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

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common

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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (2430) - 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 (7780) - 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 (1059) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClaudeB04 (266) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 4, 2016
dark brown beer Strong malty sweetness , caramel, alcohol, woody dried fruits. Delicious can’t wait to get more of it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (306) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a large light brown head that heavily laces the glass and leaves I thick frothy cap. AROMA: dark rich malt, dates, roasty, caramel, prunes, raisin, molasses, dry fruit, brown sugar, spruce, clove, boozy, spices, peppercorn, herbs, yeast esters, woody, candied sugar and herbal hops. TASTE: dark rich malt, slightly sour, creamy, dates, roasty, caramel, raisin, molasses, pine resin, brown sugar, clove, dry fruit, boozy, spices, peppercorn, herbs, yeast esters, woody, leaves, candied sugar and herbal hops. AFTER TASTE: malty, spices, molasses, caramel and herbs with a rich creamy boozy finish with a nice chest warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (362) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
Zeer donker, ondoorzichtig bruin bier met lichtbruine stevige schuimkraag. Fruitig aroma met zoet toets. Smaak: Licht zurige houtige bitterheid die neigt naar portwijn. Mondgevoel is romig en vol. Afdronk is zoetig.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonb5 (467) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Very dark, opaque. Large thick tanned head, reasonable retention, left a bit of lacing. S: Prune, grape, molasses. T: Followed the nose, added a touch of sour woody bitterness reminiscent of a red wine, gave the impression of following on from a dubel, hid the booze like it was something to be ashamed of. M: Creamy texture, light feel for the strength. O: First beer in a long time where the first sip has made me sit up and take notice, seriously good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton_w (78) - - DEC 23, 2015
Dark fruit aroma and taste which is one of my favorite just like Gouden Carolus Christmas beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (632) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at the brewery on 9/11/15. Big dark brownish tan body. Tons of Deep toffee flavor. Slightly spicy up front, but finishes with a nice dark fruits/dates taste.


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