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


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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 33cl, BB 11/2015. - Pours an unctuous dark brown/purple with solid off-white head. Aroma is is an aromatic and port-like syrup of sweet dark fruits. Taste is immensely layered as you would expect of a quadruple, ranging from intital malt and dark fruit sweetness with heavy alcohol to coffee roast dryness and pronounced hop spice shifting to take centre stage as it warms. Strange effervescence for a beer this heavy. Depending on your drinking needs of the evening, you could dub this mix willfully complex or dramatically confused. What remains is a unique and artfully crafted mahogani master of a quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The arroma of caramel with roasted malts and sweet. The taste of caramel, spices. Sweet with bitter and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is burny, some bitter with sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2813) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
0,33 l bottle Rubinrot, leicht trüb, beiger Schaum. Sehr aromatisch und komplex. Großartiges Bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2800) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Poured from bottle, pours a burnt amber with a red hue in the light and a thin head, the aroma is of candy sugar with dark fruit and plum, the flavor is of dark fruit on the front end with a little bit of alcohol burn in the finish, nothing out of this world but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2782) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at Belgisch Bierproeflokaal De Zotte, september 25th 2014. Dark brown body with a big tanned head. Dark fruity aroma with cocoa, caramel, mild yeast notes. Taste is lightly sweet, toffee, cherries, banana, pepper, mild alcohol notes. Strong fruity and caramel finish. A nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a deep umber dark mahogany color with a big frothy eggshell foam. On the nose there is a big dose of cola, caramel and a touch of boozy figs. The palate is rich chewy and full of balanced flavors that match the nose nicely. Solid quad !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2758) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2014
330ml bottle from 1420, León.
In short: a boozy belgian quad.
Pours hazy dark copper-amber with frothy tan head, good head retention, some lacing. Roasty, liquor, caramel, nuts aromas. Medium body, viscous texture, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, liquor notes, caramel, roasted flavours, spicy, all among a nice alcoholic load. Despite this is quite well balanced. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma contains caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is malty with some spices and boozy notes. Tons of nutiness. Overall a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2709) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Flaska från SB. Ca 1 år gammal. Mahognyfärgad, klar vätska med högt, tjockt och bestående skum. Snyggt. Alkoholburna dofter av torkad frukt, söt tobak, belgisk jäst. Kraftig smak med värmande alkohol, söt, marsipan, torkad frukt, sherry, madeira, tobak, fuktigt trä, rejäl efterbeska. Riktigt trevlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at a BOSS meeting. Pours amber with a very creamy persistent off white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, some dark fruits, malty. Flavor follows. Alcohol was noticeable. Thin bodied. Very nice beer.

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