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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: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (20929) - TyresŲ, 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 (4756) - 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 (2778) - Stockholm, 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 (15191) - 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 itís 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 (3566) - 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 (10255) - 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 (13835) - 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. Itís 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. Itís a huge beer and you certainly know itís a high ABV beer (though perhaps not 25%) but there is still lots of enjoyable character in here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5450) - GERMANY - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at CBC 2012. Looks good in the glass, almost no head. Very sweet aroma. Starts very sweet, notes of chewing gum, extremly alcoholic. Fiery-fruity. Finish still very strong and fruity. Goes down burning. Interesting, but much too alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012

Bottle*.

Light unclear medium amber colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, riped fruit, wood, alcohol, light to moderate hoppy, glue notes, buzzy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120421]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at CBC ī12......It pours clear amber with a small tan head..... The aroma is malt, fruit, toffee and spices..... The flavor is malt, sweet, dark fruity with a warming finish..... like this! :)


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