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

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RATINGS: 525   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
March 13, 2013 - bottle from Randalls. Dark brown pour with big head that lasted and lacing. Aroma was dark fruit, yeast, spice and sweet malt. Wow super sweet sugary start, then gets spicy, moves into the dark fruit and finishes with some dry alcohol. This is not subtle, the flavors are in your face.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (1800) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
33 cl. bottle poured in to a trappist glass. Jet black with a fluffy tan head. Sweet aroma with malts, caramel, dark chocolate, plums, spices and herbal hops. Taste is sweet. Full body, surprisingly carbonated for the abv., not unpleasant. Finishes long lasting with caramel malts, chocolate, licorice, port dark dried fruits and a hint of alcohol. Good quadrupel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle. Brown red with a nice off-white head. Aroma of Candy and spice. Flavour has brown sugar, plums and spices. The alcohol is rampant. Sets your chest cavity alight. Very nice though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
#1386 draught; nose is mellow roasted malt, some oak, gingerbread, sour raisin, later alcohol, feel is watery, carb is medium, taste is heavy alcohol, hazel, decent roasted malt, rotten fruit note

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown (like Coke), with a large, tan head. Aroma is toffee, fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, malt, dark fruit, and a little alcohol. A pleasant surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1691) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from the National Brewery Centre, Burton. Dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts and alcohol. Medium bodied and chewy. A very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1667) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
330 ml bottle at Brug Beertje. POurs a garnet red/brown with head that lasts. Aromas of malt and caramel. Malt flavor with candy. Sweet. Warm but nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle @Bruges. Dark brown coloured beer with high carbonation and a huge but diminishing tan head. Slight sweet dark fruit aroma, hints of burned sugar and alcohol. Medium body with a sweet malt, slightly roasted flavor. Finish is quite sweety dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1643) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, nuts and plum. Bittersweet finish with ripe fruits and citrus. Excellent quadruppel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, burned malts, little anise. TASTE: lots of alcohol, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, burned malts, molasses. Very decent beer!


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