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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: 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle quasi scura noce buona schiuma discreta persistenza frutta secca frutta sotto spirito buon maltato lieve banana leggera spezia amaro contenuto ma corpo. Contenuto

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (436) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Dark amber, clear, with a nice, fluffy head with good retention. Smells like caramel, dried fruit, prunes, figs, raisins, some brandy, roasted rye, yeast, all that Belgian goodness. The taste follows the same notes, with prunes and raspberries mixed with burnt sugar and alcohol. Surprisingly dry and light-bodied for a quad, and, together with a medium-high amount of carbonation, it goes down easy. Warm and bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1255) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33 CL., from Vinmonopolet. Pours huge, dark brown with a frothy, creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, toasted malt, caramel, sweet blood orange, yeast, nutty, light coffee, licorice and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting sweet citrus, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is soft to lively. Mmm..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1230) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Clear deep mahogany, 2 finger light brown creamy / frothy head, some lacing. Mild sweet aroma, fruity, bubblegum, vanilla, raisins, later berries, bread, fruity notes turn more ripe, quite nuanced and lively. Medium to full body, semisweet, mild bitterness, soft carbonation, alcohol evident. Nice, balanced, nuanced, lively. Advent beer 11.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goofy34 (22) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Bière sombre très complexe avec beaucoup d’ arômes,. très forte en alcool: caramel, café, terreux, chocolat. Le goût de levure est lui aussi très présent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (160) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours deep copper with off white lacing. Nose is brown sugar, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Flavor profile is similar and sharply carbonated with a lot of sweetness and darkness on the backside. warm but not boozy. long fairly sweet finish. very good quadruple.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elbernays (1051) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours Chestnut brown with reddish hue. Foam tan head. Dark berry, bread, light spice, cherry, chocolate notes, plum, wood and earthy notes, raisins. Flavour is a creamy sweet raisin, chocolate hints, cherry finish. Quite sweet warmth at end. Low to medium carbonation. Medium body and abv strength is well managed. Overall an excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UjoKlobasa (239) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2015
On tap. Black with a bit of red color, tan head. Very heavy, intensive sweet, caramel taste. Aroma of cherries, cognac, bread. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nybol (504) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
Stor smag og en dyb smag af noget meget mørkt, næsten brændt karamel. Der er også undertoner af blommer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3052) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Draft at Yardhouse in Seattle. This is a Belgian Quad on tap. Strong - alcohol present, sweet Belgian malts. Lots of dark fruit flavors - prunes, plums. The 3ozs in draft is best. In bottle sitting on a self wild make it better. Its exactly what its supposed to be... and I like it... but I would like it more mellowed in a bottle.


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