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

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RATINGS: 849   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2839) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2836) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with only a thin wispy head, which doesn’t seem right. Maybe a bad seal or it got shorted on the yeast? Fantastic caramel and plum aroma hits even before lifting the glass. Taste is similar with hints of roasted coffee. Feels a bit flat. Will definitely need to sample another bottle.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Brown body, bit grey and white head. Aroma raisins sweet chocolate and cola malt. Alcohol and port wine like flavours. Fruits and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2834) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2778) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - NOV 22, 2014
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown-red color with beige head. Aroma is caramel malty, bready, fruity, dark fruits, light spicy and light yeasty. Taste is sweet and light biter, caramel dark fruits and spicy. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2748) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2014
Dark brow, almost black with small, lasting offwhite head. Sweetish aroma, raisins and alcohol. Mothfeel is creamy, malt and caramel. Not too sweet, moderately boozy. Dry but sticky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Tief dunkelmalziger, süßer Duft, Pflaume, Kaffee, Feige, sacht alkoholisch. Antrunk sehr vielschichtig, süßmalzig. Mitte Schokolade, Toffee, alkoholisch wärmend. Abgang schwer malzig, süß ausgeglichen, Früchte, prickelnd. Sehr, sehr gut.


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