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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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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2013 15:55:01 | More by Nolen12
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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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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
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
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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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TallSaint

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

05-25-2013 01:57:02 | More by TallSaint
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-23-2013 21:01:07 | More by ystazi
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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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jeroen78

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-13-2013 14:07:58 | More by jeroen78
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-12-2013 21:48:09 | More by ajzy
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-11-2013 22:15:50 | More by Rhettroactive
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SStein

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-07-2013 07:28:50 | More by SStein
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BartMcStout

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-01-2013 20:24:01 | More by BartMcStout
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-28-2013 21:12:19 | More by sweemzander
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev -5%

04-27-2013 20:34:45 | More by samEBC
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-26-2013 20:51:26 | More by bsuedekum
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-22-2013 05:39:43 | More by kscaldef
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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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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-09-2013 01:15:34 | More by FrankShirley
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-09-2013 00:22:40 | More by Yabev15
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impending

California

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-

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.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 05:18:52 | More by impending
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2013 22:03:31 | More by DRBiser
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-06-2013 17:43:02 | More by brbrocc
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-28-2013 23:53:31 | More by HopsMatt
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 01:14:21 | More by Alieniloquium
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 12:05:12 | More by eric5bellies
Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.