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

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common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1281) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, roasted malts, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, raisins, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
Bona quadrupel, tot i que es nota molt l’alcohol. Recomanable predre-la poc a poc per descobrir diferents matissos. Buena quadrupel, aunque se nota mucho el alcohol. Recomendable tomarla despacio para descubrir diferentes matices.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Dark blond with a white medium head. Very weak aroma. Light fruity, hoppy with a some alcohol shining through. I am slightly disappointed. I had expected more after reading the ratings.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1272) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium to big head. NOSE : burned malts with dried fruits like raisins, figs, pineapple and mango. Fresh banana and licorice. SIP : smooth and creamy. Low to medium carbonation. The body is thick. The body texture is spot on. It marry well with sweet, burned and fruity flavors of this beer. Sweet chocolate tart with a hint of alcohol. Dark fruits and licorice give it a little sour and dry middle. Ending is deep and malty. Some spiciness in the finish. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. OVERALL : a great brew ; well balanced, smooth body and the drinkability is quite surprising for the amount of alcohol it has. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rand (1269) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle 33 cl from Le Grain d’Orge - Neuchâtel (CH). Brown with huge foam, complex aromas of fruit and alcohol, chocolate and caramel. Liqueur-like mouth, roasted and chocolate malt, round and sweetened. There are spices, hints of vanilla, pepper, raisin, burnt sugar, confectioner’s shop, and plum-pear. Finish in silky, moderate bitterness and warmth of alcohol. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
Wonderfully tangy scent with hints of yeast, raisins, apples and fruit. The taste is the same with a soft tone and warming alcohol. One of the best Abt / Quadrupel I have ever tasted!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1231) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Pretty classic version of the style. Lots of layers of dark fruit flavors, bit of alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at obx. Poured a dark ruby color with very generous head. Strong aroma that bursts with dark fruits like raisin, candy, belgium yeast, cherries. Medium light sweetness. Finishes slightly dry. Warming alcohol. Creamier palate. Very complex flavors. Getting dark fruit. Great belgium sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy/murky amber-brown with a somewhat lacing and diminishing beige creamy big head. Aroma is bread, marzipan, raisin, nuts, caramel, bubblegum, hops, anise and brown sugar. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is near full, texture is creamy, carbonation is high. Finishes balanced with lingering caramel and a alcoholic burn. More restrained than your typical quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2011
Deep dark brown brew with a big creamy pale brown head on its top. Intensive tart, dried fruity (raisins, plums) nose and aroma escorted by chocolate, hops and some alcohol in the background. It finishes warming and tart with citrusses, peppery alcohol, dark chocolate and spices, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind. Easy drinkable, delicious one.


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