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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1249) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
330 mL bottle. Pours deep red with an off-white head. Strong aroma, difficult to identify, somewhere in the neighborhood of soy, dark fruit, vegetal, and cocoa. Similar flavor, a combination of red grape, cocoa, some peanut and mild oxidation tones. It’s an interesting beer to be sure, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1248) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 28, 2014
28/03/2014 La Tana (330ml bottle). Bruna, intensa, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianco-sporca abbondante e persistente. Al naso iniziale, sgradevole nota metallica, che fortunatamente si attenua nel tempo fin quasi a sparire, quindi emergono note di zucchero di canna, frutta rossa (ciliegie), caramello e spezie. In bocca è discretamente complessa, rotonda, dolciastra all’attacco con un finale acidulo (frutta rossa, ciliegie, ribes) e leggermente amarognolo. Corpo pieno, carbonazione media. Bella birra di sostanza.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1239) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
33cl bottle@home. Head: beige foam. Colour: clear, dark brown. Aroma: hops, malt. Taste: mild bitter-sweet. Overall: mild bitter-sweet finish, medium CO2. Overall: nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2013
Clear dark brown appearance, medium strong head. Inviting dark fruits and roasted malt aroma. Sweet with gentle bitter finish. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1237) - Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Cloudy red with creamy tan foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma of peach, pear, and apple. Fruit flavors are sweet and pronounced. Alcohol is drying. Finish is not as sweet with a hint of apple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1233) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Transparent reish brown pour, thin unstable cloudy head Aroma: Belgian yeast, Esters, red fruit fruit. Taste: Bittersweet with dark fruits, a hint of chocolate and caramelised malts. In the finish it shows some light spices and the alcohol peaks just a bit too much trough. medium body, Oily Texture (less smooth as the heritage version.), medium carbonation,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
note666 (1200) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2011
2011 - 09 - 30 330 ml, 11.2 FL OZ. bottle. amber brown colour. medium creme head.dark fruits and herbs in aroma. light sweet, light bitter, complex taste. good beer !!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1200) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft. Chewy is right. Thick clear body. Light brown great lacing. I barely detect any yeast which surprises me. Lots of caramel from the malt to get the high %. Not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1192) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
2010 vintage, carefully cellared at my local distributors warehouse. Pours dark brown with a fair amount of sediment and a khaki head that settles down to a thicker ring and leaves some spots of soapy lace. Nose involves dark candy sugar, some caramel apple, brown bread, pinot noir, some alc vapors, plums. Quite sweet, somewhat bitter, a touch tart. Full bodied, chewy texture, oily, fair action, some alc heat, with a drying toasty bitter finish. Pretty badass, I must say. Lots of cool shit going on. Restrained, yet powerful.


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