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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 563   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Tasty quadrupel. Body of sweet malt of course, with lots of dark fruit and herbs. High on alcohol, but that’s not present in the taste. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caytinator (948) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. 2012 release, aged ~2 years. Pours brown, almost mahogany and translucent. Plenty of carbonation, decent lacing. Aroma improves as it warms, kind of muted when it’s cold. I agree with description regarding palate and tastes...palate is just a bit dry. I messed up and didn’t taste this beer fresh, so it’s hard to compare 2 years old, but it’s great after aging! I really like this brewery, pretty much everything I’ve had from them is awesome.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fall_ep78 (45) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Jeg er desværre ikke videre imponeret. Udseende og aroma lover en quadrupel og procenten lover også godt, men man bliver desværre mødt af en omgang forvirring rent smagsmæssigt. Svage frugt nuancer blandet med en mærkelig citrus, der efterlader én med en træls (!) fornemmelse af opvaskevand.. Og det er ikke videre godt!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (315) - - JUN 9, 2014
Drank with Hugo 9-6-2014. Really liked this beer. Chocolate all over. A bit thick was is nice. Soft, little carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2014
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate and some toffee from the malts, spicy Belgian yeast, hints of dark fruits, some sweetness, hints of nuts/grains, and a very light bitterness. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of everything for a Belgian quad. Smoother texture. Pretty good but not the best of its style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, light fruits, esters, dry toffee, quite sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtjones8 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Very dark. Not as fruity as expected but more spice taste. A little drier than other quads I've tasted but still on sweet side. Overall very good quad. I would buy again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
venom666 (355) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Deep dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, toffee, caramel and some hops. The taste has sweet notes, toast, and dried fruit with a soft alcoholic touch. Bitter finish with dark chocolate hints. Great Quad!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (298) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 1, 2014
You can smell the alcohol with the caramel. The alcohol is a little bit unbalanced at the taste. Strong, full body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Rusty brown with a fluffy beige head. Aroma is raisins, brown sugar, apricot, dates, honey, caramel. Full bodied, sweet and complex on the palate, long finish with a little booze. Flavours are raisins, brown sugar, toffee.


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