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

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (684) - - MAR 16, 2013
Draft. Cloudy brown, lasting light tan head. Nose is big dark fruits, plums, raisins, brown sugar. Taste is lightly chocolate covered raisins, rich nuts, dark fruits. Not boozy like i expected. Smooth silky mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McZythos (35) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2013
Subtle alcohol taste which brings a nice body to the beer. Then you can savour vanilla and caramel flavours and a little hint of a sweet and pleasant red fruit, perhaps raspberry. They used to call beer "liquid bread", well I’d like to call this beer "liquid "forêt noire" cake". A gourmet and unctuous beer. Magnificent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 15, 2013
I can smell it already and ive only started pouring it, sweet malt and dark fruits aroma, pours dark brown with a lightly tanned head. Quite smooth on the palate with flavours of dark fruit, caramel and brown sugar. So well balanced, would not have guessed an eleven percenter. What an awesome Quadrupel!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
psilosophy (478) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur cola, mousse assez faible et de faible tenue. Les arômes sont par contre tout à fait intense avec du pruneau et autres fruits secs, de la frangipane, de la noisette, du caramel et une pointe de café sucré. Tout celà est très harmonieux et bien que très sucré, pas du tout écoeurant. La carbonnation est moelleuse, bien qu’un peu faible. Trouvée à l’Entrepôt - Courcelles les Lens.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
March 13, 2013 - bottle from Randalls. Dark brown pour with big head that lasted and lacing. Aroma was dark fruit, yeast, spice and sweet malt. Wow super sweet sugary start, then gets spicy, moves into the dark fruit and finishes with some dry alcohol. This is not subtle, the flavors are in your face.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Lovely auburn colour with a low light brown head, no lace. Aroma is spicy and yeasty and sweet, leading into a palate filled with chewy sweet brown sugar, dried figs, dried apricots, sultanas, and hints of dark cherries and tea. Very complex, warming without being harsh. One of the most enjoyable quads I’ve had in a while.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeverszeuge (543) - GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
# 3225 ersma: quadrupel bedeutet ja nicht, dass vier mal mehr malz im sud ist - das wäre mehr so ein gerstenbrei, nicht umrührbar bis staubig. aber was quadrupel genau bedeutet oder definiert, ist auch nicht richtig klar. schwarz wie die nacht mit feincremigem schaum, der sehr stabil ist. erstaunlich für 11 volt. der geruch ist süßlich bis süß, aromen von karamell und trockenbeeren. der antrunk ist perlig, süßlich mit aromen von beeren, karamell, blumenwiese, honig. die mitte bleibt karamellbetont, dazu trockenpflaume und etwas hopfen, der zum abgang deutlicher wird, dem malzigen fundament aber den vortritt lässt. dazu getreide und vanille. die flasche ist ansehnlich. fazit: überzeugendes quadrupel mit sehr komplexer aromenvielfalt und toller optik. unbedingt probierenswert. 14,13,12,12,11,12 - 12,30 - 5/3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
petibear (51) - - MAR 2, 2013
nice big head, chocolate colour and light chocolate aroma. pleasant oily palate, bitter sweet taste reminding of nuts & dark chocolate. medium long bitterish finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2013
In straffe glass 2 finger bubbly head that’s off white. Fades slowly with nice lacing Lots of raisins in this. Semi plum noted and acorns. Caramel as well Taste is semi boozy at the finish. Sweet apricots and plums with raisins and a super sweet taste throughout. Very boozy but the sweetness balances that out

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Belgium. A very dark brown beer with a rich malty and chocolate flavour, spicy red fruity notes, sweet creamy oak and vanilla on the finish..


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