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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Dark brown. Malty sweet. Classic barley wine. No real belgian character. Very nice though. Rich and sweet with a complex malt profile.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
BBottle 33 cl, Berthom. Pours clear ruby mahogany with a huge tanned head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is fruity, malty, toasted, some caramel, bready and sweet. Flavor is malty, spicy and sweet in front, more bready and bitter in middle finishing malty bitter with a nice pungent touch. Crisp, clear, well in balance, excellent quad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
#1386 draught; nose is mellow roasted malt, some oak, gingerbread, sour raisin, later alcohol, feel is watery, carb is medium, taste is heavy alcohol, hazel, decent roasted malt, rotten fruit note

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 28, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with medium light brown head, excellent appearance. Aroma is like a sweet cake, taste is also sweet (fruity) with roasted malts and finishes with alcohol notes. Palate is pretty intense, one enjoys the flavours and the perfect carbonation. This is definetely one the best Quadruppels I’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2012
750 ml bottle. As an aside, I love the label, especially the moon. Pours a clear deep mahogany with a large tan head that remains substantial to the end of the glass and leaves a sudsy coating on the glass with each sip. Pleasant aroma of caramel and dates. The flavor is caramel, malt and dates. Fairly smooth and well-rounded on the palate. Overall, a very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vickey9 (470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color, with a small brown head. Aroma of berries and chocolade. Medium bodied, well carbonized. Brown sugar and bready notes, toffee, bitter chocolate, dry plums and berries on palate. Bitter-sweet and spicy finish. B@H

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdan (260) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
Amber with nice head. Aroma fruits, malt. Taste sweet fruity, dark fruits, candy malt, alcohol. Medium/full body. Finish bitter and lasting alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2012
75cl Bottle @ home. Dark brown coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a huge but diminishing brown head. Slight sweet fruity and malty dence to almost earthy aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is strong malty bitter sweet slightly roasted and full malty alcoholic hinted. Strong flavoured beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours a clear red-brown with a lively tan head. Smells of cereal, creamy coffee, woody. Taste is malt-heavy, sweet, with a dry woody finish common to abbey ales.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Lovely dark colour. Rich, pungent, slightly sweet aroma. Tastes of treacle, demerara sugar and spiced fruit. Leaves a pleasant bitter-sweet aftertaste on the palate. Definitely one to sip slowly; could only drink one in a sitting, but would happily keep a few of these around for when the mood takes me.


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