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

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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (622) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Dark brown with minimal head. Dark fruit some farmyard funk. Malty spiciness. Excellent... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Draft at Yardhouse. Overall, a good quad. Well balanced sweetness and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (5563) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2016
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Mørkebrun med et lite rødskjær. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer lenge. Pen lacing. God maltaroma med et lite hint av krydder. Smaken balansert. Mye malt. Lett søtlig krydder. Ender opp litt tørt. Alkoholen bra kamuflert men en merker den varmende effekten. Vel mye kullsyre.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1837) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a large amount of uneven, golden taupe head. Great color of head. Good lacing. Yeasty, mineral aroma. Almost metallic in smell, unfortunately. Caramel, baked apple, and raisin (raw and cooked) scents. Dark malt flavor. A bit of roast. Tangerine. A metallic sweetness as well as some umami. Very subtle flavors. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Fizzy, lively, fluffy, and frothy in the palate. Easy to drink. I’m not feeling this one, to my surprise. I hope it improves with age. Just not much there in complexity or strength, and there are some unfortunate elements in the aroma (along with some pleasant ones).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Dark and complex. A very strong taste that has bitter and sweet tones, with a sweet aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (842) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Brun med høyt lysebrunt skum. Aroma av karamell, mild sjokolade og tørket frukt. I smaken er det mild lakris, noe sjokolade og igjen tørket frukt. Søt. Medium/tykk konsistens.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (2415) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
Mørk brun med høyt eggegult kremete skum. Lukter melkesjokolade, karamell, noe røyk og mørke frukter. Fyldig. Salt smak. Mot salmiakk lakris. Espresso og en fin fruktighet i bakgrunnen. Kjenner også belgisk gjær og noe stram alkohol mot slutten. Kort

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7725) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, cherry, abv remains well hidden, decent enough quad, nice to try but I wouldn’t drink a bunch of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleksander9 (1050) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2016
Dark brown with creamy tan head. Chocolate, caramel, Belgian spice and coriander. Sweet, thick, slick and nutty finish. Overall: great quad!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birocotsios (97) - - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Dark redish brown with huge brown head. Sweet aroma of caramel and malts with a hint of sour barn. Sweet caramel taste with malts, toffee and alchohol flavours. Very sweet.


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