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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 19, 2012
(750 ml bottle from Bootleggers) Dark brown with reddish-amber highlights. Pale biscuit head that is well-retained. Aroma of dark fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel soft, smooth and full. Beautiful, well-retained sheets of lacing. Flavor of dark fruit, chocolate and luscious caramel. Not a trace of ABV. Elegant, big and outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body. The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits. The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish. The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Very well done..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle - a near black, near perfect beer. This was quality. Lots of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, fruit, malt... oh, so many. Very complex beer, well balanced with a boozy warm kick at the end. Need another now! Waiter!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1569) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Aroma: slik gær rosin citron lime Ud.: kaffesort E.smag: sød moderat bitter lidt Krop:fuld For.:cremet Brus:blød 75cl 31/5 @døe ho

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1562) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1550) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle. Color clear dark red with small head. Aroma fruits, caramel, alcohol. Taste sweet, fruits, alcohol, caramel, sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1532) - Piss-ant Valley, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
(Bottled) Drinking 11% Quadrupel beer at 1.45 in the afternoon is one of the perks of entrepreneurialism ; this is actually pretty swillable , with the booze being cool and satisfying. A rich caramel palate ,lots of complex tart fruit esters, both cherry and plum..brown candy sugar covered in silky butteriness. Some floral hops lurk under the dark flavours...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1518) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2013
Couleur noire et reflet rouge. Belle mousse dense et beige. Nez de fruits noirs et un peu malté. Biere epaisse, au gout de fruits noirs, sucre candy, un peu malté et note alcolisée. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2011
I’ve been sitting on this one since my pre-RB days. Okay, that’s not so long. Looks incredible - Deep tar pit brown with a big tan head that has no business on a beer this strong. So much lace I can barely read the Chimay logo on the opposite side of the chalice. Smells like old currants, dates and sweet baking spices. Yeasty bittersweet malt flavor that is only a letdown relative to the aroma. Very thick texture but smooth and easy drinking. Finish that dries out slowly. Highly recommended.


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