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

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2011
Deep dark brown brew with a big creamy pale brown head on its top. Intensive tart, dried fruity (raisins, plums) nose and aroma escorted by chocolate, hops and some alcohol in the background. It finishes warming and tart with citrusses, peppery alcohol, dark chocolate and spices, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind. Easy drinkable, delicious one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1533) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Ulkonäöltään olut on tumman ruskea ja punertava. Paksua, hieman ruskehtavaa vaahtoa muodostuu runsaasti.Tuoksussa on karamellia ja tummia hedelmiä. Hieman turhan makea olut. Maussa myös karamellia, rusinoita ja hedelmäisyyttä. Suutuntumaltaan melko runsas ja keskihapokas.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argento (155) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
flot flot řl.... rigtig mćngde af malt, dejlig frugtagtig smag...... kan drikkes nu...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2011
I’ve been sitting on this one since my pre-RB days. Okay, that’s not so long. Looks incredible - Deep tar pit brown with a big tan head that has no business on a beer this strong. So much lace I can barely read the Chimay logo on the opposite side of the chalice. Smells like old currants, dates and sweet baking spices. Yeasty bittersweet malt flavor that is only a letdown relative to the aroma. Very thick texture but smooth and easy drinking. Finish that dries out slowly. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours a pleasant caramel brown, a bit hazy. Beige/tan one-finger head. Nose of caramel, stewed fruits, some earth, Belgian sugars and yeast. Solid, if a little boozy. Better warmer and even with some oxidation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Corked and caged 75cl bottle pours out a nice deep mahogany with short lived tan head. Boozy head initially greets the nose followed by prunes, raisins, some caramel and spicy yeasty notes. The taste enters pretty smooth yet on the thin side offering up prunes, raisins and a thin ring of dates covered with caramel. The finish has mild notes of pure booze coming to the surface to close out the experience a bit on the rough side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1341) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Shared a bottle for Thanksgiving. Really smooth sweet quad with no head or lacing but dangerous in that the alcohol level is hardly noted. plenty of dried fruits and wine notes/

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2011
Thanks Armando 629! Sötét mahagóni színe van, aminek a belseje szépen, vörösesen ragyog a ha fény elé tartjuk. Világosbarna, vékony és krémes habja van, ami egy vékony lepedőt végig hagy a sörünk tetején. Illata intenzíven gyógynövényes, erősen fűszeres, meggy likőrös, aszalt gyümölcsös, pörkölt malátás és kakaós. Ízében is kaotikusan váltogatják magukat ezek az aromák, sok fűszerrel, finom alkoholos meggyel, illatos gyógynövényekkel, fekete csokival és édes, pácolt pipadohánnyal. Minden egyes korty tartogat valami újabb meglepetést! Sűrű teste van és közepesen buborékos és a magas alkoholtartalmat is végig érezni benne. Utóíze igen gyógyfüves, likőrös és kissé száraz, igen hosszan tart. Fantasztikus esti itóka, jó könyv vagy egy kis álmodozás mellé. A fajta szerelmeseinek kötelező darab!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 19, 2011
0,33 l bottle, bought in Amsterdam.
Clear mahagony colored ale with a medium creamy tan head that melts down to a fine lacing one. Intensive herbal aroma with fruity alcohol, cherries, raisins, liqueric, herbs like thyme, cocoa and cinnamon, nutmeg. Oh my god, complex aroma - what about the flavor? Medium, easier bodied than expected. Herbal character with a caramel-toasted cocoa some coffee in the background, spicies. Integrated chaos in the flavor. Cherries and tobacco, earth and herbs, thyme again with some candy sugar. Herbal aftertaste. Very complex, fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty, earthy, and fruity aroma with clear notes of alcohol. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness. Sub par quad.


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