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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma: Medium candi sugar, bready, toasty. Light hops, spicy. Light peachy, banana. Appearance: Medium-hazy amber body. Medium, frothy, light-brown head. Flavour: Medium-high spicy alcohols, floral. Alcoholic finish. Light malty, toasty. Mouthfeel: light body. High carbonation. Medium warming. Overall: Unimpressive. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (416) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
Pours reddish brown. Copper rocky head. High aromas of chocolate, pie, prunes, tobacco, honey, coffee, bilberry... Powerful and vinous. Sweet, creamy. Long finish with no real bitterness. A fine dessert ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2015
Foam: medium creamy beige head Colour: cloudy red dark brown to black Aroma: malty, with some hops and sweetness included, dark fruits, herbs Taste: strong malty taste, sweet beer, grassy finish of hops on first, bur further roasted malts, a caramel taste, hints of coffee, drayed dark fruits, raisin, plums, anise-coriander-spicy, dark sugar, full-bodied, sticky and lightly syrupy palate with medium carbonation with more complex flavours, really enjoyable for those who like this kind of style

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poolstar (30) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
amber beer, strong malt,caramel,warming feel of port as a aftertaste,maybe a nice beer to finsh the evening would not be able to drink many of these though as 11%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (261) - SPAIN - APR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Compra: www.cervezasespeciales.com Opinion: Buena cerveza aunque tampoco excepcional. Se nota cierto sabor como a regaliz en ella.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at a BOSS meeting. Pours amber with a very creamy persistent off white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, some dark fruits, malty. Flavor follows. Alcohol was noticeable. Thin bodied. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (425) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 2015/04/26 - Bottle at De Halve Maan brewery in Brugge. Pours a dark mahogany/amber colour with a soapy, khaki head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is dough, brown sugar, caramel, gingerbread, molasses, tobacco, pepper, dark fruits. Taste follows nose; sweet bread, molasses, dates and mildly toasted notes. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with average, smooth carbonation and a semi sweet, slightly roasted and slightly boozy, warming finish. Very enjoyable. I will be aging this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JasonTeraani (8) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Pra mim foi a melhor cerveja que tomei. Apesar de seus 11% de vol alcoólico a cerveja não aparenta esse percentual. A espuma é muito cremosa e persiste até o fim. Muito aromática e saborosa. E a cor muito bonita. Um vermelho muito escuro quase marrom e bem encorpada. Dei a maior nota

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (879) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
Cloudy dark tea color with some floaties and an off white head with little lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (492) - USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark tea brown with floaters, no head. Smells of caramel, tomato. Taste is like a sweet tea, alcohol burn, caramel, tannins, a bitter tea like quality almost like a rye bread a little hop spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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