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

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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicolas_M (84) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
This beer has aroma close to fresh rust on iron. Even more, the aftertaste is what a would consider the taste of iron, mixed with alcohol. Not a bad beer at all, but a glass is enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (285) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Roasted malt aroma. Strong alcohol taste. A bit sweet. Somewhat soapy. Creamy in the mouth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (201) - - JAN 3, 2015
Bière crémeuse. Le goût de l’alcool est prédominant. L’arrière goût s’estompe assez vite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3937) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dried fruit, caramel and malts on the nose. Similar taste. Sweet but light body. A bit boozy. The flavours haven’t quite come together. Probably needs some time in the cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (841) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con espuma beige densa y duradera. Aromas de malta, caramelo, saudí, anís. Cuerpo denso y sedoso con inicio de dulzor intenso de caramelo, anís y sauco y final moderadamente seco.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1076) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à Fresse un soir de neige au coin du feu; couleur brune/rubis, pas de mousse ni d’effervescence, gros nez pruneau et caramel en bouche attaque caramel et caramel au lat continuité sur le malt juste rôti et fin de bouche intense sur le grillé un délice d’équilibre.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rarbring (1779) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of sherry, dried banana, chocolate, vanilla and oak.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting caramel, sherry, chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: A very good beer. Balance and fortitude.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-12-25.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1905) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel, sugar syrup, citrus fruits, spices. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify slowly, toffee, caramel, ripe, sweet fruits, lively carbonation. Overall: excellent Quadrupel, not too overpowering in terms of sweetness. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pedo (13) - - DEC 21, 2014
Longlasting smoked taste, some fruits as well. High amount of alcohol noticable in the taste. Nice colour. Aroma not very noticable when cold. A very fine quadrupel, probably best in the winter

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle fem one of the grocery in Brussels. Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, is an intense beer, dark in colour and full in taste. Of course not as good as Rochefort 10 or La Trappe Quadrupel but still good actually.


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