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Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | 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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 22:24:56 | More by barczar
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

06-24-2014 05:57:20 | More by Jspriest
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-19-2014 14:53:11 | More by baybum
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BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

06-19-2014 00:41:17 | More by BucketBoy
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-22-2014 20:10:38 | More by afsdan
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-15-2014 21:08:45 | More by mltobin
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dcp27

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-20-2014 23:10:00 | More by dcp27
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:29:27 | More by woosterbill
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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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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-25-2014 08:27:21 | More by gillagorilla
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-15-2014 18:41:31 | More by 773-F-I-B
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

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

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-05-2014 12:26:46 | More by beerpirates
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clayrock81

Virginia

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

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).

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2014 18:19:52 | More by clayrock81
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

02-17-2014 14:14:09 | More by DeutschesBier
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

02-17-2014 00:12:21 | More by oriolesfan4
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-09-2014 14:04:06 | More by dataylor21
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headbucket

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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beerdrifter

Germany

4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-24-2013 07:14:44 | More by jkball01
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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden body with a one finger head that dissipates quickly.

S: Sweet with many fruits- some your typical quad, dark fruit, but then also pineapple, mango, and melon. Esters but little booze.

T: Very sweet. Aforementioned lighter-colored fruits are present. I get a bit of the wine and bourbon barrels at the end, along with a bit of heat.

M: Very smooth and silky, perfectly suited to the taste.

O: A really nice beer. The age, and perhaps the barrels, have made this delightfully balanced. Complex and not particularly boozy, though quite sweet, as most quads are.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Pennsylvania

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Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.