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Rio Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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177 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Fux on 05-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,046
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
177
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
41
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For a brewer that specializes in quads and RIS, they clearly know how to make strong ales. And they make them interesting.

Rio doesn't Look like a typical quad and is not much to look at either. But, this one is a good Smeller; full complete, complex aroma and, for the style, subtle. Smells start with caramel and dark malts and dried fruits, but they get pushed by the vanilla with a few spices for balance. And the subtlety? I know there is alcohol in there, but barely detectable by my nose. The Taste is about the same, but the alcohol does come through as the sips get smaller and smaller. The after-taste is smooth, except for a slight burn (probably unavoidable at 11%.)

Would I have it again? Probably if I were in a different mood.

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Photo of Dzu
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 0.33l bottle into trappist chalice.
Vintage 2012.
L: Dark turbid amber with a weak beige foam head.
S: Wine, oak, grapes. Saturated pleasant smell.
T: Tart, caramel, plums.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Great balanced may be too sweety quad. Like it!

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Photo of larryi86
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- A clear deep ruby red with a small off white head.

S- Wine barrel stand out a lot more than the bourbon barrel. Wine grapes, cherries pulms, earthy, some oak, some bourbon.

T- Dark stone fruits, pulms, cherries, earthy, oak, some bourbon, toffee.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- This is a good Quad by most standards, but the least impressive Quad I’ve tried from De Struise. Still worth trying, but every version of Pannepot I’ve had has been better.

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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, light copper in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is fig, plum, sandalwood, toffee, and a touch of alcohol. Heavy bodied, low carbonation and moderately sweet. Makes for a solid winner of a beer from a favorite brewery. Would get this again.

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Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a recently purchased bottle into a large chalice.
A - Deep walnut colored, thin cap supported by gentle carbonation.
S - Plum, fig, a bit of sweet dark burnt sugar, and the slightest hint of broad leaf tobacco.
T - Complex, with a bunch of dark fruit, buried in there is a touch of toffee, vanilla, and charred wood.
M - Sweet start, the palate response is toward sweet then just enough bitter rolls through, linger is holiday cake
O - A delightful offering, I will seek out a few more bottles to store.

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Photo of Zach136
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a dark brownish-red. Pretty opaque. Very little carbonation, at least not much head. Nose is full of caramel, prunes, vanilla, black currant. Flavor is incredible. Huge notes of dark fruit and toffee. It reminds me of a BA English barleywine. Sweet upfront and tad bitter on the back end, but it's incredibly subtle. This really blew me away, and is my favorite from De Struise so far. Mouthfeel is incredibly nice - thick and creamy.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoreyC
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 vintage
Very good with Belgian yeast aroma, stone fruit flavors and sticky mouth feel, but not as sweet or deep in flavors as I would have hoped.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrenihan
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of alcohol heat. Sweet but good.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 2012 vintage 12oz bottle into Snifter glass. Bottled on December 7th 2016.

L: Slightly hazy red-brown. Finger width off-white head, recedes rather quickly into a ring.

S: Fig and apricot, some booziness as expected being double barrel aged. Bready yeast, spice. Oakiness as you swirl, with some vanilla. Quite the aroma on this.

T: Dark fruity esters, fig and apricot as expected. Vanilla, and bourbon with a lingering oak flavor. Tasty!

F: Medium-Full, crisp and clean.

O: A unique beer and a good beer.

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Photo of bshefftz
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tbryan5
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle
Labeled 10.5 % abv.
Bottled 12/07/2016
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch off-white head over an ever so slightly hazy, reddish-amber body with minimal lacing. Head dissipates down to a ring in a few minutes.
Nose of dried apricots, raisins, and slight booze.
Taste follows with dried fruit, slight booze, and an exquisite mouthfeel.
Whoa!
Overall, this beer is so unique and so good!
Thank you Urbs!!!

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Photo of tobelerone
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antyk
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 177 ratings
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