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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 803   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Bottled 33cl. Tall head. Demerara and banana are most present in the nose. Sweet. Residual sugars in the finish which is reminiscent of caramel, earthy hops and raisins. Mediocre.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2815) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2802) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle bought at Noel Cuveliers, Poperinge, Belgium. A dark brown/red coloured pour with a healthy off white head on top. Dark fruit, caramel aroma. Tastes of caramel initially, dark fruit, sweet, yeasty, malty, spice, boozy, bit syrupy and hard to finish though..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2765) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2758) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Shared with wim at bierfestival merksplas 2014. Brown colored beer with small brownish head and no carbonation. Roasted fruited aroma. Finish is creamed coffee roasted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2714) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [161014]
Black with dark brown edges, big frothy tan head, good lacing
Aroma of dark fruits, touch of rum, soft sherry, interesting floral note, slight alcohol, complex
Taste of dark malts, some dark fruits, bit spicy, unusual perfume ester notes, getting some dark chocolate, dab of treacle, complex
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, smooth. Sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, soft sweet smooth dark malt finish
Overall - Alcohol really well hidden. Complex. Some interesting notes in this quad - different to others I’ve tried. Very good. Great to see this in the local supermarket.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2713) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Boozy aromas of raisins, chocolate and sweet spice. Rich flavours of licorice, toffee, chocolate and sweet spice. Quite a throat warmer. Good, long roasty finish. Nice.

3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2696) - 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.


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