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

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RATINGS: 803   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1289) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeasty, fruity, dried fruit. Taste: Yeasty, fruity, dried fruit, sweet, notes of chocolate(?). Body is full, warming alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (1289) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 25, 2016
Mahagony brown/red with a frothy beige head. Aromas of spices, herbs are dominant with notes of coriander, dark fruits and a dash of fennel. Fine carbonations smooth and full bodied. Light sweet-dry and lasting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1278) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Trappist chalice. A: Pours a nice deep brown color forming a huge creamy fluffy tan head. Very good retention and many lacings left. A nice creamy layer remains forever S: Very malty and yeasty with notes of alcohol. Dark fruits like plums and raisins. Caramel and candy sugar. Classic Belgian yeasts T: Follows the nose. A classic Belgian Quad, very creamy and molasses. Very bready too. Strong notes of caramel, caramel malts, dark fruits and Belgian yeasts. End is quite bitter with notes of flowery hope. Balanced bittersweet combination M: Heavy creamy molasses body with good carbonation. Bittersweet Belgian style aftertaste O: Great Quad. Excellent beer. Recommend [ BA Review @ 10/7/2012 ]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1277) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con espuma beige densa y duradera. Aromas de malta, caramelo, saudí, anís. Cuerpo denso y sedoso con inicio de dulzor intenso de caramelo, anís y sauco y final moderadamente seco.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Dark blond with a white medium head. Very weak aroma. Light fruity, hoppy with a some alcohol shining through. I am slightly disappointed. I had expected more after reading the ratings.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rok1024 (1269) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy/murky amber-brown with a somewhat lacing and diminishing beige creamy big head. Aroma is bread, marzipan, raisin, nuts, caramel, bubblegum, hops, anise and brown sugar. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is near full, texture is creamy, carbonation is high. Finishes balanced with lingering caramel and a alcoholic burn. More restrained than your typical quad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1238) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1233) - , CYPRUS - MAR 8, 2014
Dark brown colour. Sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, fruity, a nice quadrupel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1228) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Poured from the bottle into a short glass to drink. The beer had a black to dark brown color with a deep ruby red hue and a big creamy off white head with excellent retention, cling, and lacing. The aroma had strong notes of raisin, fig, plum, and sweet molasses with some fruity hops and a light toffee malt. It had a fairly floral taste with a touch of sweet raisin, fig, and plum, and a light touch of sour earthy flavors. The beer was somewhat creamy and what, but with a thick and large mounthfeel with a bubbly body and good carbonation.


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