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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: 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 140511. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavor with more alcohol and caramel

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pours cola brown with big light tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and bread dough. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some raisins, dough and candy sugar. Taste is good initially but ends with a weird aftertaste, kind of medicinal. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish with hints of caramel and dark fruit in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (686) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 30, 2011
Dark red beer with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Great fruity flavour, plum, berries and chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dabeerguy (17) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2011
Very dark beer with a lively light colored head when poured from the 11.2 bottle. Aroma of sweet fresh fruits like cherry and plum, malt, caramel & slight chocolate / coffe. Taste is huge full of caramel, fresh bread, currents, figs, cocoa, coffe and reasted malt. Finished with a long lasting almost smokey sweetness. Would pair well with spicy dishes and cant wait to braise lamb in it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Murky dark brown pour with a tall, lively beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate notes, soft, dusty yeast, powdered cocoa, and spice. Taste is big caramel, dark fruit, cocoa, spice, ripe figs, Belgian yeast, soft flowery notes and alcohol. Body is medium-full with a moderate carbonation and a faint warmth. Ends with more big caramel and dark fruit notes, chewy malt, spice, cake, and yeast notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Deep chocolate brown, clear at the edges with a lacy topping. Nose is brown sugar, cola, raisin and cinnamon stick. Medium light with scratchy, slightly foamy carb; getting sticky. Taste is raisin, burnt sugar, carrot juice and nutmeg. Banana as it warms. Decent rendition of a tough style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11123) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, sweet, dark fruits, caramel, hops, bitter and yeast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
peermac (58) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Ser flott ut når den kommer i glasset. Deilige smaker. Tydelig belgisk preg, masse sødme og alkohol. Fint balansert, deilig ettersmak.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks peregrinari. Small beige head atop cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry/raisin, caramel, banana, orange, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, prune/cherry, some alcohol, banana, caramel, light orange. Medium-full body, fairly sticky.


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