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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
36
For Trade:
2
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750, brewed 2008, bottled 2012.

A: Hazy chestnut body under a finger of dense tan head. Good retention for the strength, spotty lace. Attractive.

S: Caramel, red wine, vanilla, and dark fruit. Very nice.

T: Sweet malt up front, followed closely by fruity wine, corny Bourbon, vanilla oak, and a long bittersweet finish. Hugely complex, very tasty.

M: Full bodied, well carbonated. Great.

O: Awesome beer. Both barrels come through beautifully. Definitely a sipper, but admirably smooth.

Cheers!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 edition - poured a muddy red-brown body (like dark brown leather couch brown) with two finger head that dies quick with little lace. There is some booze and vanilla in this beer and it a touch of sourness to along with some sweet malts - pretty complex aroma that I can't really nail down. Beer is medium-bodied, a little sticky, the booze is hidden but after awhile hits you as beer warms, some typical Belgian yeast and citric zip come in as well and there is some moderate sweetness with a blend of sour that I get. A really enjoyable quad that the aging has smoothed out and sweetned and is a great sipper (this is not meant to be more than a sipper).

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Rio Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
4.15 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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