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

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vickey9 (412) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color, with a small brown head. Aroma of berries and chocolade. Medium bodied, well carbonized. Brown sugar and bready notes, toffee, bitter chocolate, dry plums and berries on palate. Bitter-sweet and spicy finish. B@H

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSAP (408) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
Ananas, kruidig en Smaak is noten, koffie maar ook frisheid als wederom wat ananas en perzik. Complex!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (401) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2013
33cl. Pours dark red, almost black with moderate mostly persisting head. Sweet, moderate malty, caramel,alchool aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, alchool, light bitter, well balanced. Light for the 11%, but good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (398) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 28, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with medium light brown head, excellent appearance. Aroma is like a sweet cake, taste is also sweet (fruity) with roasted malts and finishes with alcohol notes. Palate is pretty intense, one enjoys the flavours and the perfect carbonation. This is definetely one the best Quadruppels I’ve ever had.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 7, 2012
Pours dark brown. No foam, no carbonation. Aromas are very nice: candied fruit, yeast, roasty malt. Mouth is a bit smoky, yeast focused with rich English cake-like notes ... but there is no carbonation at all. Something was wrong with that batch. it will be worth tasting it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (391) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
aroma has malts, candy!, caramel, dark fruits....taste is sweet, very sweet, sour hints shine trough at the end... lovely complex bittersweet finish, with lots of caramel and malts... nice but a bit to sweet for me

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (391) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
Robe noire aux reflets ruby, carbo importante, col genereux de fines bulles, belle dentelle. Aromes fruités(poire, prune), caramel, note grillés et alcool. Bien ronde et genereuse, huileuse, pointe amertume en final. On snet passer les 11°...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (388) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
0.33 bottle. Black with a big, milk-colored, creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, dark forest fruits, a touch of nuts and some sour notes, marzipan and raisins as well; only small hints of alcohol are detectable despite its huge ABV. Taste is quite sweet with certain sour tones acidic even, a lot of dark malts and chocolate, some fruits again. Full body, thick texture and flat carbonation. Finish is slightly astringent, has the sour notes previously mentioned emphasized. Overall the beer is really good but personally I am not fond of that sourness lingering in the background; could be improved.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours dark brown with large gassy tan head. Aroma of a well liquored fruitcake. Taste is a three way battle between malt, dark fruit and alcohol. What make this beer so interesting is that this battle ends in a three-way tie. Love it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2010
Tap, 25 cl @ Brugs Bierfestival. Dark brown beer with a medium creamy beige head, perfectly tapped (!), nice lacing. Aroma is quite similar to the Straffe Hendrik Tripel: malty, with some hops and sweetness included, dark fruits are extra to the Quadrupel. The taste at first sight also: strong malty taste, light sweet beer, grassy finish of hops. But the further you drink, the more comes to the foreground: instead of malts you discover these are roasted malts, a caramel taste on the background, dark fruits are also coming to the foreground. The Quadrupel has the same specific taste as the Tripel (or you are fan who likes this taste or you aren’t), but has so much more to serve you. Excellent choice, this quadrupel! (btw: excellent beer for my 300th rating!)


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