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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (692) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with thin brown head. Aroma is lots of licorice, spices, a bit of malt. Flavor is licorice, malt, roasty, spicy. Very strong in flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (684) - - MAR 16, 2013
Draft. Cloudy brown, lasting light tan head. Nose is big dark fruits, plums, raisins, brown sugar. Taste is lightly chocolate covered raisins, rich nuts, dark fruits. Not boozy like i expected. Smooth silky mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (683) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (679) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 30, 2011
Dark red beer with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Great fruity flavour, plum, berries and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (673) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Coppery amber with a tan head. Sugary sweet aroma with light bready notes. Taste is grainy with light toasted malts. Somewhat harsh, but still sweet. Full bodied with close to high levels of co2.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Nose has toffee, malts, alcohol and a touch of vanilla. Flavors are very complex. I get fruits (pears and oranges), spicey bread, some licorice. A background of brown sugars, some vanilla, alcohol, and yes even a little coconut. It has a full body and finishes slighty bitter and dry. I think this is a great beer and should get a second chance if it was rated poorly. It is very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (667) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Dark brown color- almost black, with huge thick tan head. Aroma was a strong malty richness with similar flavor. rich dark malty and fruity flavor. complex and flavorful. quite alcoholic, but didn’t have the burn, hidden very well. very very good quad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Snow day beer. Pours deep dark brown with ample tan head. Scent is grain, dark fruit, molasses, and candy. Sweet front end with dry back. Medium thick body with appropriate level of carbonation. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, Georgia

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (652) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours dark brown with bubbly tan head. Sweet grainy aroma full of fruits. The flavor is great rounded Belgian dark malts that match the rich rounded candied fruits with a toffee and light chocolate note. It’s a bit crazy but still really easy to drink and write tasty.


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