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Struise Five Squared

 (RETIRED)
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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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 1, 2012
Questa sarebbe una birra? Veramente pessima, non ne prenderei un’altra nemmeno se me la regalassero

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Huge tip of the cap to Tony for sharing this bottle. Deep amber colored pour with no head. Aromas of cherry/eucalyptus cough drops, jet fuel, and caramel malts. Woah Nelly, this is a booze beast. All kinds of heat dowsed with sweet caramel notes. Dangerous but very drinkable. Maybe a little closer to a cognac than an ale, but still very good...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Draught@SBWF2012. Deep amber colour, no head. Aroma is alcohol, raisins and very gluelike. Flavour is rather similar. Thick palate. Harsh and not at all my thing. YUCK.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy orange colour. Fiercely alcoholic caramel aroma. Super sweet with sticky banana. Boozy with sheer vodka poured onto sticky caramel pudding. Burning diesel dominates the finish. Just oversized.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Amber colour with a small white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Very sweet caramel, honey flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2266) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy deep amber liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of banana, plums, caramel, biscuit, booze, dark fruit, figs and syrup. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dark fruit and caramel. Full bodied with no carbonation. Quite interesting not that boozy actually.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. It pours a huge beige head over an clear, amber body. Fruity nose with syrupy sweetness and a nice hoppyness. Not much alcohol in the aroma, but it’s quite warming on the palate, with a fruit-syrupy sweetness, a generic fruityness and sufficient amounts of bitterness. Full body. Lasting finish with lots of sweetness, as well as fruits and bitterness. A really nice monster beer, not too intensely alcoholic either. 120511

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2778) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Deep murky brown pour. Thin khaki head. Brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, booze, banana, and bread. Thick and sweet with moderate carbonation. Dense-full bodied finish. A bit too ambitious of an effort to deliver at this ABV--but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Orange colored pour, off white head. Very big and sweet aroma, booze, dried fruit. Flavor burns some, really sweet, over the top. Some toffee notes. Wow, too much booze here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours clear orange with a fine foam head. Big doughy caramel nose with sweet, ripe fruits and booze. Hugely sweet flavor with lots of alcohol present. It’s sticky and thick, with caramel, sugar syrup. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation, and incredibly syrupy. Warm finish with tons of sweet toffee, liquified and jammy fruits, caramel, some bread. Lots of sugar syrup, some Belgian candi. It’s a huge beer and you certainly know it’s a high ABV beer (though perhaps not 25%) but there is still lots of enjoyable character in here.


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