XXX Rye Quad Ale
De Struise Brouwers

XXX Rye Quad AleXXX Rye Quad Ale
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From:
De Struise Brouwers
 
Belgium
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
10%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 5.87%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
24
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 03, 2021
Added:
Nov 11, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  6
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Rated: 3.98 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska

Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by samEBC from Belgium

Aug 30, 2018
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Served in a goblet from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin brown body with opaqueness to it. Head is light with a tan or orange tinted white. Rose to maybe half a fingers length.

Smell: Light whiskey notes and tad whiff of toffee.

Taste: Sweet yeast with honey notes and malts which come off pretty powerful and offset with a shot of whiskey.

Mouth: Sticky. Medium carbonation at best which dissipates quickly before finishing the glass.

Overall: Good brew which resembles some English barleywine but obviously some bread features make you look the other way. Salud!
Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2014 bottle pour to challis, brown with active, thin beige head, no retention or lacing. Nose of a Belgian ale, spice, candy. Taste woody, slight bourbon, boozy with Belgian yeast background. Feel is quite thin with good bubbly sensation despite total dissipation of head.
May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From La tienda de la cerveza. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. Typical flavors of the style (dark fruits, raisins) with a body that feels lighter and more smooth than usual.Abv and bourbon totally hidden
Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2014 Vintage

L:
-pours a cloudy mahogany brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,sand-coloured head
S:
-raisins,plums,sugar,dates,slight coconut,nutty
T:
-raisins,plums,dates,sugar,chocolate,coffee,very spicy rye
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium to full body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
Really good Quad.The Barrel-aging character is really subdued, if not completely missing.
Dec 29, 2017
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Reviewed by emincems from Turkey

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
it pours very dark brown color with medium beige head, very good retention and lacing.
smell is dominated by plum. malt, wood and vanilla are in background.
complex taste is semi sweet. rye, sweet malt, plum, caramel, wood, and alc.
medium bodied, carbonation is low, dry and excellent warming finish.
amazing quadrupel, very drinkable despite high abv and strong wood notes.
Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Aug 28, 2017
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark brown, approaching black, with a half finger of creamy tan head that lasts a good while for a quad.

Fig, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, whisky, a little spice and maybe even a hint of coffee in the nose.

These continue to the taste with a touch more of the barrel presence showing, although still relatively light, and some earthy bitterness and hint of alcohol added to the mix.

A little thin bodied for the style with strong carbonation. Pleasant, but a bit more refined than I expected. 2014 vintage.
Aug 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a 33cl bottle, vintage 2014, courtesy of my good friend Thijs.

Poured into a small tulip, it is an opaque deep chestnut color. Cannot see anything through it, even when backlit. Head is a creamy but thin layer of fine beige bubbles. Lacing is decent though nothing fancy. Aroma is of dark, vinous fruit masked by some mild bourbon. Body is a good medium, and it's rather smooth and light on the prickle.

Flavor has more dark fruit, like raisins, dates and figs. Bourbon is mild, and there is a subtle rye spicy character. Has a smidge of toffee and a touch of something akin to cloves before the dry finish. Solid all around. Cheers!

4.21/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Jun 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Dzu from Russian Federation

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 vintage
Poured into teku glass.
L: Turbid dark brown with a weak foam head.
S: Rye, sweets , dark fruits and wine notes.
T: Tart, Rich , complex, powerful.Caramel and raisin.
F: Tight body and medium carbonation.
O: Great quad!
Mar 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by JamFuel from Sweden

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.44 by stephenlee from England

Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 vintage
Is this a beer or a great wine ?
It reminds me of good Saint Joseph (côte du Rhône).

L - Dark brown with a beige lacing head

S - Good complexity of toffee, bourbon, herbal hops and oak.

T - that's a wine made out of Syrah and Grenache or what? The faint tartness is followed by the red berries (Syrah), the peppercorn (Grenache) and the toffee that reminds you that's a beer and not a wine. The oak is there all along.

M - low carbonation and smooth mouthfeel,

O - this beer grows on you, it's unique and I love it.
Dec 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.88 by MrDell from Switzerland

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by logicalparadox from New York

Nov 03, 2016
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tan head. Copper amber color.

Rye and oak. Malty. Lots of whiskey/bourbon. Belgian yeast. Bananas and spice. Brown sugar and molasses. Toffee.

Warming and smooth. Full bodied.

Really nice quad. Great barrel flavors. Enjoyable.
May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by andpit from Italy

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.42 by impending from California

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by BAsbill from California

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by desint from Belgium

Feb 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by RMentair from Panama

Jan 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.71 by benlhoest from Belgium

Dec 30, 2015
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
33cl bottle - this is essentially the same recipe as the xxx rye tripel. Great stuff, an excellent quad, with notes of dried fruit, jam and dark chocolate, with some very faint notes of barrel ageing.
Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by HopBelT from Belgium

Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A beer only and with mixed feelings. Olfactory level, fantastic! a brutal level, m left speechless. But when it happens in the mouth, does not have the same level. While the first sip, the first entry in the mouth is very good, I think it lacks a bit of presence route and elongated. A great beer, great, but a small step back the classic.
Dec 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by YvesB from Belgium

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by Antyk from Belgium

Nov 11, 2015
XXX Rye Quad Ale from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 36 ratings