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


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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (359) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a large light brown head that heavily laces the glass and leaves I thick frothy cap. AROMA: dark rich malt, dates, roasty, caramel, prunes, raisin, molasses, dry fruit, brown sugar, spruce, clove, boozy, spices, peppercorn, herbs, yeast esters, woody, candied sugar and herbal hops. TASTE: dark rich malt, slightly sour, creamy, dates, roasty, caramel, raisin, molasses, pine resin, brown sugar, clove, dry fruit, boozy, spices, peppercorn, herbs, yeast esters, woody, leaves, candied sugar and herbal hops. AFTER TASTE: malty, spices, molasses, caramel and herbs with a rich creamy boozy finish with a nice chest warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (421) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
Zeer donker, ondoorzichtig bruin bier met lichtbruine stevige schuimkraag. Fruitig aroma met zoet toets. Smaak: Licht zurige houtige bitterheid die neigt naar portwijn. Mondgevoel is romig en vol. Afdronk is zoetig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonb5 (487) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Very dark, opaque. Large thick tanned head, reasonable retention, left a bit of lacing. S: Prune, grape, molasses. T: Followed the nose, added a touch of sour woody bitterness reminiscent of a red wine, gave the impression of following on from a dubel, hid the booze like it was something to be ashamed of. M: Creamy texture, light feel for the strength. O: First beer in a long time where the first sip has made me sit up and take notice, seriously good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton_w (160) - - DEC 23, 2015
Dark fruit aroma and taste which is one of my favorite just like Gouden Carolus Christmas beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at the brewery on 9/11/15. Big dark brownish tan body. Tons of Deep toffee flavor. Slightly spicy up front, but finishes with a nice dark fruits/dates taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7570) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle quasi scura noce buona schiuma discreta persistenza frutta secca frutta sotto spirito buon maltato lieve banana leggera spezia amaro contenuto ma corpo. Contenuto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1102) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Dark amber, clear, with a nice, fluffy head with good retention. Smells like caramel, dried fruit, prunes, figs, raisins, some brandy, roasted rye, yeast, all that Belgian goodness. The taste follows the same notes, with prunes and raspberries mixed with burnt sugar and alcohol. Surprisingly dry and light-bodied for a quad, and, together with a medium-high amount of carbonation, it goes down easy. Warm and bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2015
DAA; Bottle 33 CL., from Vinmonopolet. Pours huge, dark brown with a frothy, creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, toasted malt, caramel, sweet blood orange, yeast, nutty, light coffee, licorice and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting sweet citrus, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is soft to lively. Mmm..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1322) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Clear deep mahogany, 2 finger light brown creamy / frothy head, some lacing. Mild sweet aroma, fruity, bubblegum, vanilla, raisins, later berries, bread, fruity notes turn more ripe, quite nuanced and lively. Medium to full body, semisweet, mild bitterness, soft carbonation, alcohol evident. Nice, balanced, nuanced, lively. Advent beer 11.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goofy34 (64) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Bière sombre très complexe avec beaucoup d’ arômes,. très forte en alcool: caramel, café, terreux, chocolat. Le goût de levure est lui aussi très présent.

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