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Struise Five Squared

 (RETIRED)
overall
94
69
style
Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Red waxed 750ml generously cracked by fishingnet (thanks Ben, you ROCK!) at the Angry Chair brewery stop of the rbwg2015 bus tour. It pours out with a sludge delivering a clear copper liquid that has almost no head and tosses up thick tree stump legginess. The aroma offers up big sugars, molasses, burnt honey and nectar sweet smelling. The taste is intense with thick sugars, molasses, black strap molasses and roasty toasty honey sweetness. Wow. This is crazy, big, bold, smooth slick and yummy. What a great sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2556) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2015
750 ml bottle shared at Angry Chair Brewing. Pours like syrup No head but then 25 % ABV. This is partially hidden and it drinks like only, say 14%. Very thick: one of the fullest bodies I can remember. O: wow ... just wow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Angry Chair during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, syrup. Tastes of caramel, booze, dark fruit, syrup. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6448) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
tapping that bumper since 87! .. . thanks to the brewer of angry chair for sharing! .. pours a still syrupy ruby .. lots of booze and sickly sweet molasses .. thick and boozy .. a novelty that funny enough, seems to have aged to long .. . . I bet every recipe for disaster has raisins in it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5574) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared by the brewer of Angry Chair
Pours like motor oil, clear golden with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity and boozy. Flavors is honey, malty, fruit and sweet
Nice, smooth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15. Clear amber color. Thin off white ring of head. Loose bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. Great potent aroma.. Mild caramel, some Belgian yeast, light spiciness. Moderate plus sweet taste, kind of drying in the finish. Moderate bitter. Some mild by the finish, nothing bothersome though especially for alcohol. Very fun stuff to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6562) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Apricot and stone fruit with lots of caramel and apple. Clear gold with a light beige head. Clear copper. Boozy, stone fruit, apple and sweet caramel. Sticky and viscous. Sweet, boozy, but not all that bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle at Angry Chair. Pours a thick orange with small white head. The aroma is strong honey and booze. Thick mouthfeel with strong honey, booze and nice sweet finish. Very impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Sipper bottle shared by fishingnet. Thanks. Still-amber. A-sweet with some spice. T-sweet-med malt, some spice hop. Pancake syrup pour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear brown with some yeasty bits, but I got the end of the bottle. Vinegar and wood, caramel. Sweet and sticky, big and boozy. Lots of warm alcohol, chewy caramel. Syrup and caramel, more warm boozy alcohol. Smooth in spite of the alcohol.


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