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

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RATINGS: 655   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmc619 (467) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Wow. Straddles barleywine and stout with Belgian fundamentals. This beer is just really, really good. From 75cl into signature glass (which is beautiful). Deep, deep brown (almost appears black) with big head. Aroma is deep, rich, malty, enticing. Flavor is rich, velvety. Doesn’t hurt that it brings back great memories of Brugge, one of my favorite cities in Belgium, and even Europe. This is top 20, maybe top 10 material.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DominicGS (9) - Zonhoven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Donker zwaar bier. Beperkt aroma. Schuim houdt slechts beperkt. Volle smaak. Zwaar alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Rudi’s Beerhouse, Chania Greece. Color is dark red, clear, with a beige head. Aromas of caramel and honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, dried fruits, honey, raisins, some chocolate as the beer warms up. Intense aftertaste, sweet and long. Full body with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Dark brown pour with a lazing beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, plethora of dark dried fruits, slight licorice, nice spices in there, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 16, 2015
330ml bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours murky dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast and chocolate. Intense flavour. Sugary sweet finish. Warming alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gerrit59 (8) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Bière brune 11° de chez de Halve maan couleur noire Arôme prune, Goût => prune, réglisse (Zan), alcool de cerises (Kirch) Alcool progressif belle mousse crémeuse

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (148) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 14, 2015
Aparência totalmente turva. Olfato de caramelo alcoolizado, chocolate amargo. Um tapa na língua. Extrema. Faltou balancear.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (63) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel, uitgeschonken in 33cl. Gouden Carolus bokaal. Kleur is mistig mysterieus walnoot bruin met een amberkleurige gloed, met een mooie lichtbeige volle schuimkraag, prachtig bier om te zien. De geur is zacht gedroogd fruit, kruidig en cacao. De smaak is complex, tonen van gedroogd fruit, als vijgen en rozijnen, Belgische gist, chocolade met ook nog lichte zurige tonen van eikenhout en wijnachtige smaken. De afdronk is droog en licht zurig. Conclusie: een heerlijke Quadrupel met complexe smaken, perfect voorbeeld van Belgische artisanale brouwkunst. Het straffe alcoholpercentage van 11% is mooi verborgen door de complexe smaken. Zeer goede quadrupel, ook complimenten voor het chique etiket en mooie presentatie van dit bier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cassius (85) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Zwart bier. Meer chocolade. Zoeter en zwaarder als de tripel. Waarschijnlijk goed met zwaar vlees of wild zoals ook de La Trappe Quadrupel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Centje (32) - Bruges, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
Smells like dark fruits, sugar and alcohol. Tastes like figs, chocolate, brown sugar, dough. An excellent complex beer, which will be appreciated by lots of people. I will try to age it and re-compare.


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