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

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RATINGS: 800   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at De Halve Maan brewery, Bruges. Poured a really deep mahogany colour, with a big, dense beige head. Massive aroma of prunes, dates, dark malt, black cherries and herbs. Very smooth mouthfeel. Toasted malt in the flavour, with fruitcake and dark rum. Finish was roasted malt, burnt sugar, treacle and slight earth.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Holmen2 (2560) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Bottel shared with JMD at HNB 11.05.13. Dark brown. Fantastically nice beige head. Aroma of hops and berries. First taste is of dark berries, then of refreshing hops. Aftertaste is of dark malt with hop bitterness that lingers on. Average carbonation. A suberb beer, and the best quadrupel I’ve tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4.12.2014. Dark brown with red, big head. Nice intense aroma of malts, dried and dark fruits, burnt sugar, spices, alcohol. Taste has dried and dark fruits, sweetness, spices. Alcohol comes through as too.. alcohol. Otherwise good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums & figs), and some chocolate; Warm finish; Nicely balanced and complex; Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2506) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle, shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours very dark ruby with tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, plums, alcohol, caramel, spices. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, plums, malt, some alcohol, and yeast. Overall: very nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2506) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft at cedar grove NYC. Surprised to see it. Deep blackish purplish color. Head fades. Taste is sweet and syrupy with boozy finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2505) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
orange hued brew with off white amber head. sweet and mildly fruity with essence of malt it is nearly cloyingly sweet but the fruit keeps it interesting. slick and chewy it is demonstrative and fine beer. sneaky little number.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours a pleasant caramel brown, a bit hazy. Beige/tan one-finger head. Nose of caramel, stewed fruits, some earth, Belgian sugars and yeast. Solid, if a little boozy. Better warmer and even with some oxidation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Nice strong milk chocolate colored head of fine and dense bubbles. Rich malty aroma with some milk chocolate, sweet malts, raisins and plums. Color is a deep mahagony brown. Lively mouthfeel with more raisins, caramel malts and a feint hint of tart cherry. Light alcohol presence which is quite surprising for an 11% brew. Surprisingly dry finish with lingering sweet malts and alcohol warming. A pretty good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2462) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
Mooie donkere kleur. Ruikt, chocolade, caramel, koffie. Smaakt lekker zwaar met goede afdronk.


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