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


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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 (1763) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (450) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2015
Mooi donkerbruin bier. Aroma’s van mout, gedroogd fruit en wat caramel. De smaak is mooi zacht zoet-bitter, met tonen van mout, gedroogd fruit, caramel en wat chocola. Een lekkere licht bittere hoppige afdronk, maken dit een mooie complexe quadrupel. Heerlijk!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Brune foncée avec une petite robe marron/tan. L’arôme est bordée de levures belges fruités (fruits noirs). C’est un peu terreux avec un peu d’alcool. Une bonne arôme pour un quad. En bouche c’est très complexe, avec du malt, fruits, un peu d’houblon florale, du caramel, et quelque chose terreux. C’est un peu sucré mais la finition est assez sec.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown. Foamy, tan head. Bigger head than most quads. Plum, ripe fruit, alcohol, wort and malt nose. A bit vineous. Red, ripe fruit flavour. Plum, dates, raisins. Alcohol, some herbs. Candy and cola. Sweet. Medium to full body. Lively carbonation. Needs to be served quite warm. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
msalsbury (29) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a nice brown with creamy beige head that lasts a while. Aroma is malty with dark fruit. Flavor starts sweet, with dates, plums, and raisin notes. This is followed by sweet dark malt with no tannins or unpleasant notes to it. Finish is mildly bitter. It’s everything I look for in a quad. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle: Poured a dark brown/burgundy color ale with a super large light brown foamy head with excellent retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar and dry fruits with light caramelized malt notes is quite sublime. Taste is a great mix between some candi sugar notes, some light dry fruits notes, heavy Belgian style malt with a light spicy/peppery finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. Wonderful beer with just enough complexity and still retaining good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (415) - HONG KONG - NOV 5, 2015
Dark brown, medium creamy head. Dark malts aroma, taste is medium sweet, malty, some berries, a bit of booze. Very classic Belgian quad but excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (476) - POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się obfita choć sycząca piana, opadając lekko zdobi szkło, do końca pozostaje w postaci nieregularnych chmurek. Barwa rubinowo brązowa, klarowna. Aromat zdominowany przez owoce kandyzowane, rodzynki, daktyle, suszone gruszki oraz sherry, porto i kontynentalny chmiel. W smaku półsłodkie, głównie suszone owoce, likier karmelowy, cierpkie jagody, zioła. Goryczka średnia, chmielowo alkoholowo pestkowa. W posmaku wino głogowe, taniny i nutki tytoniowe. Nagazowanie wysokie, musujące na języku, półpełne w odczuciu, alkohol mocno rozgrzewa (choć w przyjemny sposób). Całkiem udany Quadrupel, bardziej wytrawny niż słodki, cierpki, taninowy i dość goryczkowy. Nasuwa się skojarzenie z Quadruplem nowofalowym :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augdraught1981 (224) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a very dark bronze brown with a large creamy tan head. The aroma is slightly hoppy with some sweetness and fruit. Taste is sweet & creamy with some caramel and spice, with bitterness in the background and a light warming from the alcohol. Very smooth body with high drinkability and a very low alcohol presence. This beer has a long shelf life and I look forward to trying it months or even a year or two from now. Great quad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vincentvaneck (1) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
Nike, dank beer. Full favor. Verry string, not a strong alcoholic taste like Rochefort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (349) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a mostly lasting light beige bubbly head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, raisins, figs. Taste is of brown sugar, fig, raisins, black currant, slightly burnt. Strong carbonation, light thin mouthfeel.

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