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


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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle - a near black, near perfect beer. This was quality. Lots of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, fruit, malt... oh, so many. Very complex beer, well balanced with a boozy warm kick at the end. Need another now! Waiter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2887) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2016
Look; fawnish top, brown red clear body, poor lacing. Aroma; apple bush, caramel haze, molasses, sugar notes. Taste; strong caramel malts, juicy grassy hops, yeast, strong malts the fruity way - and a fruity nutty finish. Feels powerful, but natural. Overall nut-malt sipper. [33cl btl 11%abv, BB23.7.18]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CzechTex (20) - - FEB 7, 2016
from a bottle: this is a fine quadrupel! Fine, well-formed foam, moderate lacing, subtle aroma, faint smoky taste. There may be other Belgian quadrupels that equal it but I haven´t had one that surpasses it. Perfect slow sipping beer, nice feel on the tongue well after each sip. Don´t hesitate to try it if this sounds good to you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (475) - - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a dark body with a medium head. Aroma of sugars and a subtle hoppy tone. Rich malty taste that is really well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Got this bottle from @Beergium a few days ago and today it’s #friday so why not open it?

Best before May 2019 so it should be drinkable... ;)

The beer pours hazy, dark brown, nutty colour. Beige, fluffy, creamy, beige head.

Nose: Nuts, toffee, roasted caramel malt, molasses, raisin and candied sugar.
Taste: Oh! This is good! Again candied sugar, molasses, nuts, oak, spices, black pepper, brown sugar, raisin, dried fruit, almond, coffee and honey. The taste gives so much more than the nose! I’m impressed!
Mouthfeel: Creamy, soft, sweet and bitter. A bit alcohol warmth. Medium body. High carbonation.

A bottle of LOVE!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Renekof (14) - - FEB 3, 2016
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Though not one of the elite Quads, it is certainly a beer to be admired. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick off-white head. Aromas and flavors of caramel, dark fruit, candied sugar and a tinge of alcohol. The body was pretty thick for a Quad and somewhat chewy. Certainly not a beer that I could drink more than 9 or 10 oz of in one sitting due to its heavy body and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1348) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Nice and decent quadrupel but feels a bit too easy to drink. In taste caramel, toasted notes. Sweet and sticky. Good but cannot be compared to the big quad players.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RDBrewery (3) - Lede, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Strong beer... very dark. Taste of forest fruits, sticky in throath. Nice foam. One is fine, two is ok, but three would be to much ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4516) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. BBE Oct/2016. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, some dark fruits, Belgian yeast and malts. Nothing special. No signs of aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Dark brown pour to tulip, persistent medium tan head. Aroma of molasses, nuts, yeast. Heavy sweet malt, moderately chewy, mineral, mild bitterness in finish.

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