Struise Five Squared

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%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3098) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pour from Shahin Thanks ! Pours a rich copper color perfectly still. The nose is big complex sweet toffee, deep ripe plum, caramel a and a bit of boozy vinous notes. The palate is smooth and mouth-coating like a fine sherry. Lots of complexities in the palate with flavors unfolding as the palate adjusts to the boozy heat and layered notes of belgian spices, caramel, date. doughy sourness... touches of rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leini (1923) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Sample @ SB&WF 2016. Dark amber body with a low head. Sugar, caramel, brandy, dried figs, apple pie. Not all that boozy that you could expect from the high abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2922) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Small sample from bottle @ BBF 16, shared by two Americans with a crazy set of bottles in front of them, this probably from Kraddel? Dark copper to brown color. Light beige head. Aromas of sweetness, sweet fruit, caramel, toffee, with sharp alcohol retronasal. Flavor is very sweet. Heavy, syruppy body. strong alcohol feel. Long finish, no new flavors. Very strong and sweet, but rather nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3688) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
van tap @Borefts 2016, met dank aan PotjeBier ! beperkte sample, donker amber, aroma en smaken zijn zoet, alcoholisch, caramel, donker fruit, dikke siroop textuur, rozijn, goed te doen, nu de rest van de fles nog ;)..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (18463) - PCastle, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Trbes orange braunes Bier. Geruch holzig, oxidiert, reife dunkle Frchte. Geschmack s krftig malzig, Obst, Vanille, Holz, alkoholisch brennend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4629) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2016
Sample thanks to Potje. Hazy dark amber with beige head. Raisins, figs, lots of sugar, cognac, light alcohol. Very sweet, light bitter. Full bodied with sticky feel. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2035) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle at Borefts, thanks for sharing kraddel! Malts, vanilla, caramel, pretty nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Amber pour with a practically non-existent head. Very strong, boozy sweet nose. Hot caramel and apple. Aggressive, nose-tingling stuff. The flavors hugely sweet. Apple and pie crust. Toffee. Hot, but not overbearing. Oily, rich body. A real sipper. Decent in small samples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle split at Angry Chair during RBWG 15, 20/02/15, big thanks to one of the guys there... Twas a fart dungeon of a raking emporia ! Rich amber with beige spotting. Nose is bitter dark fruit rinds, slightly harsh and boozey, dates, candied fruit peel. Taste comprises rich fruits, syrup, sweet licks, figgy pudding, dates, booze. Full full body, cloying feel, warming alochol in the close. Ok considering the ABV, a warming sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2/20/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Big thanks to Ben for sharing! Amber pour, virtually no head. Rich aroma, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, etc. Rich flavor, thick body, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits. Alcohol hidden well. Glad to have tried!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6683) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Somehow AdamJackson got a 750 ml bottle, with only a dozen bottles sold to the public... Ok. Dark caramel color with lots of suspended yeast particles in the liquid. Aroma is booze upfront with dates, figs and caramel. Lots of booze.

Sweet, syrupy, booze bomb, molasses and a shit ton of dark fruits. Hot warming sensation after the sip. Thick full body with a dense texture over the tongue. Well this is more like a Liquor. A small shot for me after 4 oz. it is entirely to sweet and syrupy.

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