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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: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle@Home. Prune and vanilla aroma. Brown, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, very bitter, herbal, pepper, vanilla, laurel, quite complex. Warming and full. Pretty alcoholic, bitter for a Quad but very balanced. Different from any Belgian Quadruple IMO.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3123) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Deep red-brown colour. Aroma is of sweet, dark fruits and a little port. Very effervescent on the tongue. Texture is thick. General flavour is of strong sweet fruity malts.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2011
bottle from Bierkoning - bedankt. Hazy brownish colour, large head. High carbonation. Caramel, herbs, spices dominate, quite sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1874) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Brown colour with a huge creamy beige head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits. Flavor of dark malts and dark fruits added by dark spices. Full bodied with warming alcohol. Winterwarmer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 Donker bier met dikke kraag. Stevig bier dat vol in de mond ligt en vol van smaak is. Overrijp fruit en port domineren de smaak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
(33cl bottle best by Dec 13 thanks to bu11zeye) clear ruby with thick creamy tan head. Nose of cocoa, dark fruits, not overly sweet, smooth. Taste of alcohol, bite, cocoa, cherry, smooth, other fruits, nice linger, spicy yeast kick, quite drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
33 cl bottle. Dark brown body with an offwhite head that sticks to the glass. Caramel, chocolate and coffee in the nose. The taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate and flavor of coffee in it. There’s a slight bitterness on the background. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
2011 - 09 - 30 330 ml, 11.2 FL OZ. bottle. amber brown colour. medium creme head.dark fruits and herbs in aroma. light sweet, light bitter, complex taste. good beer !!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle - hazy purple - clingy, thick lace for something so strong - nose of plum, fig, treacle, vinous notes, doughy yeast - quite a creamy body for the strength - sweet treacle/pudding up front, followed by fairly complex notes of plum, raisin, chocolate - dries out a bit through the middle, bringing notes of spices and dried flowers - finish of fruit skins, spice and an almost barleywine-ish maltiness - nicely balanced and quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kronebryg (1054) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
Fine brown large head deep black. nice warm nose with filter coffee, chocolate and a bit orange, fullbody and fine length, quite soft and lingering around the mouth. taste is lightly bitter chocolate, caramel and a light mix of fruits like apricot, peach. Really pleasant.


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