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

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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
racaille (12) - - NOV 16, 2013
Une bière avec beaucoup de goût. Goût huileux que j'adore. Dommage que elle se digère difficilement. Une de mes préférées malgré tout.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DJoer (913) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
Dark black slightly brown colour, small beige head, sweet cherry smell, medium to high carbonation sour taste, medium bitter, warm alcohol taste, fruity cherry taste a bit to much

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinkfaty (37) - - NOV 14, 2013
Que rica coño!. Deliciosa Quadrupel Belga, muy a la altura de la Rochefort 10. Cerveza oscura y de fuerte paladar, corona bien marcada y sabor acaramelado con retrogusto intenso. Deliciosa!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1896) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
Dark brown beer, white foam. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer, full body. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and alcohol. Sweet and bitter. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1636) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium to big head. NOSE : burned malts with dried fruits like raisins, figs, pineapple and mango. Fresh banana and licorice. SIP : smooth and creamy. Low to medium carbonation. The body is thick. The body texture is spot on. It marry well with sweet, burned and fruity flavors of this beer. Sweet chocolate tart with a hint of alcohol. Dark fruits and licorice give it a little sour and dry middle. Ending is deep and malty. Some spiciness in the finish. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. OVERALL : a great brew ; well balanced, smooth body and the drinkability is quite surprising for the amount of alcohol it has. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cedricbcc (6) - - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
Bière brune corsée et ronde. Peu d’amertume, équilibrée. Très bonne pour attendre l’hiver

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (378) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
330ml bottle into Trappist glass. Great 1.5 finger ivory head that quickly gains some interesting large bubble voids. Aroma isn't particularly notable for a quad. Taste is sweet caramel & dark stewed fruits which then smoothly gains extra layers of bitter dark chocolate & coffee beans. High 11% ABV is almost completely masked. Nice viscous mouthfeel with a nice tingle on the tongue due to the fairly high carbonation for the style. Very good quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2110) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
A great quad. Pours a dark deep brown. Aromas of rich dark fruit. Raisin and fig. Lots of vinous and fresh grape aromas. Nice sweet malty flavors. Dark fruit and grapes. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (918) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Caramel, toffee, bread, and dark fruit in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with some fruit and spice. Finish is more bitter than I expected, with lots of drying alcohol and more spice flavor. Like most quadrupels, this has lots and lots of flavor--a really nice cold night sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falstaf (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2013
Bière brune-rougeâtre au col couleur crème assez solide. Arôme de fruits noirs, de raisins secs et de caramel. Goût de caramel et de mélasse, de fruits noirs et puis arrive le chocolat au lait, le miel et un rien d’alcool. Un bière plus qu’agréable.


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