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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: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 750   ABV: 25%
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15247) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle I shared at Goulets tasting. PoursPours dark amber brown head. Nose/taste of candy sugar, bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel syrup and alcohol soaked fruit cake. Full body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6854) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks Jtclockwork. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet warmth, dark fruit and other deep tones. Very warm flavor, some burn, dark sugars and fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6545) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Big bottle at En l och whiskeymssa Gbg, vintage 2011 AR: port wine, red grapes AP: mahogny oily, no head F: peppery, port wine, red grapes, rasins, pruns, still fizzy, wee liqurice, heavy warming vs the 25% ABV - poured by Skrubbe, thx for the extra treat man!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle (mega thanks to BelgBeerGeek for this one and to hannont for bringing this over)... Poured clear, reddish with no head. Nose of wood, vinous dark fruits, prunes, raisins, etc.. Super thick, completely coated my palate. Sweet, heavy booze, spirit-like with a ton of alcohol heat. Lots of dark fruit characters, dark cherry with some vanilla and sugary candied sweet tones. Intense.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4120) - Alingss, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
finally. we had this bottle at a tasting with 4 other people. took some time to take of the wax. poured into molen tasting glasses. poured a deep amber red colour with no head. smell was like a port, strong boozy nose. with sweet sugar / caramel. with some fruits hidden in the back cuzof the alcohol. and wow! the viscosity of this beer is so incredible thick! never had a beer that had such a thick mouthfeel. its like you would take a spoon to eat it out of the glass. verry sweet taste, with apples, more candy sugar, wine feeling. well it was for a good charity

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1825) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...semi cloudy garnet-amber with no head. Nose...butterscotch, boiled cherry sweets, marzipan and macerated cherries soaked in booze. Palate... Massively cloying and boozy with a thick feel that reminds one of kirschwasser or framboise liqueur. The palate is eminently coating and the booze and dryness really hits mid and back palate. This doesnt seem like 25% and Ill bet it could sneak up and kick your patoot right quick!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: alcohol, herbs, grains, little oxidated. TASTE: lots of alcohol, herbs, sweet, caramel, red fruits. Too much alcohol and not totally in balance...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
750 mL bottle, huge thanks to Greg for sharing! Reddish chestnut colored pour. Nose and flavor bring big notes of red berry, plum, sherry, caramel, vanilla, marzipan, and sweet red wine. Definitely some alcohol burn, but I wouldnt peg this for 25% were I to drink it blind. Definitely has some things going on and drinks all right, but not nearly as impressive as Double Black.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12837) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, bread, and baked banana. Flavor of cherry, wood, toffee, vinous, and almonds with a alcohol burn in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (6666) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
yup, THAT was a big whant ! bobochamps, has done it again ! thnx for the share dude, seriously ! now, lets start of with expectations... everyone told me this was WAY to sweet, ( knowing what struise released lately, in terms of sweetness, if this was even sweeter, my teeth would have fallen out imidiatly ) . its su^posed to be ok , not nearly worth its money .. so, in real life : pours clear brown, no foam. no scent taste is definetly good. realy thickn ( how i like it ! ) low carbo, sweet, yet not nearly as swet as it was in my nightmare-ideas .. ) grainy, but tasty . ive havnt had XXX , nor XXXX , but i was let down a bit by X and XX . not much taste and wattery. this, on the other hand, is something else ! worth its money ? no beer , ever, will be worth 100 / 75 cl ( tastewise ) . but given his rarity, its meaning ( to keep alvinne alive) and such, i actualy think it is . well, it is , if you give that amount of money for a BA dark lord. cause id prefer this way more, and its much more rare ! definetly did not regret having a taste of this, definetly thought it was way better than what ive heard about it . if onley i won the lottery, id buy a bottle or 2 to drink again someday ... GO STRUISE


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