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

bottled
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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falstaf (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2013
Bière brune-rougeâtre au col couleur crème assez solide. Arôme de fruits noirs, de raisins secs et de caramel. Goût de caramel et de mélasse, de fruits noirs et puis arrive le chocolat au lait, le miel et un rien d’alcool. Un bière plus qu’agréable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerman33190 (76) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 If you could get rich chocolate cake and a good coffee in a bottle then this would be it. I wouldn’t normally go for a beer this sweet but the intense aromas and flavours of chocolate, xmas cake and coffee are extremely pleasant. Didn’t find any bitterness at all unlike some reviewers. Would make a great dessert beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
fruity nose, some dark aged fruit aroma, esters, almost bavarian wheat beer-like esters. a touch of alcohol in the nose. clear, very dark brown color with modest head. rich flavor, dark fruits, raisins, some alcohol. heavy side of medium body. actually, light side of heavy body -- almost viscous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (789) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
0.33 bottle. Black with a big, milk-colored, creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, dark forest fruits, a touch of nuts and some sour notes, marzipan and raisins as well; only small hints of alcohol are detectable despite its huge ABV. Taste is quite sweet with certain sour tones acidic even, a lot of dark malts and chocolate, some fruits again. Full body, thick texture and flat carbonation. Finish is slightly astringent, has the sour notes previously mentioned emphasized. Overall the beer is really good but personally I am not fond of that sourness lingering in the background; could be improved.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2013
33cl bottle into tulip. Lille. Appearance: very dark brown, almost black. Small tan head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, dark fruits, chocolate alcohol. Taste: sweet, then a little bit of bitter. Palate: full body. Low carbonation (good in this case). Long finish. Overall. Tastes of intense coffee with a lot of sugar. Not the most complex or interesting of quads, but still excellent. Impressive flavor for 11%.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3519) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Prawie doskonale piwo. Wspanialy aromat slodowo czekoladowy, daktylowy. W smaku piernik, czekolada troche kawy i karmelu. Slodkawy posmak ale taki przyjemny z klasa smak. Finisz slodko rozgrzewajacy. Ciut alkocholowy. Ale swietnie to wszystko zgrane. Niewielka niana ale kolor czarny jak imperialny stout. Czworniak godny polecenia

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1690) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body. The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits. The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish. The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Very well done..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a deep brown color with a large tan head that fades slowly to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, bit of nut with just a hint of alcohol. The taste is of Roasted malt, fruit, some nut and trace of chocolate as it warms. Has a subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth, almost velvety, clean with a richness throughout. As it warms it enhances to character. Great beer to end the day with, an easy sipper that is well worth checking out

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Dark ruby brown with off-white foam head. Aroma is promising a warm tasty beer. Nice malt taste, some nutty tones, warm alcohol. A good quadruple. (Velp 201310) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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