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

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (846) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Caramel, toffee, bread, and dark fruit in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with some fruit and spice. Finish is more bitter than I expected, with lots of drying alcohol and more spice flavor. Like most quadrupels, this has lots and lots of flavor--a really nice cold night sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (832) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
Brune trčs foncée, pétillance faible, quasi pas de mousse. Malts rôtis et caramélisés, présence d’orange et de fruits foncés, belles notes de chocolat. Alcool un peu trop présent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2013
33cl bottle. Clear dark ruby with a nice creamy head. Vanilla, fruits and some spices. A very strong and tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2012
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Mély, sötét vörösesbarna színe van, tetején egy kevés, enyhén krémes bézs habbal. Illata nagyon finom és édeskés: aszalt gyümölcsök, csokoládé, likőr, illetve gyógyfüves komló és fűszerek. A magas alkoholtartalom ízében már jobban érződik, de az alkohol egészen illik az illatából ismert ízvilághoz, mely egy kis melengetés hatására egyre jobb és izgalmasabb lesz. Nem is túl testes érzetű és a szénsavassága is segít befogadni, mégis apró kortyokban javasolt fogyasztása. Remek belga, férfiak likőrje.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2013
beige head, disappears fast, some lacing. dark-brown clear colour. aroma is boozy, dark fruit, raisins, esters, chocolate and spices. taste is boozy, spices, raisin, wood, candysugar with aftertaste of bitter chocolate, liquorice and vanilla. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation, alcoholsweetness. much better than i expected. bottle 33 cl / lot B / best before jan-2016

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (785) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is rather sweet with some malt, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is malts with a nice fruitiness and some bitterness in the finish. Lingering alcoholic aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (783) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors dark ruby red, with tan head. Aroma dark fruits, caramel, sweet, malts. Taste fruity sweet, some alcohol, roasted, bitter. Mouth-feel creamy, thin. Complex quadrupel maybe not the best but really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting, pours brown/red, light off white head. Little on the nose but you do get that traditional belgium spice. On the tongue, fruity, chocolate, banana bread, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (770) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Poured from a corked bottle in a Great Lakes tulip glass. Big pop of cork...pours a dark brown with big amber head. Aroma of dark malts, alcohol, and malt sweetness. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, alcohol, caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Overall big and bold with a big alcohol strength coming through over the big malt body. After 10 minutes the alcohol resides a good amount.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
From a 330 ml bottle, deep red pour with a small foamy head, decent carbonation, in the aroma cherries, berries, candy sugar, pistachio nuts, Finish is quite short it’s sweet in the mouth but the finish is smooth and well balanced. Hides the 11% abv well. Top quality.


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