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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
avw1982 (88) - Giessenburg, - NOV 4, 2012
33cl bottle @ home. Wow what a great beer. Darker than a normal quad. Great taste.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (700) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12oz bottle at Woodruff's. Pours a dark brown color with a lot of frothy head. Mildly sweet and lots of caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (220) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 18, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper, $11.99 Another powerful pop when I removed the cage and cork. No spillage. Lots of foam so I’m waiting for that to settle down. Okay, it has a deep brown kind of mahogany colour to it, looks to be clear. The foam is off white bordering on tan. I see nice lacing. I smell some sweet goodness. Caramel malt that fades into a port like nose that also has some fruity aromas going on. That’s not all; I get some notes of chocolate and some cherries. Some alcohol as well but it’s pretty well masked. The taste is less sweet than I would have guessed. A port like flavour greets me at the door followed by toffee, figs, some cherries that add a mere hint of tartness. I also get more than a hint of the abv...lots of warming ensues. I wish more of the Port stood out but this is certainly tasty enough without that happening. Despite the big pop on opening and the great looking foam I see after every pour, I’d call the carbonation on the near delicate side. This is a beer and brewery that I’ve never even heard about, probably saw it on the shelves in FT Collins but never noticed, but I really like this one a lot. It has a comforting feel to it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (155) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, bb 11-2015. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: brown sugar, boozy, dark fruits. Taste: chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, espresso, hint of mint, cinnamon, pepper. Sweet, some bitterness in the finish. Creamy, medium to full body, well carbonated. Sweet and bitter boozy (brown rum?) finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (66) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Dark brown beer with a litle head. Strong beer, fruity smels. Taste like fruit and some strong alcohol. A good strong beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (448) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep brown. Aroma is candied malt. Taste is dark fruits, BOOZE, malty yeastiness, strong sweetness. Finish is almost sickly with some bitterness on the tail end. Like a less complex Rochefort.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronisa73 (8) - drammen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Flott skum, fyldig smak, morsom řl som man ikke drikker mange av. Smakte denne i Cornwall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (158) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Vörösesbarna színe és krémszerű, rövid életű habja van, mely egy pár milliméter vastagságú gyűrű formájában mindvégig megmarad a pohár falán. Telt és gazdag illatok tömkelegét fedezhetjük fel benne, aszalt gyümölcsök, szilva, narancs képei sejlenek fel, édeskés, süteményes fűszerek aromái áradnak belőle. Kellőképpen sokszínű ízvilágának alapvető jellemzője a likőrös, de ésszerű keretek között megmaradó, elegánsan édeskés, marcipános jelleg az alkohol hangsúlyos és melengető jelenlétével.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1332) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours dark dark brown with low off white head Aromas of belgo yeast, mud, molasses, Taste is peppery, has notes of belgo yeast, spices

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1872) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours deep brown to black with medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, figs, rye bread, spices. Taste is very spicy and peppery, sweet with dark fruit in the finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1271) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, roasted malts, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, raisins, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation.


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