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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (54) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
Suikerachtige aroma doet fris en licht fruitig aan. Prachtig om te zien mahony kleurig en een mooie crème kleurige volle wolkachtige schuimkraag. Krachtig bij binnenkomst met medium carbonatie, doet denken aan rum suiker en caramel en heel licht houtachtig, zonder al teveel diepgang (zacht).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at De Halve Maan brewery, Bruges. Poured a really deep mahogany colour, with a big, dense beige head. Massive aroma of prunes, dates, dark malt, black cherries and herbs. Very smooth mouthfeel. Toasted malt in the flavour, with fruitcake and dark rum. Finish was roasted malt, burnt sugar, treacle and slight earth.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjik83 (661) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Goed Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1506) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2014
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and candi sugar. Taste is of raisin and booze. Alcohol warmth is very noticeable. A nicely done quad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (108) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Belle quadruple brune.Superbe robe brune rubis aux reflets prune et cerise mûre.Beau col beige clair persistant et collant amoureusement.Nez très doux, sucré, alcool, fruits très mûrs, fruits noirs et rouges, menues épices, fines céréales.Bouche attaque alcoolisée et liquoreuse, laisse place à une belle palette.Cerises et prunes confites, céréales grillées discrètes, petite acidité, amertume : néant.Une très savoureuse complexité de fruits rouges et noirs, fruits des bois, fruits des forêts.Délicate, gourmande, liquoreuse et fruitée.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valdeir (15) - - NOV 28, 2014
Boa, mas não maravilhosa. Adaptada para churrasco ou um jantar mais elaborado

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (166) - Killarney, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle at home - pours dark amber with white head - malty, fruit cake flavours- alcohol muted for 9%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Reddish brown, hazy. Low hopped and alcohol muted. Aroma and taste of dried fruit and dark fruit. Dark, some cola, chocolate and dark roasted malts. Nothing burnt. Some sugar and molasses type action. Medium to medium heavy body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a deep reddish brown with haze. Small head lasted about 20 seconds. Serious aroma with powerful strong dark fruits, sweet candy sugars, thick molasses malts, spices, and belgian style yeasts. The taste was a blend of the aromas with the dark fruits, dark sweet candies, spices, Belgian yeasts and the malts all coming together. Not overly sweet or cloying. Thick, oily mouth is smooth and good. Finish is bold flavors. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1400) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
draft that poured a medium mahogany color with off white head that disappeared quickly. the aroma was of sweet malts thick and flavorful some red fruits. mild bitterness in the nose and mouth fell. the flavor was delicious. medium to heavy body full and rich with plenty of sweet malts. dark fruit mix and a nice mild alcohol burn on the end...excellent from start to finish.


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