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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: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (987) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2011
Tap @ De Beurs, Meppel. Ruby red to brown colour, small creamy head. Aroma has nuts, roasted malts, caramel and some chocolate. Full bodied, warming, long lasting finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, dark fruit, spicy, raisin, coriander notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20110210]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
7th February 2011
On Tap at the Bekeerde Suster, Amsterdam. Clear dark red beer, big cream coloured head. The head tastes of fruity sherbet! Rich complex beer. Dr Pepper and creamy malt kick off. Mild licorice spice. Caramel. A little fruit salad sweets towards the finish. Minerals. Carbonated bite in the finish. A really tasty lip smacking beer, hides the 11.0% really well. Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10421) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Red-amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy powerfull yeasty aroma. Great plumb nótes. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice powerfull fruity notes. Long great finish. Creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle @ Den tatoverede enke. Nice head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, malt, caramel, spices, malt and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke. Cloudy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of hops, yeast and citrus. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is spiced and slight yeasty to phenolic. Sweet fruity, light caramelish malty and mild bitterness. Spiced and malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
head: white
colour: dark brown/yellow
smell: alcohol, candy, almunds, raisins
taste: malty/bitter start, caramelised pineapple, oranges, semi-dry, yeasty, grassy aftertaste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (23) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2010
A FULL BODIED QUADRUPPEL THE COLOR IS VERY DARK THE TASTE BEGINS SWEET AND ENDS WITH A LITTLE BIT BITTERNESS 11 ° VOL

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2010
Tap, 25 cl @ Brugs Bierfestival. Dark brown beer with a medium creamy beige head, perfectly tapped (!), nice lacing. Aroma is quite similar to the Straffe Hendrik Tripel: malty, with some hops and sweetness included, dark fruits are extra to the Quadrupel. The taste at first sight also: strong malty taste, light sweet beer, grassy finish of hops. But the further you drink, the more comes to the foreground: instead of malts you discover these are roasted malts, a caramel taste on the background, dark fruits are also coming to the foreground. The Quadrupel has the same specific taste as the Tripel (or you are fan who likes this taste or you aren’t), but has so much more to serve you. Excellent choice, this quadrupel! (btw: excellent beer for my 300th rating!)


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