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

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RATINGS: 668   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (359) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
fruity nose, some dark aged fruit aroma, esters, almost bavarian wheat beer-like esters. a touch of alcohol in the nose. clear, very dark brown color with modest head. rich flavor, dark fruits, raisins, some alcohol. heavy side of medium body. actually, light side of heavy body -- almost viscous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (683) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
0.33 bottle. Black with a big, milk-colored, creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, dark forest fruits, a touch of nuts and some sour notes, marzipan and raisins as well; only small hints of alcohol are detectable despite its huge ABV. Taste is quite sweet with certain sour tones acidic even, a lot of dark malts and chocolate, some fruits again. Full body, thick texture and flat carbonation. Finish is slightly astringent, has the sour notes previously mentioned emphasized. Overall the beer is really good but personally I am not fond of that sourness lingering in the background; could be improved.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2013
33cl bottle into tulip. Lille. Appearance: very dark brown, almost black. Small tan head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, dark fruits, chocolate alcohol. Taste: sweet, then a little bit of bitter. Palate: full body. Low carbonation (good in this case). Long finish. Overall. Tastes of intense coffee with a lot of sugar. Not the most complex or interesting of quads, but still excellent. Impressive flavor for 11%.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3392) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Prawie doskonale piwo. Wspanialy aromat slodowo czekoladowy, daktylowy. W smaku piernik, czekolada troche kawy i karmelu. Slodkawy posmak ale taki przyjemny z klasa smak. Finisz slodko rozgrzewajacy. Ciut alkocholowy. Ale swietnie to wszystko zgrane. Niewielka niana ale kolor czarny jak imperialny stout. Czworniak godny polecenia

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1526) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body. The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits. The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish. The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Very well done..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1617) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a deep brown color with a large tan head that fades slowly to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, bit of nut with just a hint of alcohol. The taste is of Roasted malt, fruit, some nut and trace of chocolate as it warms. Has a subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth, almost velvety, clean with a richness throughout. As it warms it enhances to character. Great beer to end the day with, an easy sipper that is well worth checking out

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Dark ruby brown with off-white foam head. Aroma is promising a warm tasty beer. Nice malt taste, some nutty tones, warm alcohol. A good quadruple. (Velp 201310) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (610) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a dark cognac colored brown with a large lasting tan head, light lacing. Aroma has caramel malt, yeast with dark fruit esters and some raisins and black figs. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness to mellow out the sweetness and sweet alcohol notes. Palate is a full , creamy, slightly thick and sticky mouth feel, good carbonation. Finish has very rich flavor,same attributes as taste with some brown sugar and a lingering caramel malt and sweet alcohol flavors. Alcohol seems well hidden but you feel it in the end. Overall a very good, delicious and flavorful brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1687) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Pours a deep dark amber/brown with a slight beige head. Potent aroma of dark fruits, chocolate toffee, caramel, brown sugar, coffee. Very nice quadrupel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours cola-colored with thin fizzy head that isn’t there for long. Extremely malty aroma with lots of caramel and dried fruit notes. Flavor is similar, and manages to be sweet and rich but not cloying. Exceptionally smooth for its heft. Good thing it’s a small bottle...


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