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

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - dark dark brown pour with a lazing beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, plethora of dark dried fruits, slight licorice, nice spices in there, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1219) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
.33l bottle from Belgian Beer Factory Pours deep dark with medium high, tan creamy head. Aroma is dried fruits, dark malts, caramel, banana, yeast notes and some alcohol. Flavor is alcohol, dark fruits, banana, dried fruits, plums, caramel and malty. Swell beer, nicely balanced beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2015
On tap at Biercabl .Dark brown colour with tan head. Dark fruits, figs, nuts and caramel aroma. Sweet, dark fruits, caramel, malt taste. Medium to full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (350) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is very dark colored and has a large sticky cream colored foam, with a lot of CO2. In the aroma some bitter tones of dark malts, dark chocolate but also the sweetness of some dark fruits and bananas. Mild espresso with chocolate and sweet Belgian sugar in the taste. A full fruitiness of apricots, figs and prunes. In the aftertaste which is a little dry the high alcohol level is nearly not noticable in the finish which is further very complex. Lovely quad, not the best one I’ve tasted but well done.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (316) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
33 cl bottle 11% abv. Dark chocolate brown with beige head. malty and almost creamy taste with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. alcohol is hidden and not too sweet. great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 18, 2015
Birra scura ed intensa. Aromi con toni fruttati e malto. Al palato evolve ad ogni sorso. Da testare assolutamente negli anni....curioso!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 17, 2015
Surprisingly very good quad. I didnt like their tripel that much, but this one is much better. Aroma and taste is a mix of malts, with pleasant sweet undertones, i csn detect nice plums. Appearance is a bold black with a frothy tan head. Highlight by far is the palate, which is heavenly smooth and rich for 11%. Goes down like iced tea, and immediately lets you know this is an accomplished ale. Overall its very good, only lacking boldness to the flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2955) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
330ml bottle, best before Nov 13. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is raisin, caramel and molasses. Slightly vinous. Taste has caramel and red wine. Lots of dark red fruits. Slightly burnt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 10, 2015
Brown with minimal head. Aroma is Belgian yeast with with dark candied fruits and molasses. Dank. Smooth as butta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (213) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Caramel brown. Fat, fizzy white head. Toffee, plums, alcohol. A little unbalanced, like the sharp edges need to be sanded down. Decent, but not awesome.


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