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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 553   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10886) - 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 (11450) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5402) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2011
33cl, as Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, new brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy and heavy, yet balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2011
33cl bottle at lemmys, leiden. Dark beer.decent white head. Interesting aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Sweet and roasty aroma. Deep brown in color with off-white head. Full bodied, roasty sweet with some alcohol tones. Notes: On tap at Zythos ’11

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Had this at Carmargue, Berchem, Antwerp, Belgiew 19-03-11. Glowing rich red ruby coloured beer with superb clarity, looks great. Alcohol sits very heavy in the mouth and there is a bittreness the persists throughout. Not sure whether this is a bit raw /young but it doesn’t work well for me, in fact the bitterness is quite harsh and quite medicinal at times, not really my thing couldn’t even finish it. A6 A5 T4 P3 Ov10 2.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2011
33cl bottle
Cloudy black color with a bubble head.
Aroma of fruity esters, bread and hops. The flavor starts with a cloying caramel syrup sweetness followed by liquorice and a hopbitter finish.
A little bit too sweet for my taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 12, 2011
Black, thick body and small tan head. Cream, strawberries, flour. Bit too sweet for the amount (lack) of flavour. When warmer some cherries and more stickyness are revealed. Just okay. (On tap at Lemmy’s)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours dark mahogany red/amber with a creamy stable white head. Looks amazing. Nose is sweet port. Dried dark fruit, liquorice, yeast and spices. Smooth, creamy and full texture. Flavor is dried fruit, port, yeast and a bit of alcohol in the back. Quality Quad!


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