XXX Reserva - Bourbon Barrel Aged
De Struise Brouwers

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From:
De Struise Brouwers
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
ABV:
10%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 14, 2018
Added:
Jun 18, 2013
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  8
SCORE
90
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Rated: 4.19 by stephenlee from England

Feb 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from fridge temp, but allowed to warm over 30 min. Pours a dark brown, burgundy color. Nose is heavy on oxidation. I think 4 years has been a bit too much for this bottle. Also getting rye, paper, wood, bread, and wheat. Taste is oxidation, rye, leather, tobacco, horse saddle, caramel, and bread. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with no alcohol apparent. Overall, this is a nice beer that has too much age on it. Great experience.
Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by YvesB from Belgium

Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by DavidHume from Virginia

Feb 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma is slightly acidic with dark fruits, mostly dark cherries. There is also a slight sweetness from the bourbon barrels. Taste starts on the sweet side with a bit of dark sugar, belgian yeast esters and some bourbon. Finishes more bitter with dried fruits like raisins and figs. Body is quite light and effervescent. Overall it's an interesting combination. Tripel meets bourbon barrel. It lacks a bit of depth and complexity though.
Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by 2005wendyrika from Belgium

Jan 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by w5baron from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Oct 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by Fabianno from Brazil

Sep 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by Lipa from Slovenia

Sep 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Dzu from Russian Federation

4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into trappist goblet.
L: Turbid dark brown with a weak foam head.
S: Bourbon, sweets , dark fruits and wine notes.
T: Rich , complex, powerful.Caramel and raisin.
F: Pleasant aftertaste.
O: Very very impressive beer. First try was in Brugge and still love it.
Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by CrazyDavros from Australia

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours copper with a large, mousse-like head.
Nose shows golden syrup, dates, raisins, soft vanilla and brown sugar.
Flavours include balanced brown sugar, soft oak, a touch of booze and spicy bready notes.
Jul 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by windypete from England

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by parintele from Romania

Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.76 by mab09002 from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Apr 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by mattfancett from England

Apr 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by HopBelT from Belgium

Apr 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by crosenkrantz from Switzerland

Jan 25, 2015
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark, hazy, amber tinted honey color, this came with a small fizzy cap.

Lots going on in the nose. Peaches, pears, apple skins, and honey are especially noticeable. As this warms I get some brandy rather than bourbon aromas. Tastes as it smells, only more so. Plenty sweet and boozy overall, just what I was in the mood for. Lots of diverse flavors come together extremely well. Fruity notes of peach, pear, grape, and green apple. Some honey and vanilla plus tart tannins before a warm brandy finish. The mouthfeel is full and lush.
Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Dec 05, 2014
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Reviewed by rodzm14 from Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%
Almost wine like..finishes off with quite the bitter taste. Problem is (or not) that in order to get rid of the bitterness you want to drink more so you can enjoy the sweetness that it starts off with
Nov 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by apasternak from District of Columbia

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by brianmandell from California

Oct 17, 2014
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Reviewed by BMMillsy from Florida

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
Bottle from my Belgium trip. Pours deep reddish amber with a big bubbly off white and yellowish head. Nice aroma of fruits here with figs, plums, pears, dates, honey, yeasty esters, light spice, brown sugar, oak md booze. Flavor is a dry rye spice with lots of fruits--same as the nose--and more lingering spicy rye and woodiness. Sweet brown sugar notes, yeasty Belgian QUadrupel influence. Medium plus plus bodied with lowish carbonation, sweet but with great balance from the spicy rye and dryness from the oak. This is a real hit in my book. Yum!
Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Satchboogie from Belgium

Aug 26, 2014
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2013 vintage.
Dark amber/ruby pour, small light beige creamy head on top that lasts a while, sticky lace for the rest of the drink.
Complex smell, with caramel, toffee and butterscotch for once, but also banana, apple and some apricot, then some faint bourbon, vanilla, crackers, Belgian sugars, faint nuts, raisin. Lots of stuff.
Taste starts with a nice tasty tripel fruitiness, tons of apple, pear, banana, grapes, apricot, overripe oranges, all drenched in what i guess molten Toffifees taste like (caramel, toffee, hazelnut). Spicy rye alongside nice licorice, clove, black pepper and star anise, plus some barrel-induced vanilla. Bourbon alcohol really enhances the beer, helped by the Belgian sugars it brings a nice dark rum flavour and some nice wood barrel. Not too boozy, but the alcohol does dry up the finish. All that's left is a very mild bitterness, subtle sugars and a nice fruitiness.
Smooth, a bit sticky, low to medium carbonation.
Big complexity, rich (and diverse) in flavours, a great Belgian tripel on steroids.
Aug 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by yesno1011 from Taiwan

Aug 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by ScotB260 from Georgia

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2014
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at 16 tons during their Eugene Beer Week, whiskey barrel event. Kind of surprised to see this beer out this way (maybe Max's or Churchkey, but Eugne?).

Thek beer pours a somewhat hazy, tannish, reddish amber color with good head retention and lacing. The beer looks pretty good, but got even better from there. Honestly, I really didn't get a huge bourbon presence in this beer, instead I got more of a brandy and calvados aroma, along with chocolate, vanilla and light tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but is even more complex, as I get some pear, apple skin flavor as well. The beer is a tad boozy (what a surprise) in this moderately sweet beer, but I think that works well with the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the beer is otherwise soft and almost creamy on the palate. This is just a fun beer to drink. Alcohol is fairly well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty high. Despite the high abv., in no time at all, my 8 ounce pour was all gone.

A really nice beer from De Struise.
Jun 06, 2014
XXX Reserva - Bourbon Barrel Aged from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings