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

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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5468) - The Hague, - NOV 18, 2012
Draft at Huppel. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, burnt sugar, dark fruit, licorice and raisins. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (151) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruit, Turkish delight, and a sort of floweriness (perhaps rose). Taste is similar. Alcohol is extremely well masked.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3942) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
330ml bottle [kindly donated by bartlebier, thank you very much!]. Coffee brown colour with average, frothy, rock solid, fully lasting, off-white head. Dark fruity aroma, notes of dried dark fruit and their parings as well, minimally spicy, yeasty overtones. Taste belongs to the same genre, more intense, multifaceted and complex, with additional moderately sweet chocolate notes, oscillating between raisin, plum, blue grapes etc. Oily texture, slightly sticky palate. Pure pleasure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1234) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
330mL bottle BB 26-11-2016 Lively deep brown body, holds a nice creamy beige head, leaving clumpy lace. Rich sugary aroma; treacley, molasses, dates & prunes. rum & raisin, some earthy phenolics. Thick, viscous body, lifted creamy carbonation, serious length, smooth warming finish. Particularly earthy on the body. There’s notes of dark brown/cooked sugars, but not particularly sweet, quite savoury, a slight bit tannic & dry with dark fruits & wood spice. Booze is not shy. Tasty stuff, just a touch rough around the edges.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pacool (39) - - OCT 21, 2014
Intensywne w smaku oraz barwie. Piwo o niezwykłym charakterze który umiejętnie maskuje prawdziwą moc (11%).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (715) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 19, 2014
Dark sided quad.Intense malt background, quite intense roast character, dried fruits, lovely candy, toffee, licorice, decent hop presence. Feels quite vinous with dry finish. Mostly sweet with decent bitterness. Lovely and highly enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Well, once again- quad is not my style of choice. Typical dark quad. not bad, but could be more intense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2125) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [161014]
Black with dark brown edges, big frothy tan head, good lacing
Aroma of dark fruits, touch of rum, soft sherry, interesting floral note, slight alcohol, complex
Taste of dark malts, some dark fruits, bit spicy, unusual perfume ester notes, getting some dark chocolate, dab of treacle, complex
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, smooth. Sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft sweet smooth dark malt finish
Overall - Alcohol really well hidden. Complex. Some interesting notes in this quad - different to others I’ve tried. Very good. Great to see this in the local supermarket.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petetemp1 (7) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Very dark, hazy brown. Thin head and sticky lacing. Aroma- liquorice, dandelion & burdock, sweetness. Taste reflects aroma. Thinner mouthfeel than expected and hides abv well. Classy brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Trappist chalice. A: Pours a nice deep brown color forming a huge creamy fluffy tan head. Very good retention and many lacings left. A nice creamy layer remains forever S: Very malty and yeasty with notes of alcohol. Dark fruits like plums and raisins. Caramel and candy sugar. Classic Belgian yeasts T: Follows the nose. A classic Belgian Quad, very creamy and molasses. Very bready too. Strong notes of caramel, caramel malts, dark fruits and Belgian yeasts. End is quite bitter with notes of flowery hope. Balanced bittersweet combination M: Heavy creamy molasses body with good carbonation. Bittersweet Belgian style aftertaste O: Great Quad. Excellent beer. Recommend [ BA Review @ 10/7/2012 ]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2203) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
Strong dark ale since 2010, also bottled in 75 cl bottles. Thick yellowish head, warm dark brown red colour. Complex aroma of bitter chocolate, gin, cream, blackcurrant, coffee, honey, liquorice. Soft, mellow, thick palate with soft fruitiness and pleasant yeasty spiciness on a full, creamy caramelly and chocolatey background, finishing in a roasted bitterness, herbal hops and warming, but not disturbing alcohol. Not sure if this is a quadrupel: to me, the roasted bitterness is just a bit too present not to be called a Scotch. But regardless of that, this is a very enjoyable winter warmer.


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