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

bottled
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (45) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2014
Estamos ante una cerveza compleja pero bien equilibrada, de color oscuro y reflejos rubí intensos, buena formación de espuma y alta estabilidad. Lo primero de todo es que tengo que decir que en el sabor presentaba notas de oxidación pero nada lo suficientemente intenso como para que arruinase una cerveza que en su conjunto me ha parecido muy completa. En aroma destaca la malta que nos recuerda a frutas oscuras y muy maduras como las uvas pasas y los dátiles y el lúpulo hace acto de presencia pero no destaca mucho y se mantiene en un segundo plano. En boca las caracter´siticas son muy similares aunque se potencian y aparece las notas alcohólicas aunque muy bien integradas, esto también ayuda a potenciar la sensación de amargor. Su cuerpo es denso y su carbonatación justa. En el retrogusto deja una sensación de leve dulzor residual y el alcohol ayuda a templar el paladar. (Botella, 330 ml)

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tenninjas (10) - - AUG 6, 2014
Oh why can't I rate a beer without comment??? This beer is definitely best taste very very cold which yields a pleasant caramel aroma and a rich full flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (239) - Tasmania, - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Deep red-brown with a large foamy tan head. Aroma is densely malty, honey, liquorice. Flavour is big and rich--sweet malts, chocolate, caramelised sugar, yeast. Warming. This is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Very nice. Smokey basement musk with a faint hint of chocolate. Pours dark cloudy brown with ok head and lacing. Light sour finish and a little bitter. Full aroma with some light floral yeast and hints of dried fruits. Some caramel. Bottle from De Vinos.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TtV (70) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, near black with a light brown head. Aroma has caramel and sweetness. Not too special. But then you taste it and you?re taken to a lovely world of caramel, warmness, chocolate, coffee(?) and lots more. Lots of Co2 too. But it?s all balanced. This beer is art.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (848) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @ home. Bought from the brewery in 2012, enjoyed July 2014. Dark brown beer with a lacy head. Enjoyable quad. Obviously not as complex as R10 but a couple years aging has done good for the beer as it’s rounder and more enjoyable than fresh sample had in 2012.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian83 (13) - sqGat, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2014
Excel·lent cervesa quadrupel a la altura de la rochefort 10 i la st bernardus 12 abt. Boníssima.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MelvinKalksma (12) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
What the hell can I say about this beer? This is probably, what am I saying, THIS IS THE BEST beer I have ever tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (456) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle. Dark brown, almost black with massive tan head. Black cherry and berries. Very fruity and sweet, but not cloying. Booze well hidden. Delicious quad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
750ml corked bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate with hints of licorice. Taste is dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with generous carbonation leaving a very pleasant sensation on the palate. Nicely done and recommended.


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