Rio Reserva - De Struise Brouwers
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4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
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
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-26-2013 11:00:58 | More by lordofthewiens
4.11/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
750ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly clear butterscotch amber garnet, toffee color dense froth retains nicely, minor lacing.
Aroma also shares toffee and butterscotch. The bourbon barrel is not overt but vanilla is. Undefined pulpy fruits, candied, but not the usual suspects of fig, raisin or date.
The barrel is now obvious and the bourbon as well but no more than in a fruitcake which this shares many qualities with, a liquid lightly bourbon spiked fruitcake. Sweet. Vinous qualities. Slight roastiness in the mild mineral bitter finish. Full bodied thick but lively mouth feel. Hits a whole new stride of delicious at room temp when the complexity hits full breadth. More a barleywine than a quad. Does not pair well with food.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 05:18:52 | More by impending
Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.