XXXX Quadrupel Reserva
De Struise Brouwers

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From:
De Struise Brouwers
 
Belgium
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
12%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.45%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
45
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 24, 2022
Added:
Aug 22, 2012
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  10
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Rated: 4.25 by edthehead from New York

Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.2 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Brown/red color, minimal head and lacing, light carbonation.

S: Belgian yeast, sweet, chocolate, alcohol, oak. Smells nice.

T: Belgian yeast, lots of alcohol, oak, sweet-ish, chocolate. Very good.

F: Full bodied, full flavored.

O: Very good quadrupel but a tad too boozy.
Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by Mikexw from New York

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours out a honey brown. Half a finger of head that dissipates quickly to a ring.

Smell is booze jumping out of the glass. Bourbon, brown sugar, prune, date, honey. The bourbon and the sugar really take over here though.

Taste is sweet bourbon right up front. Strong spicy malt presence. Some bitterness on the close. The booze is strong with this one. Close to being overwhelming. But it smooths out. A lot of the flavor matches that of the nose.

The carbonation is mild. But this beer has a nice density to it. Almost a sticky syrup quality.

This beer cost a hefty 44 dollars just like the Black Damnation I purchased from this brewery. The Black Damnation was perhaps one of the best beer I ever tasted. This one falls behind but still is the same price. Overall I enjoy this brewery's offerings, but this is one is certainly not worth the outlandish price. I would love to go to Belgium and try everything firsthand rather than spend ridiculous amounts of money to have the beer travel across the world.
Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
Look: Dark chocolate brown, almost opaque. Two fingers of brown head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Chocolate, figs, plums, stone fruits. Very reminiscent of port wine.

Taste: Like the taste, similar to port. Fruity, deep, and sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Rather thin body with very little carbonation.

Overall: While it makes a few stumbles, this is one of the greatest-tasting beers I've ever had.
Sep 06, 2019
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This should be designated as a rotating offering from De Struise.
750 ml. bottle.
Bottled 27 JUN 2018.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch off white head over a dark mahogany body with no lacing with the head disappearing after a couple minutes. Nose of booze, dried cherries, raisins, caramel, nougat, and cocoa. Taste of chocolate, caramel, molasses, raisin, dried cherry, prune, red grape, white grape, and bourbon. Finish is slightly tannic with bitter chocolate. Wow! Yet another superbly complex beer from one of my favorite Belgian breweries. Cheers to Urbs!!!!!
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by DJ-Hophead from England

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tap @ Moor, Bristol - Pours dark brown with a medium tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - rich caramel, dark fruits. Taste - dark fruits, toffee, caramel notes, light yeasty notes at the back, dry bitter finish with some alcoholic warmth. Lovely strong Belgian ale.
Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.11 by CraigTravor from California

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by YvesB from Belgium

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by WynnO from Florida

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by His_Royal_Hoppiness from England

May 26, 2015
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Reviewed by deebo from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked this up at a bottle shop in Brussels for E 3.95. Time to give this 2013 quad a go. Bottle has a lot code of 100506142013 and a BB date of May 30 2019. Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass this beer has a towering tan fluffy head with plenty of staying power and laces the glass beautiful. on top of a lively ruddy brown with carbonation bubbles popping from the yeast sediment. Aromas of sweet molasses, grapes. Estery but not phenolic with the slightest hint of soft alcohols. Taste is quite sweet and malty but not cloying. Dry but definitely sweet in the finish. Not massively complex but tasty and smooth. Alcohol very well hidden. Mouthfeel is smooth with high carbonation but doesn't have a carbonic acid bite. Overall a bit sweet without any spiciness but drinks easy.
May 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by frontalot from Washington

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by rodzm14 from Washington

Jan 31, 2015
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown, small but creamy light beige head. Lingers a long time, too.
Smell like spongecake, caramel, bits of chocolate and lots of dried dark fruit (date, raisin, fig), really nicely spiced (clove, ginger, cinnamon, orange peel), with a light syrupy edge. Just a bit of alcohol.
A lot of juicy dark fruit in the taste, really a lot, but there's something new too! Fig, raisin, really juicy plum, some cherry, some red apple jam, yes, but a nice tropical hint, some clear pineapple (and peach) syrup, even some mango jam. Lots of citrus peel too, just a bit bitter. Almost bubblegum. Sweet caramel maltiness, not much else in this department. Light spicy yeasts (pepper, clove). Finishes with just a tiny bit of hop.
Still, the aftertaste isn't unbearably sweet, probably because it's just so damn fruity. Add a bit of earthiness, but just a bit. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly sticky, nicely coating the palate. Not detecting any unwanted alcohol.
A really tasty sweet treat, great during the winter. A really unique quad.
Jan 21, 2015
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Reviewed by soulgrowl from England

3.34/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Glowing brown, shady orange. Volatile ivory-coloured head. Smells pretty fierce. Gingerbread, grappa, raisins, canned fruit cocktail. Tastes sweet and hot, fruity and spicy, tangy and frothy. Rum, raisins, marzipan, cinnamon, candied orange peel. Very Christmassy, and tasty, but it doesn't quite have the rich depth of better quads, nor their delicate balance or sneakily hidden alcohol. It's alright, but it's also quite OTT without the complexity to back up such intensity. Possible food pairings: stollen, baked custard/cheesecake, blue cheese, champagne truffles, pork.
Dec 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by benlhoest from Belgium

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by parris from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nolen12 from Kentucky

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.68 by macesq from California

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2014
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Reviewed by Jmamay22 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This brew pours an amber red with a thin wispy tan collar. Slightly cloudy, but attractive

The scent is very fruity with a boozy hint. Notes of plum, red currant, and spices including cinnamon and orange peel. Nice dusty yeast background.

The taste begins with dark fruit including raisin and prune. Slightly phenolic and herbal finish. Very warm and slight ethanol burn in the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel medium to medium plus with alcohol warmth.

Overall a well thought out and enjoyable.
May 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by afsdan from Colorado

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Mar 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by dataylor21 from Kentucky

Feb 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Anatole from Belgium

Jan 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BierMeJohn from Maryland

Dec 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by simoen from Belgium

Sep 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by CypherEnigma from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by diverite from Connecticut

Aug 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Photekut from Tennessee

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by RichD from Rhode Island

May 10, 2013
XXXX Quadrupel Reserva from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 57 ratings