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Struise Five Squared

Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 750   ABV: 25%
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Five Squared, a beer part of the Struise beer recrystallization project. Limited edition of 216 bottles, made from our Quadrupel X. You could become the proud owner of this unique charity bottle, and to be sold at the ACBF. All proceeds will be transferred to an honorable project, to be revealed at the festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - amber pour with almost no head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with sweet caramel malts, toffee, fudge, sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1078) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Took like 15 min. to get through the wax! Jesus fucking Christ! Surprisingly subtle aroma, perhaps a little pine. Rich, sweet body - very low in carbonation. Complex caramel aromas combined with loads of dark, dried fruit. Very warming alcohol finish but never really boozy. A pleasant surprise. 081114

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xebbe (113) - - OCT 2, 2014
Really god. Smells of raisins and syrup. The taste is thick and sweet, comparable of an aged port wine. Only has 5 cl but it was enough. The taste lasts for a long time. Also hade the opportunity to talk to the brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate. Pours sludgy black and brown with tons of oily film and no head. Taste is super sweet with molasses, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Thick coating mouthfeel but no real alcohol burn. Nice beer flavored syrup, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2443) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottlenat End of History tasting. Nose is caramel booze. Tastes of butterscotch, caramel, oak, molasses and red hot burning booze. it’s syrupy and liquor like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (164) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
On draught. Boozey and sweet. Caramel, sugar, alcohol heat. Nose of wood, vinous dark fruits, prunes, dates. Beautiful sirupy viscosity... what a palate treat this 25ABV gem!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2870) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Eisbock-processed version of Quadrupel X, leading to an astonishing alcohol strength of 25% ABV and produced only in extremely limited quantities (216 bottles, I was told), sold at 100 EUR per bottle, but the gainings are used for charity, apparently. Despite the massive alcohol content, it still carried a quite firm, off-white head over a hazy deep amber hue. Very powerful, if not overpowering, complexely perfumed aroma of amaretto and marzipan, caramel candy, honey and orange liqueur. Very sweet, orange- and almond-like taste, near to syrupy mouthfeel, cloying, liqueurish, very complex and long-lasting, inevitably very alcohol and ending in a dry and long, liqueur-like alcohol warmth. Maybe a bit too strong for what it can bear, but very fascinating nonetheless. A kind of beer liqueur, one could argue, and more a super-strong barley wine than a true quadrupel to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle I shared at Goulet’s tasting. PoursPours dark amber brown head. Nose/taste of candy sugar, bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel syrup and alcohol soaked fruit cake. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4318) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks Jtclockwork. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet warmth, dark fruit and other deep tones. Very warm flavor, some burn, dark sugars and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Big bottle at En öl och whiskeymässa Gbg, vintage 2011 AR: port wine, red grapes AP: mahogny oily, no head F: peppery, port wine, red grapes, rasins, pruns, still fizzy, wee liqurice, heavy warming vs the 25% ABV - poured by Skrubbe, thx for the extra treat man!

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