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


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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4811) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle.Muddy brown colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits and roasted caramel,nice vinous with flavor of prune and toffee caramel,nice warming mouth feels and smooth sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werthergoethe (148) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 9, 2015
Очень крепкий, но крепост& не чувству& Сладков& привкус.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
750 ml corked bottle, best before October 2016. Apperance is muddy brown, witha thick layer of creamy head that is built to last. Aroma is nutmeg, rasins, brown sugar, and sweet bread. Taste is a light bitterness up front, followed by nutmeg, clove, caramel, and rasin, finishes with some malty biscuit sweetnees and a touch of bitterness. Velvety mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, very little hint of booze. Overall, this a nicely balanced and complex quad, a very nice sipper on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
A well aged (2011) bottle thanks to MrH! pours clear reddish chestnut, medium fizzy beige head that mostly dissipates but leaves nice residual and lacing. Aroma is sherry, dried fruits, toffee, grape. Flavor is vinous, grapes, sherry, figs, dates, some spice. Light plus sweet, light bitter. Medium body, fairly high carbonation. Interesting how this has developed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
serialver (25) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Lovely great and worth a go Try it now. Super if you like trappiste innit bro????????

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (149) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, roasted notes, caramel, a little bit of alcohol, grape peel, a pinch of hop, black-currant. Taste is sweet with light to medium bitterness. Rich aftertaste with a black currant, cocoa, dill seeds, ethers, hops, spicy liqueur, liquorice. Overall this is a very pleasant rich and complex quad. Well balanced alcohol, sweeteness and bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Wow. Straddles barleywine and stout with Belgian fundamentals. This beer is just really, really good. From 75cl into signature glass (which is beautiful). Deep, deep brown (almost appears black) with big head. Aroma is deep, rich, malty, enticing. Flavor is rich, velvety. Doesn’t hurt that it brings back great memories of Brugge, one of my favorite cities in Belgium, and even Europe. This is top 20, maybe top 10 material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DominicGS (9) - Zonhoven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Donker zwaar bier. Beperkt aroma. Schuim houdt slechts beperkt. Volle smaak. Zwaar alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Rudi’s Beerhouse, Chania Greece. Color is dark red, clear, with a beige head. Aromas of caramel and honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, dried fruits, honey, raisins, some chocolate as the beer warms up. Intense aftertaste, sweet and long. Full body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Dark brown pour with a lazing beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, plethora of dark dried fruits, slight licorice, nice spices in there, very nice.

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