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


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RATINGS: 725   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1527) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Mahognyfärgad öl med lätt beige skum. Doften är kryddig, jästig, fikon, torkad frukt och karamellsötma. Samma återkommer i smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle. pours dark, clear brown with big head and good lacing. aroma is very malty, a bit of coffee, fermented fruit (plums). nice taste. very sticky, caramel, plums again and yeasty finish. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1488) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1483) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1479) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from Heinens shared with Brett, yeah it smells like dirt, and tastes very odd finishes dry and quickly with no lingering fruits or anything. I guess thats what their intent was but not all that enjoyable, alcohol is warming so thats a plus and it looks quad like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a deep reddish brown with haze. Small head lasted about 20 seconds. Serious aroma with powerful strong dark fruits, sweet candy sugars, thick molasses malts, spices, and belgian style yeasts. The taste was a blend of the aromas with the dark fruits, dark sweet candies, spices, Belgian yeasts and the malts all coming together. Not overly sweet or cloying. Thick, oily mouth is smooth and good. Finish is bold flavors. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Dark brown body with a low tan head. Chocolate, dried fruit, fudge, vanilla and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle@Home. Prune and vanilla aroma. Brown, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, very bitter, herbal, pepper, vanilla, laurel, quite complex. Warming and full. Pretty alcoholic, bitter for a Quad but very balanced. Different from any Belgian Quadruple IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1473) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 28, 2014
28/03/2014 La Tana (330ml bottle). Bruna, intensa, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianco-sporca abbondante e persistente. Al naso iniziale, sgradevole nota metallica, che fortunatamente si attenua nel tempo fin quasi a sparire, quindi emergono note di zucchero di canna, frutta rossa (ciliegie), caramello e spezie. In bocca è discretamente complessa, rotonda, dolciastra all’attacco con un finale acidulo (frutta rossa, ciliegie, ribes) e leggermente amarognolo. Corpo pieno, carbonazione media. Bella birra di sostanza.

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