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Struise Five Squared

 (RETIRED)
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61
style
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - 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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced, light phenolic and caramelish. Thick malty, light mineral note, smooth alcohol, thick caramelish, sweet and mild yeasty fruity touch. Smooth and thick malty finish. Surprisingly wellhidden alcohol into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Draft. A dark amber beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of caramel, alcohol, malt, and a bit of vinegar. The flavor is very sweet with notes of syrup, alcohol, vinegar, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. The alcohol burns lightly in the throat, and warms the chest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Draught at ACBF 2012. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of alcohol and marzipan with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of marzipan, dried fruits and alcohol with notes of hops. Warming alcoholic finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (20333) - 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 (19378) - 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
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a clear dark amber color with a very small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma with spicy hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and vinous dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - 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.


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