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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbothy (1120) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2012
33cl bottle in de Halve Maan. Pours very dark brown with a solid beige head. Malty toffee aroma. Full-bodied malt and toffee flavour with a solid mouthfeel. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1114) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Bottled. Dark and hazy ruby colour, frothy medium-sized head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, dried plums and fermented fruits. A whiff of alcohol mixing with molasses and slightly burnt sugar. Pleasant, coocked perry, banana and colves from the yeast. Dryish yeasty, surprisingly bitter flavor let darker malt and sugar aromas shine. Soft and smooth, deviously light palate. A very well balanced quadrupel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1107) - Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Cloudy red with creamy tan foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma of peach, pear, and apple. Fruit flavors are sweet and pronounced. Alcohol is drying. Finish is not as sweet with a hint of apple.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1094) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
2010 vintage, carefully cellared at my local distributors warehouse. Pours dark brown with a fair amount of sediment and a khaki head that settles down to a thicker ring and leaves some spots of soapy lace. Nose involves dark candy sugar, some caramel apple, brown bread, pinot noir, some alc vapors, plums. Quite sweet, somewhat bitter, a touch tart. Full bodied, chewy texture, oily, fair action, some alc heat, with a drying toasty bitter finish. Pretty badass, I must say. Lots of cool shit going on. Restrained, yet powerful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kronebryg (1082) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
Fine brown large head deep black. nice warm nose with filter coffee, chocolate and a bit orange, fullbody and fine length, quite soft and lingering around the mouth. taste is lightly bitter chocolate, caramel and a light mix of fruits like apricot, peach. Really pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1081) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle to tulip Blackberry, plum, molasses, bread, yeast, and apple. Deep reddish amber, almost brown, with a long lasting frothy tan head. Taste is bread, yeast, alcohol, plum, clove, and red pepper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Dark amber/brown pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, and yeast notes. Lots of malt on the palate with plum and almost a port like finish to it, the brown sugar character also shines through in the finish. The abv is well-hidden too. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1054) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1049) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
330ml bottle as a birthday present. Colour is very dark reddish brown, reddish tint, with a tan head. Aroma of dark caramel, and stewed fruit. Taste has dark fruits, chocolate, and surprisingly no alcohol!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1041) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
Rating #607, bottle from Toft Vin Islands Brygge

A redbrown beer with only a small head. Aroma is berries and wood, chocolate, liqourice, though a bit tart and alcoholic as well. Flavor of berries, especially elderberries and blackcurrant, thereupon some chocolate and a bit yeast. A notch of alcohol and medium bitter finish. Thick and creamy palate.


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