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

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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1849) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Dark brown, Ruby red. Smell is yeast, malts, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is sweet fruits, herb, spices, caramel. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1832) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
(Bottled) Drinking 11% Quadrupel beer at 1.45 in the afternoon is one of the perks of entrepreneurialism ; this is actually pretty swillable , with the booze being cool and satisfying. A rich caramel palate ,lots of complex tart fruit esters, both cherry and plum..brown candy sugar covered in silky butteriness. Some floral hops lurk under the dark flavours...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1818) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Pours in dark amber almost black color body, with hints of ruby againts the light. The head is light tan, pretty big and long lasting. The aroma has caramel notes, probably from the candi sugar, hints of toast, dried plums. Taste is heavy on high alcohols, caramel sweetness with high earthy bitterness, hidden by the sweet balanced. Body is full, oily texture, low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1813) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Aroma: slik gær rosin citron lime Ud.: kaffesort E.smag: sød moderat bitter lidt Krop:fuld For.:cremet Brus:blød 75cl 31/5 @døe ho

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1805) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 15, 2013
Head: beige, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: deep amber-brown, almost black. Aroma: tropical fruit, grapes, fresh and minty hops and a fair amount of sharp vodka-like alcohol. Taste: rather sweet, licorice, rather bitter and spicy with a quite brutal alcoholic note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1789) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle@erik. Dark clear redbrown. Roasted malty notes. Raisins plume. Sweet dry. Well balanced. Nice spicy finish. Biased by a little cold.retasted 21/11-14. Rypevej. Huge dense lasting foam. Dried dark fruit. Molasses. Burnt raisins. Solid complex. Love it in a small dosis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1788) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, dark fruits, and some sweet malts.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1784) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Dark brown body with a low tan head. Chocolate, dried fruit, fudge, vanilla and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1782) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Nice and decent quadrupel but feels a bit too easy to drink. In taste caramel, toasted notes. Sweet and sticky. Good but cannot be compared to the big quad players.


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