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Struise Five Squared

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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours hazy dark golden with a small creamy goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and fruity with sweet bread, caramel, plums, grapes, yeasty esters, overripe mango, overripe pineapple, silage, marzipan and dried apricots. Taste is very sweet with sweetened bread, caramel, pale honey, golden syrup, alcohol, toffee, marzipan, candi sugar, apricots, hay, apples, pears and hints of wood and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is intense, sticky sweet, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and fruity with apricots, grapes, orange peal, apples, pears and almond milk. Too intensely sweet and boozy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jale (11) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours an amber with little head. Fruity aroma. Taste is sweet with floral and fruity notes. Alcohol is well hidden. I really like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Weak caramelly aroma. Almost clear amber colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour is very caramelly. Sweet but clean. Does not taste THAT strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
clear orange, smooth beige head. Mild malty sweet aroma, flavor is very sweet malty, caramelly, dryish, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught @ CBC ’12. Rated on 11.05.2012
Aroma is perfume-like with toffee and berries – feels like an aged tripel. Flavour is oversweet with shitloads of sugar and caramel. Some very stinging alcohol on some sips. Feels like a liquor, hard to rate as a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.
Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of strong Belgian toffee, hay and candisugar. Very sweet flavour of Belgian toffee and shitloads of candisugar. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and an aggressive sugary finish. Reminds me of Root Beer. Way too sweet anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours clear amber color with small head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malts, some spices and ripe fruits. Flavour of sweet sugar, caramel, toffee, alcohol and ripe fruits. Extremely sweet and sticky palate with a strong alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (4012) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration

Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of sugary malts, alcohol and fruits. Taste is extremely sweet and sugary with syrup, caramel malts, toffee. Finish is overly sweet with notes of root beer, syrup and sugar. Way too sweet, unbalanced, messy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Golden beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, bready. Alcohol flavor, sweet , fruity, bready. Too much alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle, thanks travlr! Pours deep mahogany, Aroma: liquor, fatty, rich and malty, whiff of booze, burnt ma nose! fatty oily fruity, high malty, Belgian yeast, quad on roids, raisins, prunes, dried banana, heavy sweet, port wine, Taste: oily syrupy mouth feel and then a carbonation you don’t expect, warmth from the alcohol, very sweet, dried fruits, banana, sugary, plums, figs, sultanas, cloves, cloying, too much, hard to drink!

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