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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.


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!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
sweet malts, sugar and alcohol in the nose,with a very sweet malty taste with nice hoppy bitterness in the end. Feel is very thick. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rvdoorn (13) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
I had this one at the Alvinne festival. Only 240 bottles made of this one and sold for charity at and for Alvinne. Look: A dark yellow brown color with a nice white-yellow head. Smell: Brown sugar, malts, honey, caramel, floral hops and some alcohol. Taste: Very sweet molasses, malts, honey, brown sugar with a perfectly balanced hoppy bitterness in the end and some warming alcohol. Mouthfeel: Soft carbonation, extremely smooth and thick. Overall: A very impressive beer, it is so balanced and thick. The alcohol is perfectly hidden. According to Urbain this beer can age for at least 20 years, and it will develop even more into a balanced barley wine. I am not sure if I will be able to cellar my bottles so long, but can’t wait to try this one with some age on it!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Draft @ ACBF 2012: dark red fruit/brown/amber with a huge creamy tanned head, smells heavily of syrup, concentrated caramel, syrup hops, liquorish, lots of gummy bears, spirity but pretty much no booze on the nose, taste is heavily sweet at first lots of syrup, grenadine, cowberry jam, concentrated caramel, very sweet spices, sweet wheat, lots of gummy bears, aftertaste is an initially heavily surprising burst of booze, very boozy, this is like drinking liquor & stronger even, not very beer-like, think direction of spirit’s, not like for instance the DB XI is, touch cowberries jam in the finish, small sips only, body is quite thick syrupy, jam-like, it is highly questionable a lot of people could finish a 33 cl. let alone a 75 cl. bottle of this, most had difficulties with their sample’s and were splitting it, the booziness of this is questionable but I for one liked the sweet syrupy nature of it, the booze I am less sure about but this was a very insane beer, people had mixed feelings about it, as far as the 75 cl. bottles are concerned, given the price I would never consider & people who say that it needs aging, I don’t fully believe, not sure what people expect the aging to do with this, given the price, I doubt I will ever find out what aging does to it, I though it was a very interesting experiment, it does lean closer to experiment than anything fully consumable, there will be divided opinions but given how many people bought this & that many are looking for it & it sold out very quickly out at, at least one place for a very nice surplus price, financially it was a success, although some people seem to be already abandoning the path that things are taking here but more than enough are still enthusiast

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours clear copper amber with a huge beige head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet fruity raisins spicy caramel. Flavor is fullbodied sweet fruity raisins marzipan madeira spicy belgo yeast bitter and alcohol. Finishes bitter sweet and with a good warming alcohol sense.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipanema211 (1) - BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
Tasted at ACBF. Pours with a thick yellow head. The aroma is very nice, smells sweet and intriguing. Tastes extremely malty and sweet as well, and very sticky! The alcohol is subtle but you do kind of taste it's a dangerous beer! Bought a bottle at the festival to support our friends @ Alvinne. A very nice gesture made by the guys from Struise!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Golden brown with a large off-white head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma is apricot, honey, peach, caramel, dates. Sticky mouthfeel and extremely sweet on the palate, almost cloying. Taste is Belgian candi sugar, honey, caramel, dried apricots, mango, orange marmalade. Sweet and delicious, you wouldn’t pick it as 25% - there is only a hint of booze.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5403) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrelbelly (662) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
Orange, lightly brown shine. Medium head. Deep malts taste with some peach. Quite sirupy with a strong alcohol finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1395) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2012
tap at cbc - pours amber with medium yellowish beige head. Aroma of peach, caramel, orange peel, honey, some yeast. The body is full and rich, sweet, some bitterness and some salty finish as well - no obvious alcohol warmth noticeable (poured very chilled). A clear taste of orange peel and chocolate in the finish. Nice beer.


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