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

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Goed Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (644) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (643) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2012
caramel, bread, citrus, spruce, earthy, brown, cloudy, white foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Intensely flavoured with nice hoppy aroma. Quite different from other quadrupels, less heavy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bontus (642) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2012
33cl bottle, Delhaize. Pours clear dark brown almost black. Minimal head. Served it too cold. Sweet syrupy and perfumed nose, minimal burnt aroma’s, strong esters and alcohol flavor. Very much a sipper, palate is harsh, and moreso when warming up. This one is for the chain smoker I believe.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma - aroma is of caramel, dark fruit sugars, and spice. Appearance - super dark brown, liquid is clean, the head originally frothy and then settles into a fluffy moat that also laces down around the edges of the glass. Head is somewhat off white. Taste - the beer is more on the medium sweet side. Notes of dark fruit, spice and burnt sugar are present, rich alcohol is also abundant. Palate - the body is of medium to full nature, the texture slick and thick, nuances of sticky as well. The carbonation lively in the tongue. The finish bitter and full of booze. A hell of a night cap. I’m full of ABV. It’s super rich and sweet, which I’m not a fan of truly. It’s an ok Quad, but in truth I’m not a big fan of the style. It hits the marks, but to me it’s not enjoyable more like work.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mutz (639) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2012
Heel donker met een goede kraag die behoorlijk aanwezig blijft. Ruikt moutig en ook fruitig. Complexe smaak, er flitst van alles voorbij . Goede fruitig lichtbittere nasmaak. Medium body. Niet te koud drinken. Erg lekker bier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
# 3225 ersma: quadrupel bedeutet ja nicht, dass vier mal mehr malz im sud ist - das wäre mehr so ein gerstenbrei, nicht umrührbar bis staubig. aber was quadrupel genau bedeutet oder definiert, ist auch nicht richtig klar. schwarz wie die nacht mit feincremigem schaum, der sehr stabil ist. erstaunlich für 11 volt. der geruch ist süßlich bis süß, aromen von karamell und trockenbeeren. der antrunk ist perlig, süßlich mit aromen von beeren, karamell, blumenwiese, honig. die mitte bleibt karamellbetont, dazu trockenpflaume und etwas hopfen, der zum abgang deutlicher wird, dem malzigen fundament aber den vortritt lässt. dazu getreide und vanille. die flasche ist ansehnlich. fazit: überzeugendes quadrupel mit sehr komplexer aromenvielfalt und toller optik. unbedingt probierenswert. 14,13,12,12,11,12 - 12,30 - 5/3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (619) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep brown. Aroma is candied malt. Taste is dark fruits, BOOZE, malty yeastiness, strong sweetness. Finish is almost sickly with some bitterness on the tail end. Like a less complex Rochefort.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (597) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
Frische Flasche (33 cl) von Belgianbeerz.com. - Rötliches Kastanienbraun, enorme Schaumentwicklung. - In der Nase typische obergärig-esterige Fruchtigkeit, brauner Zucker und eine leicht weinige Note (Portwein). - Antrunk schwer dunkelmalzig, mit leicht sirupähnlicher aber noch gut eingebundener Malzsüße und Noten von reifen Pflaumen, Kirsche und Karamel, dazu ein Hauch von Weihnachtsgewürzen. Mild rezent, vollmundig, samtig im Mund. Im Abgang geschickt abgerundet durch nicht besonders kräftige aber deutliche krautig-holzige Hopfenherbe. - Sehr angenehmes Quad, wenngleich keine geschmackliche Offenbarung. Hätte durch längere Lagerung wahrscheinlich gewonnen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Deep dark brown with overly large and unwelcome head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, sugary. Full body without much noticeable alcohol. Flavor is complex, brown sugar/malt, dark fruit, bread, dry but not overly so finish that is almost a little tannic. Very nice.


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