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

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2012
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkle, rotbraune Farbe, ist leicht trüb und hat eine bräunliche Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr malzig, leicht fruchtig aber trotzdem schwer. Der Geschmack ist stark, leicht vollmundig und schwer. Er ist ein bisschen erdig, sehr grünmalzig, adstringierend und die Karbonisierung ist sehr stark. Ein bisschen Bittere bleibt im Nachgeschmack hängen, so wie ein bisschen vom Erdigen. Alles in allem ist es lecker, aber nicht mehr als eins am Stück.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (906) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra. Deep dark brown with a dense creamy beige head. Malty spicy caramel aroma with some red en black fruits. Tasting adds some coffee and roasted malts to it. Great full flavour, almost too sweet but just within the (my) boundaries. long aftertaste with some alcoholwarmth but the alcohol is very well concealed. Belgium has many great beers and this is certainly one of them,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (883) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (880) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - MAR 8, 2014
Dark brown colour. Sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, fruity, a nice quadrupel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (861) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (848) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @ home. Bought from the brewery in 2012, enjoyed July 2014. Dark brown beer with a lacy head. Enjoyable quad. Obviously not as complex as R10 but a couple years aging has done good for the beer as it’s rounder and more enjoyable than fresh sample had in 2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (847) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (837) - 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.

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.


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