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Struise Five Squared

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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 750   ABV: 25%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: alcohol, herbs, grains, little oxidated. TASTE: lots of alcohol, herbs, sweet, caramel, red fruits. Too much alcohol and not totally in balance...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2013
750 mL bottle, huge thanks to Greg for sharing! Reddish chestnut colored pour. Nose and flavor bring big notes of red berry, plum, sherry, caramel, vanilla, marzipan, and sweet red wine. Definitely some alcohol burn, but I wouldn’t peg this for 25% were I to drink it blind. Definitely has some things going on and drinks all right, but not nearly as impressive as Double Black.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, bread, and baked banana. Flavor of cherry, wood, toffee, vinous, and almonds with a alcohol burn in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
yup, THAT was a big whant ! bobochamps, has done it again ! thnx for the share dude, seriously ! now, lets start of with expectations... everyone told me this was WAY to sweet, ( knowing what struise released lately, in terms of sweetness, if this was even sweeter, my teeth would have fallen out imidiatly ) . its su^posed to be ’ ok ’ , not nearly worth its money .. so, in real life : pours clear brown, no foam. no scent taste is definetly good. realy thickn ( how i like it ! ) low carbo, sweet, yet not nearly as swet as it was in my nightmare-idea’s .. ) grainy, but tasty . i’ve havn’t had XXX , nor XXXX , but i was let down a bit by X and XX . not much taste and wattery. this, on the other hand, is something else ! worth its money ? no beer , ever, will be worth 100 € / 75 cl ( tastewise ) . but given his rarity, its meaning ( to keep alvinne alive) and such, i actualy think it is . well, it is , if you give that amount of money for a BA dark lord. cause i’d prefer this way more, and its much more rare ! definetly did not regret having a taste of this, definetly thought it was way better than what i’ve heard about it . if onley i won the lottery, i’d buy a bottle or 2 to drink again someday ... GO STRUISE

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5480) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from Etre Gourmet Beauvechain, complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly fruity, very sweet, yet not too heavy, balanced (esp. considering the high ABV!), hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy deep red with short lived white head. Aroma is delightful, candyfloss, sugar, syrup and honey. However, taste disappoints slightly with dried fruits and toffee that is saved slightly by a warm alcohol feel of mostly sherry. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2222) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pour from Shahin Thanks ! Pours a rich copper color perfectly still. The nose is big complex sweet toffee, deep ripe plum, caramel a and a bit of boozy vinous notes. The palate is smooth and mouth-coating like a fine sherry. Lots of complexities in the palate with flavors unfolding as the palate adjusts to the boozy heat and layered notes of belgian spices, caramel, date. doughy sourness... touches of rye.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
75cl bottle from Etre Gourmet shared at our little beer club. Ruby amber pour with minimal tan head. Fruit,yeast,malt,caramel,alcohol and slight warm rubberlike aromas. Malt,caramel,yeast,alcohol and fruits including plum,pears and apple in the taste and toffee being recognized too after a few sips.Nice warming finish to the end of our beer tasting session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle... Mostly clear amber ale with a million small, white floaties suspended and scattered within. No head. The aroma is a straight-up malt bomb of caramel, fruitcake and cotton candy. It singes my nose hairs like lacquer or paint thinner, but doesn’t smell like either. Full-bodied and syrupy with soft carbonation. The flavor is sweet, red-hot-boozy, malty and fruity. The caramely finish is sweet and acrid with a lengthy butterscotch farewell. Pretty darned nice for what it is. Bottle shared by newcigarz!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
A flat dark amber pour with a small khaki head. Smells like liquor. Very, very sweet nose of brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. Maybe a bit of banana and burnt sugar. Tastes somewhat like a quad at first with dark fruit, banana, and dark sugar flavors. A bit of caramel, too. But, the liquor and booze really take over. It’s also beyond cloying. Really brutal to drink.


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