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

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DJoer (644) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma - aroma is of caramel, dark fruit sugars, and spice. Appearance - super dark brown, liquid is clean, the head originally frothy and then settles into a fluffy moat that also laces down around the edges of the glass. Head is somewhat off white. Taste - the beer is more on the medium sweet side. Notes of dark fruit, spice and burnt sugar are present, rich alcohol is also abundant. Palate - the body is of medium to full nature, the texture slick and thick, nuances of sticky as well. The carbonation lively in the tongue. The finish bitter and full of booze. A hell of a night cap. Iím full of ABV. Itís super rich and sweet, which Iím not a fan of truly. Itís an ok Quad, but in truth Iím not a big fan of the style. It hits the marks, but to me itís not enjoyable more like work.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (636) - 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 aciditŗ, poca sapiditŗ. Retrolfattivo di frutta secca (noce). Abbastanza corposa, calda alcolica,poco carbonata, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (634) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
Tap at chp beer festival, 25 / 5 2013. Clear dark brown, small head. Aroma off raisins, plums, wine. Taste like plums, raisins, some sweetness, bread, wine, yeast. Spicy bitter finish

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Mid to dark brown, reasonably translucent. A fair bit of carbs and khaki head. Full aroma of molasses and plum pudding. The taste is sweet but manages to stay rounded. Thereís a full alcoholic kick as well. Very warming on a horrid January night.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bontus (625) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2012
33cl bottle, Delhaize. Pours clear dark brown almost black. Minimal head. Served it too cold. Sweet syrupy and perfumed nose, minimal burnt aromaís, strong esters and alcohol flavor. Very much a sipper, palate is harsh, and moreso when warming up. This one is for the chain smoker I believe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
From tap. Chocolate aroma, with malts and caramel. Taste is similar. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (618) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (617) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (603) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Tap. Pours a dark red-brown with a large resilient off-white head taste is of roasted malts, caramel, sugar, dark fruits, spices and a bit of yeast. Sweet with some hoppiness in the finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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