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

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RATINGS: 839   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MustangMarkF (244) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
750ml Bottle. the aroma is very sweet and alcoholic - my first thought was that it smells like port. Threes raisins, chocolates and caramel in there as well as more fruitiness. It pours a dark brown almost black body with a thick lasting light tan head. Its taste is very similar to the smell with chocolate more to the fore and with burnt toast in there too. It has a bitter sweet finish. Not as sickly sweet as a lot of strong Belgian beers. Didn’t think Id like this one - but I was wrong!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with large beige foamy head, caramel aroma, high carbonation, roasted malt taste, full body, very balanced long finish. The strong alcohol content is very nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1956) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Transparent reish brown pour, thin unstable cloudy head Aroma: Belgian yeast, Esters, red fruit fruit. Taste: Bittersweet with dark fruits, a hint of chocolate and caramelised malts. In the finish it shows some light spices and the alcohol peaks just a bit too much trough. medium body, Oily Texture (less smooth as the heritage version.), medium carbonation,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Reddish brown pour, thin off-white head. Big Belgian yeastiness, some banana. Dried fruit. Taste is big and chewy. Sweet, warming finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dried3d fruits, belgian yeast esters. Taste of dark fruits, toffee, yeast and nuts. Sweet and bitter, not really my bag.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 4, 2014
Potent, overwhelming beer, deep and complex, that has a wide profile combining notes to almonds, cake, milk chocolate, prunes and red wine with some bitterness which is close to spiciness. The overall is robust, well rounded and finished, with a spicy hint in the finish. The cons: the texture could be smoother and not so watery and the red wine notes are too marked. Nothingless, a very good beer, to repeat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and 3 finger thick ivory/tan head. Aroma: Bubblegum, banana, mineral, woody, spiritous, toast/bread. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness, medium sourness. Palate: Light smooth texture, light airy body, prickly carbonation, dry abrupt malty fruity, spicy finish with a slight alcohol warmth. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5986) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle BB 2016. Dark red/brown beer, mostly opaque, sparkling, huge foamy beige head with nice lacing. Smell - sweet dried fruits, red berries and ribena, a touch of alcohol. Body is medium but very foamy. Taste - very sweet malts, sharp alcohol with a dark fruit and coffee vibe. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours reddish brown, dark, very minimal head. Nose is sweet, dark fruits, raisin, booze, maybe chocolate, rich malts, very aromatic. Taste is dark fruits, raisin, dried figs, chewy, a touch of chocolate, caramel malts, candy sugar. A little too boozy for me, but very complex and a good sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Poured into a trappist glass. A sugary malt scent upon pour. Almost no head. Surprisingly smooth and not as heavily bodied as I thought it might be. Slight cherry taste with a bit of chocolate. Warm as it hits the chest. Potent in the alcohol department. Definitely a sipping beer but enjoyable and very tasty.


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