Rio Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
noordhoek.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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
149
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
35
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 149
Reviews by barczar:
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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of warnerry
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of simoen
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of crosenkrantz
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gillagorilla
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some bourbon notes and some residual sugars is quite complex. Taste is a complex mix of bourbon with light residual candi sugar with some, fruity ester and some dry fruits notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice level of complexity thought a fuller body would have help appreciate this even more.

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Photo of h0ppster
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.14 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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