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Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 15
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Griffith, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

st9647v3, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jkball01, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of WorldWideStout
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

WorldWideStout, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

vrbulldog22, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

calcnerd, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a poofy finger's worth of head which has good retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber with a nice orange glow that brightens when held up to the light. Very interesting look for a Quad. Pretty much no lacing though.

Nose- Very subdued. Light notes of peach followed by lesser notes of orange and lemon. Mild spice that hints at cloves and coriander. A little bit of banana. These notes are revealed after some swirling.

Taste- This is definitely a different type of Quad. Lots of banana. Lots of cloves. Spicy Belgian yeast, pepper, and coriander fill out the greater part of the flavor profile. Much more of tripel profile. Some bandaid. Slight woody bitterness. Some notes of peach, orange and lemon. No heat is present which is surprising for such a light tasting, high gravity beer. Fortunately, the strong clove and domineering Belgian yeast fade to produce a much more approachable beer. Very different from the vast majority of samples I've had in this style. Still a good beer but I do question its high rating. Some white grapes. This gives it a slightly vinous quality.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a nice but tingling carbonation. The dry finish is welcomed and essential.

Drinakbility- Very easygoing. No indication of the the 11% at all. 5 bucks for a 6 oz pour is steep but understandable when you consider what this beer retails for.

Overall- Good beer. Way different take on the Quad. Worth a try especially if you don't really like Quads but like Tripels.

artoolemomo, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BelgianBeerPope, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Thorpe429, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Gonzoillini, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

thegerm87, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

CStrife187, Sep 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

simoen, Sep 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

pjs234, Aug 31, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last pour at Ebenezers 2013 with lunch after an insane morning/day/night of drinking the day before. Probably not the best beer for recovery but one I wanted to try immensely. Reviewed from notes.

A- Amber-brown sugar colored body from the tap into my goblet. Small fizzy white cap with decent retention falls to wine status and no lace is seen. Not surprising for a super long barrel-aged beer.

S- Nice smooth oak and vanilla up front for me and some Bourbon comes into play but very smoothed out and integrated. Big caramel and some wine in there. Nothing jumps out big time but everything is mixed well.

T- Wine feel and a grape note opens up big time compared to the aroma. Somewhat aged caramel like an Old Ale with some oak that tastes surprisingly fresh and toasty. Balanced yeast spice and some spicy Bourbon vanilla. Once again the balance is nice.

MF- Thick oily body with low carbonation but a very smooth feel overall. Pretty nice warming from the ABV and a spicy finish.

Doesn't feel four years old but the age is noticed and probably why everything has balanced out so nicely. Like the mix of the Bourbon and wine feel.

cbutova, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dirtylou, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

DonFrap, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

acurtis, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SupremePie, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JamLand, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JRod1969, Aug 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

ThrashMaster, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MikeReserva, Jul 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Mbrown44, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

DJButters, Jun 24, 2013
Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.