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

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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3238) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
This is a tasty and sneaky quad. Aroma was very nice. Strong Belgian yeast with a heavy dark fruit note. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with thick puffy 2 finger tan head. Taste was delicious. Strong on the dark fruit. Fig and plum with a heavy mouth feel. As it warmed a strong brown sugar flavor came out and dominated. There was also hints of toffee and that unmistakable Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. Could barely detect alcohol in this beer and was surprised to see it was 11%. Medium carbonation round it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a dense tan head. Rich malty nose with caramel, belgian yeast, raisins, and fruity esters. Flavor was very sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, raisins, and had a touch of toffee. A decent quad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
Fruity sweet aroma, bready malts. Beautiful dark reddish brown body with foamy off-white head. Sweet malty taste, a touch of bitterness. Abv well masked. Very good quadrupel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3180) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
heavy on the flavor, but has a strong alcohol aroma that is way too strong. some other flavors of cola, nuts, and a touch of eucalyptus. thin palate but consistent. a strong bite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3089) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
At Get real NY. The aroma is a nice combination of fruit and bread. The appearance is deeep brown, light tan head. The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma. Fruity and bready to be sure, but a taste of meetal as well. The finish was actually a little dry, and the booze is felt. Medium/thick in body. This beer is all over the map. Solid aroma, ok in taste, decent body, weird finish. Good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Opaque dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (mostly fruit), medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark fruit (mostly fig) and hints of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3080) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3070) - 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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