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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 563   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, spices, alcohol and some mild ryebeady notes. Flavour is toffee, caramel, spices, alcohol some slight wooden notes as well as mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
330ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere

BBE 12/2013 Pours reddish brown with a medium foamy head. Aroma has notes of raisiny malts, apricose and fruits. Slightly stingy and strongly fruity taste with notes of apricose, fruits and alcohol. Smooth finish. Quite well balanced, okay quadrupel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 15, 2011
Dark red brown with a nice smoothy beige head.Sweet,spicy,brown sugar.raisins,dry plum,cinnamon,pepper.vanilla,roasted bread,bitter chocolate,light coffee.Long lasting sweet alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (2902) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
09-JUL-2011, bottle @Ulkløbben Summerparty. Red/brown with huge lasting beige head. Bitter, herbal, yeasty. Not pleasant - too bitter, too herbal. High carbonation, again too much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2175) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap @ Get Real NY Belgian Fest. This was downstairs kinda by itself but real glad I found it. Smells great of port wine and dark fruits. tastes of sweet yet burnt sugar, cherries, plums, and other dark fruits, caramel, wood, nuts, and finishes boozy. Remind myself to grab this beer again come winter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1171) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
Pours redish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is ripe fruits with a striking plum character along with raisin, dates, candy, caramel malts, spice, yeast and blackcurrant. Taste is caramel, dark ripe fruits, spice, warming alcohol, candy, solid malty base, notes of hops and liquorice leading to a vinous end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2011
Draught @ OBM’11: Beige tan head on top of a darker colored beer. Smell flowers, sweets, malts, liquorice, some candy and barleys. Taste is a full mix of liquorice, spices, barleys, toasted malts, more bitter than sweet, herbs, hint of fruits and sweets, bit sticky. Low carbo, soft (light creamy) mouthfeel, full body and a sticky texture. Lovely beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours ebony with a fluffry offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark chocolate, plums, light spices. Taste is malt, sweet caramel, hints of chocolate, licorice, port, dark dried fruit. Full body, rather high carbonation, some alchohol in the finish. Good without been outstanding. 030711

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1398) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
(Bottled) Drinking 11% Quadrupel beer at 1.45 in the afternoon is one of the perks of entrepreneurialism ; this is actually pretty swillable , with the booze being cool and satisfying. A rich caramel palate ,lots of complex tart fruit esters, both cherry and plum..brown candy sugar covered in silky butteriness. Some floral hops lurk under the dark flavours...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a large foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet sugar, cherry, plum and caramel. The flavor was sugar, ripe dark fruits, caramel and touches of wood, herbs, fig and nut. A bit boozy. The finish was long, sugary, fruity and had a lingering booziness. Fairly full bodied. Nice.


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