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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 608   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy/murky amber-brown with a somewhat lacing and diminishing beige creamy big head. Aroma is bread, marzipan, raisin, nuts, caramel, bubblegum, hops, anise and brown sugar. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is near full, texture is creamy, carbonation is high. Finishes balanced with lingering caramel and a alcoholic burn. More restrained than your typical quad.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours very dark mahogany with a large fizzy beige head. Smells strongly of dark fruits with subtle candy sweetness. Taste is sweet, fruity, and hints of caramel. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel finishes with a slight tingle of alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Flaska från SB. Ca 1 år gammal. Mahognyfärgad, klar vätska med högt, tjockt och bestående skum. Snyggt. Alkoholburna dofter av torkad frukt, söt tobak, belgisk jäst. Kraftig smak med värmande alkohol, söt, marsipan, torkad frukt, sherry, madeira, tobak, fuktigt trä, rejäl efterbeska. Riktigt trevlig.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle @ bierhuyske Pours very dark No foam at all Very chocolaty smell Taste is sweet , chocolate , malts , low cqrbo , earthyness ,.. Hell yes , this beats the shit out of the tripel version !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6287) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, alcohol, fruit, yeast and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1623) - - SEP 22, 2013
Draft. Poured dark reddish brown with a huge head. Aroma of dark malts and cherry, maybe some other dark fruits as well. Taste adds a bit of chocolate. Light airy palate is unique and enjoyable but based on that and the head I do wonder if it was intended to be that way. All in all very nice and surprisingly drinkable for a quad.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Plum, grapefruit with coffee, dark chocolate finish. Nice but more one-dimensional than e.g. Rochefort 10.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phitje (9) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Een straffe hendrik quadruppel uit de fles in een rochefort glas. wat een topbier, niet te koel drinken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2013
33cl. Pours dark red, almost black with moderate mostly persisting head. Sweet, moderate malty, caramel,alchool aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, alchool, light bitter, well balanced. Light for the 11%, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - SEP 12, 2013
Shared a 33cl bottle from Delheize. Pours a brown colour with a tan persistent head. Aroma is caramel and yeast. Medium carbonation and full body. Flavour is quite light for a 11 ABV beer. Good!


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