-06-2013 01:54:33 | More by jtladner
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simoen

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-01-2013 08:53:12 | More by simoen
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

08-12-2013 13:33:22 | More by acurtis
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

01-13-2014 14:01:16 | More by Griffith
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DJButters

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-24-2013 15:13:04 | More by DJButters
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dirtylou

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-27-2013 01:15:06 | More by dirtylou
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-14-2013 17:05:39 | More by Gonzoillini
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

03-08-2014 12:30:15 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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jmgrub

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-09-2013 00:56:36 | More by jmgrub
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -5%

08-11-2013 00:16:15 | More by JamLand
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-25-2014 08:27:21 | More by gillagorilla
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h0ppster

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-14-2013 16:45:01 | More by h0ppster
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

05-25-2013 04:44:09 | More by campfirebrew
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-11-2013 00:24:14 | More by vrbulldog22
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

12-26-2013 23:42:42 | More by st9647v3
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

07-24-2014 23:45:57 | More by DrBier
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spicelab

Australia

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
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

02-16-2013 03:27:36 | More by mendvicdog
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eric5bellies

Australia

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
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-27-2014 19:17:26 | More by claspada
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Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.