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

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common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6739) - 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 (617) - 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 (2598) - 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 (2302) - 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..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a dense tan head. Rich malty nose with caramel, belgian yeast, raisins, and fruity esters. Flavor was very sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, raisins, and had a touch of toffee. A decent quad

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1591) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
Beautiful uneven white head on an almost dark beer. Aroma of bread and molasses, beautiful sticky palate and again that wheat bread and molasses flavor. Beautiful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Jean-François L. Dark brown with a medium fully lasting beige head and some lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, malt/caramel and dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet and yeasty with spices, malt/caramel and dark fruits. Medium carbonation that tickle the tongue. Alcohol is really well hidden. Very good Quadruple. Well balanced and very complex. I really liked this one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (652) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours dark brown with bubbly tan head. Sweet grainy aroma full of fruits. The flavor is great rounded Belgian dark malts that match the rich rounded candied fruits with a toffee and light chocolate note. It’s a bit crazy but still really easy to drink and write tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours dark brown with large gassy tan head. Aroma of a well liquored fruitcake. Taste is a three way battle between malt, dark fruit and alcohol. What make this beer so interesting is that this battle ends in a three-way tie. Love it!


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