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


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RATINGS: 856   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.

RaGa's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaGa (2) - Videbaek, - OCT 20, 2012
Lækker øl med virkelig god smag! 75Cl flaske med korkprop. Masser af brus og en gyldenrød farve. Rigtig god øl!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorkogrlo (327) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color with big brownish, full head. Aroma: chocolate, vanilla some apples and dark fruits. Flavor: sweet chocolate, vanilla, dates. Medium-full body. On sweet side. Overall: really nice. Nothing to complain about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sircatis (121) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2016
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Bière brune presque noire avec énorme mousse beige brune. Maltée et fruitée au nez. En bouche elle est maltée, forte et savoureuse. Un petit arrière goût de café. Très bonne dégustation. Très bonne bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
panzerwolf (294) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016
A very full flavored beer. Fruit and coffee, alcohol pushing through some. Creamy, very rich in foam. A challenging beer in some ways, but a pleasant one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with big and foamy tan head. Aroma has yeast and malts. Taste is yeasty with some dried fruits and booze. Full-bodied and mouth warming. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
piwnepodroze (406) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Piwo jest ciemnomiedziane i sprawia wrażenie bardzo gęstego. W zapachu prym wiodą suszone ciemne owoce oraz nuty kojarzące się z brązowym cukrem i orzechami. W tle pozostaje słodowa chlebowość oraz czekolada. Smak uzupełnia poezję aromatu - jest to ciężkie, złożone i słabo wysycone piwo. Rodzynkowo-czekoladowy smak rozgrzewa, a alkohol pozostaje jedynie nutą i nie dominuje odczuć. Za sprawą lekkich drewnianych posmaków skojarzył mi się z koniakiem. Generalnie jest słodkawe i owocowe, i mimo wszystko pijalne jak cholera. No ale umówmy się - to mój ulubiony styl piwa. Można brać w ciemno.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a clear deep brown from the bomber with fluffy white khaki colored head that leaves good lace. Aroma of dark fruity esters, mild spice, burnt sugar, and a hint of booze. Taste is all that with a earthy undertone and the booze less pronounced. Decent, but there are better in Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matzou (16) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2016
On top of my head from last weekend. First quad beer, was a good experience but probably too sweet. Need to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Ooof... this is a big, fat, intense beer. Loads of fruity esters... over ripe banana, bread, cloves... loads of alcohol... incredibly warming, my cheeks are glowing... sweet and rich. A sipper for sure, but delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1199) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 23, 2016
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of toffee, candy, dried fruits and some spices... the taste is caramel and spicy with notes of dried fruits, toffee, milk chocolate, raisin and vanilla... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Fantastic Quadrupel, esters in abundance, creamy mouthfeel, sweetish, but balanced, low carbonation. Perfect.

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