Rio Reserva | De Struise Brouwers

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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

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Added by Fux on 05-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
36
For Trade:
2
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Photo of warnerry
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xhuang61
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at De Molen in Bodegraven

From a 33cl bottle into a snifter
Brewed in 2011 and bottled in August 2014
Aged on wine oak barrels and then Kentucky bourbon barrels
Best Before 30 October 2019

APPEARANCE: Slow foamer on this one. Careful pour yields a 2 finger, looser, foamy and fizzy white head with lousy retention. Head quickly fizzes down to a full foamy cap. Hazy rust orange in color with no real carbonation evident. Splotchy wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass. A little lack luster.

SMELL: Green grapes and oak on the nose. Lots of white wine, tart aromas, oak tannins, some vanilla and caramel, and some spicy alcohol. Definitely bold and aromatic.

TASTE: White wine, green grapes, some tart notes and caramel sweetness up front. Some acidity and spicy qualities through the middle into a bold and lingering finish of slightly tart white wine, oak, caramel and toffee sweetness, some vanilla and spicy phenols as well. Flavorful and interesting. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a scratch at the swallow and finishes a touch mouth-coating. Some decent heat after the swallow as well.

OVERALL: Pretty good stuff. Enjoyed this one and like the combination of barrels used here. Certainly a long-term project and one well worth the wait. Perhaps a little less carbonation would be nice here, but that’s a very minor point. Well worth checking out if you get the chance. Cheers!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Docrock
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark amber pour, small creamy light beige head, will last a while.
Big oak barrel on the nose, with warm sweet Bourbon popping out mostly and lots of vanilla. Rich fermenting raisin and plum, some fig jam, faint candied cherries, Port wine, toffee, sticky caramel, faint chocolate cake, faint rum, plenty of stuff, enough of this!
Wow, really tasty and complex. Starts with juicy fermenting dark fruit (raisin, fig, plum), some slightly tart berries, overripe peaches, apple mash, laced with honeyed red wine. Toffee, caramel pudding, with cane syrup, lots of oaky vanilla and great clear sweet Bourbon in the finish. Not too boozy, but warm and dry enough to put a cork on any dripping sweetness. Great woody notes, from damp wine barrel stave to toasted oak.
Aftertaste retains the double barrel goodness and caramelised fig, with a nice clinging Bourbon vapor, especially. Medium body, medium to low fizz.
As it warms, it gets a bit sweeter, but the alcohol still doesn't seem to pile up. Still, a rich, flavorful sipper, another big Struise hit.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a interesting beer brewed by De Struise Brouwers back in 2011, in collaboration with brew master Ryohei Sugawara San from RIO BREWING & CO (Japan).
First aging for one year in Saint Emillion Tour Baladoz wine oak barrels. After that on bourbon barrels from Kentucky. Finally Struise bottled contition this ale in august 2014.
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A little bit hazy, mahogny colored beer with a small, yellow-white head that dissapears fast. No lacing on the glass.

Nose: Raisin, plum, citrus, tart, brown sugar, fudge, coffee, honey, vanilla, bourbon and caramel malt.
Taste: Oh! This is soo good! Very complex! Sweet caramel malt, bourbon, plum, molasses, dried fruit, raisin, vanilla, oak barrels, mandarin and dark syrup.
Body: Full, complex body with crisp and yet soft carbonation.

This is a masterpiece! I'm truly in love. I bought 5 bottles but now I just GOT to get hold of a couple more...

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Photo of ninkasibrew
3.22/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

the bourbon taste and smell was very pronounced. the alcohol taste/smell was so overwhelming it tasted like tequila

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma of raisins, honey, faint vinous, caramel, candy, spice. Taste cooked sugar, wood, faint vanilla, figs, dry finish. Excellent!

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Photo of Synapstic
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTruck
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kodt
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.15 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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