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


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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (707) - 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 (261) - 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 (622) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - OCT 23, 2015
Really big head, dark brown color. Aroma is malty, dark fruit, hint of vanila. Taste is same with a little spice and dry finish. Nice, but not perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a dark, mahogany color, a presentable, finger’s width of light tan head foam, and some web-like lacing. The nose was dark fruit, vanilla, a touch of caramel sweetness, and a holiday nature to the spice hints. The taste continued the dark fruit notes et al., added earthy bitterness, some boozy warmth, rather lively, fizzy carbonation, and a little creaminess to the mouthfeel, all in a medium+ body. Nicely done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2172) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma is almonds, dark malts, black bread, some cherries. Taste is similar, dry finish, not boozy at all. A very rich and very dry-malty Quadrupel. High, but soft carbonation. Very good, but I prefer the not-so-dry-malty ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (1226) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2015
Brunsvart vätska med två centimeter tjockt kaffefärgat skum. Fruktiga dofter av dadlar, russin och karamell. Lätt bränt socker i inledningen sedan torkade frukter, liten aning kaffe och en gnutta choklad. En veritabel smakbomb på 11%. Fyllig och god.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (536) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
What nice beer. The beer pours a nice layer of almond colored soft foam. The beer has a beautiful dark ruby red color. I expected a lighter colored beer, however I really love it. The smell is delicious. I smell dark red fruits, cherry, oak wood, roasted almonds and a warming alcohol smell. What a rich smell, a perfect beer for an autumn night. The taste is very good. There is a strong alcohol taste, very warming. I also taste some oak, cherry and almond. The taste is very rich. Just what you expect from a Belgian specialty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (194) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a nice beoge head. Aroma’s of dried fruits, caramel, coffee. Taste has a malty sweetness with notes of raisins, plums, caramel. Texture is a bit sticky with medium carbonation.

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