Struise Rio Reserva Quadrupel Ale 11.2 oz

Item #7194
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
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St Emilion Wine + Kentucky Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quadrupel

Brewed by: Struise Brewery
Country: Belgium
Style: Quadrupel Ale

Color: Brown

ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 10.5% rating: 98 rating: 92

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Rio Reserva (ABV 10.5%) from the Struise Brewery is a barrel-aged Quadrupel ale, first matured in their tanks, then in Saint-Émilion wine barrels, and finally in bourbon barrels from Kentucky (for a total of four years) before being bottled 12/07/2016.

Pours a deep reddish brown with a small beige head. A complex and alluring brew, the nose is full of caramel, prunes, Belgian yeast, wood, and vanilla. The taste starts sweet and intense with caramel malts, dark fruit, and warming spicy alcohol, and ends slightly bitter and dry, with notes of oak and fortified wine. rating: 98 (out of 100). 11.2-oz. bottle.

Struise is a Flemish word for "ostrich" and Struise Brewery's origins can be traced to an ostrich farm in Belgium's West Flanders region. Farm proprietors Urbain Coutteau and Philippe Driessens provided accommodations to vacationers, and often served guests refreshing regional and established beers. Before long they wanted to offer more, and so explored the idea of brewing and serving ales of their own devising.

In 1997, with the help of friend and local winemaker Carlo Grootaert, they pursued that goal in earnest. Taking advantage of local brewery infrastructure, the duo-turned-trio introduced a number of eccentric and well crafted brews, and the brewery's fortunes have flourished. A RateBeer darling almost from the very beginning, Struise Brewery today offers more than two dozen distinct beers and boasts a loyal, vocal and ever-growing international following.
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Rate these qualities (5 is the highest): Aroma 5. Appearance 5. Taste 5. Palate 5.
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