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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: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, dark fruit, spicy, raisin, coriander notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20110210]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31859) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is spiced and slight yeasty to phenolic. Sweet fruity, light caramelish malty and mild bitterness. Spiced and malty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Draft. A deep red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of candy sugar, malt, alcohol, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruits, yeast, and some alcohol, leading to a dry fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear reddish amber with a rich and dense beige head leaving quite some lacework. Lots of dark fruits in the nose. Friendly phenols too. Rich body, dark fruits, friendly phenols, brown sugars. Warming alcohol finish. Nice. 251211

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke. Cloudy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of hops, yeast and citrus. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, spices, alcohol and some mild ryebeady notes. Flavour is toffee, caramel, spices, alcohol some slight wooden notes as well as mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2011
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Vinous nose with white pepper and cocoa. Mid sweet with slimmed body and rounded mouthfeel. Very vinous, fruity and rather intensely warming. Caramelly malt foundation with honey and clover. Warming finish with peppery alcohol. Like a fun mix of mead, unwooded chardonnay and chocolate sauce.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish with hints of caramel and dark fruit in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
7th February 2011
On Tap at the Bekeerde Suster, Amsterdam. Clear dark red beer, big cream coloured head. The head tastes of fruity sherbet! Rich complex beer. Dr Pepper and creamy malt kick off. Mild licorice spice. Caramel. A little fruit salad sweets towards the finish. Minerals. Carbonated bite in the finish. A really tasty lip smacking beer, hides the 11.0% really well. Lovely!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle @ Den tatoverede enke. Nice head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, malt, caramel, spices, malt and hops.


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