Struise Five Squared

 
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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 122   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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3.5
AndySnow (8119) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Amber colour with a small white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Very sweet caramel, honey flavour.

3.4
VsXsV (4550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy deep amber liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of banana, plums, caramel, biscuit, booze, dark fruit, figs and syrup. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dark fruit and caramel. Full bodied with no carbonation. Quite interesting not that boozy actually.

4
yngwie (17237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. It pours a huge beige head over an clear, amber body. Fruity nose with syrupy sweetness and a nice hoppyness. Not much alcohol in the aroma, but it’s quite warming on the palate, with a fruit-syrupy sweetness, a generic fruityness and sufficient amounts of bitterness. Full body. Lasting finish with lots of sweetness, as well as fruits and bitterness. A really nice monster beer, not too intensely alcoholic either. 120511

3.8
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Deep murky brown pour. Thin khaki head. Brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, booze, banana, and bread. Thick and sweet with moderate carbonation. Dense-full bodied finish. A bit too ambitious of an effort to deliver at this ABV--but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.2
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Orange colored pour, off white head. Very big and sweet aroma, booze, dried fruit. Flavor burns some, really sweet, over the top. Some toffee notes. Wow, too much booze here.

3.8
Leighton (22328) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours clear orange with a fine foam head. Big doughy caramel nose with sweet, ripe fruits and booze. Hugely sweet flavor with lots of alcohol present. It’s sticky and thick, with caramel, sugar syrup. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation, and incredibly syrupy. Warm finish with tons of sweet toffee, liquified and jammy fruits, caramel, some bread. Lots of sugar syrup, some Belgian candi. It’s a huge beer and you certainly know it’s a high ABV beer (though perhaps not 25%) but there is still lots of enjoyable character in here.

3.5
kappldav123 (6133) - GERMANY - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at CBC 2012. Looks good in the glass, almost no head. Very sweet aroma. Starts very sweet, notes of chewing gum, extremly alcoholic. Fiery-fruity. Finish still very strong and fruity. Goes down burning. Interesting, but much too alcoholic.

3.7
fonefan (51136) - 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
KingCecil (2088) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at CBC ´12......It pours clear amber with a small tan head..... The aroma is malt, fruit, toffee and spices..... The flavor is malt, sweet, dark fruity with a warming finish..... like this! :)

3.4
jesperhammer (4927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
16-JUN-2012, draft @Un Mare di Birra. Hazy mahogany with almost no head. Alcoholic nose with caramel, brown sugar, bread, and herbs. Extremely tasteful, extremely alcoholic and sweet.Too alcoholic. More like 40% than 6,7%. Sticky sweet, cloying. Like a barley wine gone Belgian. Too much.


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