Struise Barrel Aged Rio Reserva
The original batch of this beer was brewed as a collaboration between Belgium's world class De Struise and Rio Brewing Co. The first batch was so well received, several iterations have popped up since then, but this is the first we have ever seen at Bier Cellar. A Belgian Quad that is first fermented in stainless steel, then aged in St. Emilion Red Wine Barrels from Bordeaux, France, then finally in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. In total, these spent 4 years in barrels. Bottled in July of 2016. Currently ranked in the top 50 quads in the world on RateBeer, this is a very special beer. Huge notes of molasses, figs, dried fruits, pears, dates, candy, molasses, and hint of vinousness from the red wine barrels.