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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 19, 2011
0,33 l bottle, bought in Amsterdam.
Clear mahagony colored ale with a medium creamy tan head that melts down to a fine lacing one. Intensive herbal aroma with fruity alcohol, cherries, raisins, liqueric, herbs like thyme, cocoa and cinnamon, nutmeg. Oh my god, complex aroma - what about the flavor? Medium, easier bodied than expected. Herbal character with a caramel-toasted cocoa some coffee in the background, spicies. Integrated chaos in the flavor. Cherries and tobacco, earth and herbs, thyme again with some candy sugar. Herbal aftertaste. Very complex, fantastic!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Sweet and roasty aroma. Deep brown in color with off-white head. Full bodied, roasty sweet with some alcohol tones. Notes: On tap at Zythos ’11

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2449) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2434) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 27, 2012
A dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma is cooked fruity, bananas, some dark fruits, raisins and hint of alcohol. Taste is malty, fruits, raisins, warming alcohol and herbal hoppyness. Full bodied, still quite easy to drink. Strong beer that is nicely balanced, there are nothing very special but still tastefull.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2424) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2011
#1221 Dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlich Schaum dank viel CO2. Erstaunlich frischer Antrunk trotz des hohen Alkgehalts. Geschmacklich wie im Aroma hefig-säuerlich, leicht rezent, recht langweilig. Wärmend im Abgang durch den Alkohol. Gut trinkbar, aber insgesamt zu sehr Mainstream. Boring!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2424) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 21, 2013
33cl bottle from bier tempel, brussels. Dark color with red bottom, medium white head. Medium bitterness and low sweetness. Medium to low carbonation. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, raisins, light herb, metal and wood. Aroma could be better but still overall this is nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2401) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Darker semi-sweet quad. Burnt chocolate caramel. Charcoal. Cardamom. Black pepper on the tongue. Oak. Plum pits. Medium full body. Complex dark elements prove a good counterbalance to the quad sweetness. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Dark fruit, spices, sugar, caramel, malt. Nice lingering plummy aftertaste. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (2359) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Fruity with notes of dried fruit and alcohol, sweet and light caramely, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and medium bitter with notes of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2356) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Served cold at the brewery :( Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that dies almost instantly. The nose is sweet with toffee and caramel notes, dried fruit aromas of prune and raisin about. A bit effervescent on the first sip with a first impression of a syrupy and rich brew. Rich malt profile with a bit of candy sugar and prune notes. Not overly robust but has a nice boozy accent. A good quad!


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