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


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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1707) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle, thanks to MrHangover! Between dark copper and ruby. Aroma: malty and light vinous, sushi restaurant/umami, light chocolate, vanilla, red berries. Taste: malty, brown sugar, light sour with red berries, fruity, vanilla, dry and woody finish. Above medium-bodied, moussy. Solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1696) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2014
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and candi sugar. Taste is of raisin and booze. Alcohol warmth is very noticeable. A nicely done quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1670) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
330mL bottle BB 26-11-2016 Lively deep brown body, holds a nice creamy beige head, leaving clumpy lace. Rich sugary aroma; treacley, molasses, dates & prunes. rum & raisin, some earthy phenolics. Thick, viscous body, lifted creamy carbonation, serious length, smooth warming finish. Particularly earthy on the body. There’s notes of dark brown/cooked sugars, but not particularly sweet, quite savoury, a slight bit tannic & dry with dark fruits & wood spice. Booze is not shy. Tasty stuff, just a touch rough around the edges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1669) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2015
On tap at Biercabl .Dark brown colour with tan head. Dark fruits, figs, nuts and caramel aroma. Sweet, dark fruits, caramel, malt taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1666) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Aroma: slik gćr rosin citron lime Ud.: kaffesort E.smag: sřd moderat bitter lidt Krop:fuld For.:cremet Brus:blřd 75cl 31/5 @dře ho

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Mid to dark brown, reasonably translucent. A fair bit of carbs and khaki head. Full aroma of molasses and plum pudding. The taste is sweet but manages to stay rounded. There’s a full alcoholic kick as well. Very warming on a horrid January night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with large beige foamy head, caramel aroma, high carbonation, roasted malt taste, full body, very balanced long finish. The strong alcohol content is very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1649) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Tartós hab, sürü sör, melyről már a kiöntésekor érződik az extrém alkoholfok, ami az ízét is dominálja, édeskéssé teszi. Majdnem maximum, bár ebben kicsit benne van a hely varázsa is (a helyszínen, Brugge-ben, a sörfőzdében kóstolva).

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