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Brewed by Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Brugge, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Straffe Hendrik Quadruple is a rich and intense dark Belgian ale. It is brewed with a subtle blend of specialty malts, which give the ale an extremely dark color and a chewy, malty complex character. The quadruple combines a clean dryness with a warm full bodied mouth feel and essences of fruit. Secondary fermentation in the bottle creates a living ale that can be aged and will have an evolution of taste profiles over time.

It is brewed by the last active brewery in the historical city of Bruges. The town archives first mention the brewery in 1546. Since 1856, the famous brewing family Maes-Vanneste has owned the brewery.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (422) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
Komplex, ausgewogen und für meinen Geschmack einer der besten Quadrupel der Welt. Eine Geschmacksgranate. 0,1/1 Jetson vom Fass beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016 in Leuven.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1643) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11° by De Halve Maan at Mordor na Domaniewskiej Bardzo cacy, owocki, rodzynki, troche kawy, troche chleba, slodkawo... Tylko za bardzo przyprawowo jak dla mnie, i kolendra jest... Nie moj

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (634) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 12, 2016
Hatalmas, tartós, bézs hab, szinte fekete szín. Pörkölt malátás, feketecsokis illat. Édes, feketecsokis, aszaltgyümölcsös, fűszeres ízvilág. Enyhe keserű, közepes szénsav, hatalmas test. Nagyon finom, bár egy picit émelygősen édes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4570) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Deep caramel color. Thick and sticky tan head. Lots of alcohol and caramel in the aroma. Taste is strong brown sugar, malt and a little metallic. Body warms a lot. Very full flavored. Slight chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4078) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle at BEL. Dark reddish amber color with a lasting tan head. The aroma is nice, raisins, prunes, bananas, brown sugar. Flavor is similar, medium sweet, overripe fruits, but leaves a little to be desired. Smooth feel, slight heat but booze well hidden. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miirab (7) - - JUN 1, 2016 does not count
Bottled at home. A beer with very nice palate, amber dark color, full long lasting foam.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (639) - PORTUGAL - MAY 27, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 15.58. AROMA: solventy alcohol aroma with slight notes of dried plums. faint roast notes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear with ruby body against light. large tanned, moussy head with good persistance. lace formation. TASTE: peppery and almost solventy alcohol presence (hdpe, solvent). moderately sweet background with caramelized background. low bitterness with a semi-dry to dry finish. PALATE: high carbonation with medium-light body. alcohol warmth presence. slight astringency. OVERALL: a belgian dark strong ale with a bit strong on the higher alcohols.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jultsu (599) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
BBE 22.07.2018. Mukava tiheä samettinen vaahto, burgundinruskea väri. Tuoksu makeahkon viettelevän tuima. Suutuntuma mukavasti suussa polttelevaa alkoholia, nautittava quadi.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Lovely foam and with an aroma of fresh dades, raisins and caramel. Taste is slightly burnt brown sugar, sweet dried dark fruits and lovely sweet dark toffee. I’m no true Belgian beer fanatic, but this one is a knocker. Slightly warming sensation from the alcohol, but no sharpness whatsoever.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalspice (605) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Mřrkt med et rřdbrunt skjćr. Hřyt, beigt skum. Herlig. kompleks duft med mye banan sammen med marsipan, svisker, eik og vanilje. Smaken er tykk og kompleks med mye třrket frukt. Merker ikke mye til alkoholen.


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