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

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common

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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (807) - 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 aciditŕ, poca sapiditŕ. Retrolfattivo di frutta secca (noce). Abbastanza corposa, calda alcolica,poco carbonata, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 27, 2012
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Mély, sötét vörösesbarna színe van, tetején egy kevés, enyhén krémes bézs habbal. Illata nagyon finom és édeskés: aszalt gyümölcsök, csokoládé, likőr, illetve gyógyfüves komló és fűszerek. A magas alkoholtartalom ízében már jobban érződik, de az alkohol egészen illik az illatából ismert ízvilághoz, mely egy kis melengetés hatására egyre jobb és izgalmasabb lesz. Nem is túl testes érzetű és a szénsavassága is segít befogadni, mégis apró kortyokban javasolt fogyasztása. Remek belga, férfiak likőrje.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (799) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Voldby Křbmandsgaard. Dark brown colour with a small head. Very nice taste of caramel, dark berries, toffee, some chocolate notes. Good texture. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Warm alcohol taste with a nice light bitterness in the finish. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (792) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (783) - - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma - Sweet pear, caramel, honey. Taste - Fruit, chocolate, toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting, pours brown/red, light off white head. Little on the nose but you do get that traditional belgium spice. On the tongue, fruity, chocolate, banana bread, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (771) - Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle pours purplish red with moderate but brief tan head. Aroma dark fruits, a little sourness and surprisingly some hops. Taste matches with dark fruits, candi sugar, belgian yeast and pine/resinous hops. Palate full with moderate carbonation. Finish slightly bitter and prolonged with dark fruits and mild hops. More hops than most quads but not bad, I would say a nice balance but not a traditional quad. As the advertising says I imagine the taste of this will vary a lot with aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - APR 21, 2013
Ruddy brown/copper colored beer with a frothy, off-white head. Aromas of booze, something sweet, and dough. Tastes of candy sugar, earthy/leathery flavors, some prunes, and sweet dough. Some funky nutty flavors are mixed in as well. Very complex. Cloying sweetness on the finish complimented by a lasting alcohol burn. Strong stuff, definitely a sipper. I enjoyed it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (761) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a dark brown-amber with light tan head. Aroma is a fix of fruit, spices, wheat and some yeast. Taste is similar to aroma but with stronger fruit and spices and a yeast/wheat aftertaste.


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