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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 800   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle. pours dark, clear brown with big head and good lacing. aroma is very malty, a bit of coffee, fermented fruit (plums). nice taste. very sticky, caramel, plums again and yeasty finish. very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1561) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1556) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
.33l bottle from Belgian Beer Factory Pours deep dark with medium high, tan creamy head. Aroma is dried fruits, dark malts, caramel, banana, yeast notes and some alcohol. Flavor is alcohol, dark fruits, banana, dried fruits, plums, caramel and malty. Swell beer, nicely balanced beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1552) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle to tulip Blackberry, plum, molasses, bread, yeast, and apple. Deep reddish amber, almost brown, with a long lasting frothy tan head. Taste is bread, yeast, alcohol, plum, clove, and red pepper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Superbe réussite encore une fois. Belle couleur foncée, bière maltée à souhaits, arômes d’alcool de fruits, quelques notes grillées et épicées. Les 11% sont par contre très violents.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1541) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 29, 2013
33 cl bottle. Dark brown color. Dried fruit, caramel, toffee and red wine aroma. Powerful taste like a caramelized Porto :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a deep reddish brown with haze. Small head lasted about 20 seconds. Serious aroma with powerful strong dark fruits, sweet candy sugars, thick molasses malts, spices, and belgian style yeasts. The taste was a blend of the aromas with the dark fruits, dark sweet candies, spices, Belgian yeasts and the malts all coming together. Not overly sweet or cloying. Thick, oily mouth is smooth and good. Finish is bold flavors. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2011
I’ve been sitting on this one since my pre-RB days. Okay, that’s not so long. Looks incredible - Deep tar pit brown with a big tan head that has no business on a beer this strong. So much lace I can barely read the Chimay logo on the opposite side of the chalice. Smells like old currants, dates and sweet baking spices. Yeasty bittersweet malt flavor that is only a letdown relative to the aroma. Very thick texture but smooth and easy drinking. Finish that dries out slowly. Highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1532) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2013
beige head, disappears fast, some lacing. dark-brown clear colour. aroma is boozy, dark fruit, raisins, esters, chocolate and spices. taste is boozy, spices, raisin, wood, candysugar with aftertaste of bitter chocolate, liquorice and vanilla. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation, alcoholsweetness. much better than i expected. bottle 33 cl / lot B / best before jan-2016

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1532) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours a dull dark brown-amber with an impressive light tan head. Dark red fruit and caramel malt on the nose. Full and moderately astringent on the palate. Sweet malt blanced with a mildly tart dark red fruit.


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