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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: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13771) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours dark mahogany red/amber with a creamy stable white head. Looks amazing. Nose is sweet port. Dried dark fruit, liquorice, yeast and spices. Smooth, creamy and full texture. Flavor is dried fruit, port, yeast and a bit of alcohol in the back. Quality Quad!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, 11%. Good caramelly aroma, creamy with a distinct alcohol note. Almost clear dark brown colour. Small frothy off-white head. The flavour is sweet and alcoholic. Has a little tobacco and salt. Fruity notes in the finish. Warming alcohol, but not boozy at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13294) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted, phenols, licorice, fruity, apples, sweetness, peppery, light hoppy, bubblegum, rubber, ryebread, light carrot. Tjaa, ok !!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13224) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. It pours an almost clear body, dark ruby in color and with a dense, light beige head. Lots of sugar and dried fruits on the nose, some anise, and a touch of roasted malts. The flavor is dominated by dried fruits, with anise, white sugar, dark sugar and some bitterness. Medium to full body, pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish with dried fruits. Certainly a nice one, but not the typical quadrupel. 121102

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12479) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2011
Bottled 330ml (Tuulensuu, BB 11/2012)
Dark nut brown color, steady beige head. Dark caramel and light coffee. Medium-bodied. Caramelly, alcoholic, Oak, prunes. A bit rough and weak in palate. But kind of enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
(33cl bottle) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of yeast, earth, raisins, coriander, maple, banana, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, yeast, coriander, caramel, and orange.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks peregrinari. Small beige head atop cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry/raisin, caramel, banana, orange, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, prune/cherry, some alcohol, banana, caramel, light orange. Medium-full body, fairly sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11132) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
A beautiful deep ruby red colour with a fine, staying, frothy, off-white head on top. Aroma has prunes, raisins, some mild cherries, caramel malts, vinious, mild oranges, slight coriander and plums. Highish carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is very nice, good caramel base, light biscuit, some coriander. Quite vinious with plums, raisins and a mild roasted note. Very good, even if the alcohol is a bit too apparent.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle at Christian Firtal. Deep ruby with a lasting off-white head. Inviting fruity aroma with plums, dates, raisins and port wine, with an underlying spicy note. Sweetish flavour with equal parts dried fruit, caramel, alcohol heat and spice (anise, licorice, coriander notes). The alcohol is notable and rather hot, but reasonably well integrated

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10834) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, sweet, dark fruits, caramel, hops, bitter and yeast.


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