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

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap at SIBF 2012. Pours a murky brown, with sweet dark fruits and baking spices predominant. Lovely, and the flavor follows. Hops on the back, but this is mostly sweet brown sugar and fruit -- similar to pannepot. Just great -- one of my new favorite quads!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at Bottleworks. Pours hazy ruby with two fingers head. Smell is amazing Belgian yeast, fig and earth. Taste is sweet, standard Abby Quad flavors of fig and raisin. Very nice Quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a dense light tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavor are toffee, caramel, date, fig, cherry, and some earthy yeastiness. Fairly sweet, but finish is dryer. Flavors get more complex as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and a bit chewy. Alcohol is there but very well integrated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2011
Thanks Armando 629! Sötét mahagóni színe van, aminek a belseje szépen, vörösesen ragyog a ha fény elé tartjuk. Világosbarna, vékony és krémes habja van, ami egy vékony lepedőt végig hagy a sörünk tetején. Illata intenzíven gyógynövényes, erősen fűszeres, meggy likőrös, aszalt gyümölcsös, pörkölt malátás és kakaós. Ízében is kaotikusan váltogatják magukat ezek az aromák, sok fűszerrel, finom alkoholos meggyel, illatos gyógynövényekkel, fekete csokival és édes, pácolt pipadohánnyal. Minden egyes korty tartogat valami újabb meglepetést! Sűrű teste van és közepesen buborékos és a magas alkoholtartalmat is végig érezni benne. Utóíze igen gyógyfüves, likőrös és kissé száraz, igen hosszan tart. Fantasztikus esti itóka, jó könyv vagy egy kis álmodozás mellé. A fajta szerelmeseinek kötelező darab!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1376) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
Very dark brown Belgian barley wine with a lot of fig in the nose, a firm clean bitterness, off-dry, warmth in the belly but not on the tongue. Best by says 2015; I don’t know its age but there is an oxidized sherry note that the ale handles with grace. Otherwise it’s a bit clean and ought to have more flavor for its strength.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1366) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Mahognyfärgad öl med lätt beige skum. Doften är kryddig, jästig, fikon, torkad frukt och karamellsötma. Samma ĺterkommer i smaken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1364) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1364) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1360) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2012
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brown body. aroma: wood alcohol, mild coffee, dark bread, moderate malty. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, light astringent moderate alcoholic finish. Dulçor alcoólico, com nuances amadeiradas e background lembrando frutas vermelhas, forte aquecimento alcoólico, năo escondendo nada de seus 11%, espuma vaporiza após algum tempo, dando a bela impressăo de um latte cremoso, amargor pungente de álcool dá um ligeiro toque salgado ao paladar, charmoso, o final ainda tem uma ligeira reviravolta, trazendo nuances adstringentes ao retrogosto, quase cítricas e acéticas, mas dominadas pelo teor alcoólico. Saborosa, mas a última característica me pareceu defeito em relaçăo a outras grandes representantes do estilo, como a La Trappe Oak Quadrupel, que apresenta maior qualidade geral e gama de detalhes em relaçăo ŕ esta. 18,90. Com vencimento em 11/14, a crescente adstringęncia năo deveria se destacar tanto como fator negativo, conseguindo até mesmo superar o teor alcoólico após o ganho de temperatura da cerveja. Sabor perde dois pontos do inicio ao final da degustaçăo, devido ao ganho de adstringęncia.60 s

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1348) - 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


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