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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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
   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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Big thanks to Harrisoni for sharing this rare beer. Cheers Ian! Hazy amber beer. Short lived pale tan head. Smooth silky palate. Sweet malts, caramel (naturally!). Lots of sweet esters, banana in particular. Alcohol aniseed spice towards the finish. Smooth delivery as always from Struise with the super high abv beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2012
Thanks to Ian for sharing this! Pours a honey gold to brown colour with a huge upfront alcohol aroma. Aroma and flavours of raisins, caramel, alcohol and oak also with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. A long alcohol hum and quite bitter. Nicely done : )

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Easter tasting 2012, thanks to harrisoni. It pours hazy deep red-amber, with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The nose is spice, honey, golden syrup, sweet tinned fruit (pear, melon etc) and brown sugar. The taste is varnish, wood, very fruity - raisin, currant, prune, date, melon and pear, as well as hot cross buns, toffee, golden syrup and lots of alcohol warmth. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Pretty damn sweet and hot, but quite an experience to drink!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4767) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
Shared bottle at a Haandbryggeriet tasting session. Thanks to Arne, Egil and Rune for sharing this gem. Pours a near-clear deep red, under a low off-white head. Nuts and marzipan hit the nose at first. Then a big alcohol sweetness. Not harsh, and without a sting. Tones of plum marmelade and dark caramel. Taste is intensely sweet with a full malt body. A prominent fruity flavor shine through as well, like extracted dark dried fruit. Despite the monsterous 25 % abv, there is quite a lively mouthfeel with a pleasant sparkling sensation on the tongue. Long troath-warming finish. An impressively well crafted, and yes, balanced hyper-beer. I love it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at chrisOs ... deep red ruby ... sweet juicy fruits ... very sweetie like ... little too fizzy ... very sweet juicy ... oily body ... rich fruits ...intense ... sweetness ... lovely... im surprised how much im actually enjoying this

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
Süßer, stark hefiger Beginn wie bei einem extrem starken (aber nicht alkoholischen) Weizenbock. Ausgewogen, fast etwas zuckrig, balanciert, intensiv, vollmundig. Saubere Sache! 12/12/11/14//13

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Colour: amber
Smell: very sweet, caramel, toffee, candy sirup/sugar , lots of booze and alcohol
Taste: along the line of the smell , but with a very sticky sweet palate and a highly alcoholic burn , maybe a bit over the top ?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grunx (367) - - MAR 23, 2012
ACBF. L’altra joia del festival. Mermelada de taronja. Aromàtica, gustosa. És tant densa que al carbònic li costa arribar a la superficie per fer una corona d’escuma. Obra d’art!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
(draught) pours a hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of bread crusts and sour dough, herbal hops, light physalis and some light alcohol. flavour is very fruity, lots of pineapple and banana, marzipan, walnuts, cloyingly sweet and very boozy. ultra-viscous body with medium carbonation.


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