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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (629) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a dark cognac colored brown with a large lasting tan head, light lacing. Aroma has caramel malt, yeast with dark fruit esters and some raisins and black figs. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness to mellow out the sweetness and sweet alcohol notes. Palate is a full , creamy, slightly thick and sticky mouth feel, good carbonation. Finish has very rich flavor,same attributes as taste with some brown sugar and a lingering caramel malt and sweet alcohol flavors. Alcohol seems well hidden but you feel it in the end. Overall a very good, delicious and flavorful brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2087) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Pours a deep dark amber/brown with a slight beige head. Potent aroma of dark fruits, chocolate toffee, caramel, brown sugar, coffee. Very nice quadrupel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours cola-colored with thin fizzy head that isn’t there for long. Extremely malty aroma with lots of caramel and dried fruit notes. Flavor is similar, and manages to be sweet and rich but not cloying. Exceptionally smooth for its heft. Good thing it’s a small bottle...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy/murky amber-brown with a somewhat lacing and diminishing beige creamy big head. Aroma is bread, marzipan, raisin, nuts, caramel, bubblegum, hops, anise and brown sugar. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is near full, texture is creamy, carbonation is high. Finishes balanced with lingering caramel and a alcoholic burn. More restrained than your typical quad.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1065) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours very dark mahogany with a large fizzy beige head. Smells strongly of dark fruits with subtle candy sweetness. Taste is sweet, fruity, and hints of caramel. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel finishes with a slight tingle of alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2576) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Flaska från SB. Ca 1 år gammal. Mahognyfärgad, klar vätska med högt, tjockt och bestående skum. Snyggt. Alkoholburna dofter av torkad frukt, söt tobak, belgisk jäst. Kraftig smak med värmande alkohol, söt, marsipan, torkad frukt, sherry, madeira, tobak, fuktigt trä, rejäl efterbeska. Riktigt trevlig.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle @ bierhuyske Pours very dark No foam at all Very chocolaty smell Taste is sweet , chocolate , malts , low cqrbo , earthyness ,.. Hell yes , this beats the shit out of the tripel version !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8266) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, alcohol, fruit, yeast and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2061) - - SEP 22, 2013
Draft. Poured dark reddish brown with a huge head. Aroma of dark malts and cherry, maybe some other dark fruits as well. Taste adds a bit of chocolate. Light airy palate is unique and enjoyable but based on that and the head I do wonder if it was intended to be that way. All in all very nice and surprisingly drinkable for a quad.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Plum, grapefruit with coffee, dark chocolate finish. Nice but more one-dimensional than e.g. Rochefort 10.


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