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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with large beige foamy head, caramel aroma, high carbonation, roasted malt taste, full body, very balanced long finish. The strong alcohol content is very nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (596) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
From tap. Chocolate aroma, with malts and caramel. Taste is similar. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (596) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
Dark beer with a beige-white head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Flavour is malty, chocolate and medium sweet. Very nice brew. (Bottle 33cl)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (574) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours dark chestnut brown with billowing tan head that sticks around with decent lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits: plums, cherries, figs, dates are prominent. Also notes of spices, brown sugar, and a touch of booze. Taste is again full of the deep dark fruits alongside spicy yeast complexity, caramel, deep maltiness, and a definite note of alcohol and hop bitterness. A well balanced quad that doesn't quite hit the heights of its other Belgian peers - still a bloody good beer though.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DJoer (569) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
Dark black slightly brown colour, small beige head, sweet cherry smell, medium to high carbonation sour taste, medium bitter, warm alcohol taste, fruity cherry taste a bit to much

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (567) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Schiuma beige fine ed abbastanza persistente. Birra di colore ramato carico, ai limiti del marrone con riflessi aranciati. Velata,quasi limpida. Aroma abbastanza intenso, esteri da lievito, liquirizia, zucchero di canna, dattero, caramello. Gusto abbastanza intenso, dolce abboccato, di caramello, lieve acidità, poca sapidità. Retrolfattivo di frutta secca (noce). Abbastanza corposa, calda alcolica,poco carbonata, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (563) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
0,33l fles @ hof van Medemblik, mooi diepbruine ebbenhout kleur. Met dik romig schuim, dat redelijk blijft staan. In de geur gebrande mout, bruine suiker en gist. Smaak is voldoet met een minimaal bittertje in de afdronk. Mooi vol boeket aan rijp fruitsmaken. Doet denken aan kersen en pruimen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parket (562) - Bruges, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2011
bottle, on a terrace in Koolkerke. Nice very dark brown, almost black beer with foamy white head. Smell: alcohol, yeast. Taste: candy sugar, very sweet (maybe a bit too), alcohol. Nice one, but I’ve had better abts...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2011
33 cL bottle: Appearance is amber brown with slight white head. Aroma is of roasted malt and pale malt. Flavor is of spices and roasted malt with a unique Belgian twist.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (543) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Deep dark brown with overly large and unwelcome head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, sugary. Full body without much noticeable alcohol. Flavor is complex, brown sugar/malt, dark fruit, bread, dry but not overly so finish that is almost a little tannic. Very nice.


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