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


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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (486) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2016
Une des premières bières que j’ai bues. Je la redécouvre et la trouve encore meilleure que dans mes souvenirs. Nez : de la levure, un fond caramel et des notes des pommes confites, un fond café. Bouche très ronde très équilibrée, du corps : la levure est moins présente, on a plus de caramel, un peu de café, un fond très bourbon. Des petites notes d’alcool parmi un effervescence pas si faible pour un titrage à 11. Superbe équilibre, très gourmande. Vraiment superbe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
Een echte Belgische quad, ik heb spannender gehad echter. Netjes gebrouwen maar voor mijn smaak redelijk zoet en wat vlak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (87) - - APR 30, 2016
330 ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Large off white head with plenty of lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (156) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours dark amber with an off-white head, that diminishes slowly in a crater like form. Yeast, roasted malts, brown sugar, banana, raisins. Full body and fizzy carbonation. Sweet and maybe to sweet in the long run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (1399) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 25, 2016
Mahagony brown/red with a frothy beige head. Aromas of spices, herbs are dominant with notes of coriander, dark fruits and a dash of fennel. Fine carbonations smooth and full bodied. Light sweet-dry and lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2016
Bottle at importer. Very dark red colour with a longlasting white head. Nose of red berries. Taste is medium sweetness with some red fruity notes. Very nice brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso con destello rojizos a contraluz y se observa moderada actividad de carbonatación en el fondo. Corona de espuma color blanco, copiosa, de burbuja compacta y muy buen lacing. AROMA: notas de azúcares quemadas, caramelo, toffee, especias, frutos oscuros maduros, frutos rojos, notas de jerez, algo licorosa, se logra exhalar el alcohol. SABOR: notas de azúcares quemados, caramelo que se paladean bien, toffee, especias, notas de pan y plátano discretas, frutos oscuros ya maduros, algunos frutos rojos, notas de jerez, todo esto tiene buena permanencia en el paladar. El retrogusto un amargor leve, seco y no astringente, el alcohol se percibe al pasar la garganta de forma cálida sin llegar a ser agresivo. SENSACIÓN: El cuerpo es medio y se percibe moderada alta carbonatación en la lengua. RESUMEN: una excelente Belgian Quad, cumple bastante bien,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2016
Deep mahogany brown color, frothy beige head. Ripe fruit nose, banana, vinegar, Belgian yeast, brown sugar. Sweet taste, over-ripe fruit, alcohol, Belgian yeast, hint of coffee. Unbalanced and below the standard of other well known quads. Full body, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAR 31, 2016
29-Mar-2016-0,33L Flasche. Dunkelbraun, hellbrauner Schaum.Aroma: Hefe, Karamell. Antrunk: Malz, Toffee, Portwein, Trockenpflaumen. Gut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PalCabral (158) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Trysil. Pours brown with red tints and a quickly disappearing head. The aroma is enticing, dried fruits, chocolate, port wine. The taste is malty sweets, roasted malts and syrup of sugar. Yeasty flavors are certainly joining in making it a vinous mix, reminding me of a dessert wine. Delicious. Dangerously delicious.

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