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


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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12oz bottle, I’m usually not a quad fan, but this beer is the stuff. Complexity in this beer that is for sure. Fruits, citrus, caramel, pepper flavors, big 11%abv. Well-balanced, interesting good taste. Long finish, warming sensation. I would highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Poured from a corked bottle in a Great Lakes tulip glass. Big pop of cork...pours a dark brown with big amber head. Aroma of dark malts, alcohol, and malt sweetness. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, alcohol, caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Overall big and bold with a big alcohol strength coming through over the big malt body. After 10 minutes the alcohol resides a good amount.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Caramel, toffee, bread, and dark fruit in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with some fruit and spice. Finish is more bitter than I expected, with lots of drying alcohol and more spice flavor. Like most quadrupels, this has lots and lots of flavor--a really nice cold night sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (930) - 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 acidità, poca sapidità. Retrolfattivo di frutta secca (noce). Abbastanza corposa, calda alcolica,poco carbonata, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (928) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
Cloudy dark tea color with some floaties and an off white head with little lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (917) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @ home. Bought from the brewery in 2012, enjoyed July 2014. Dark brown beer with a lacy head. Enjoyable quad. Obviously not as complex as R10 but a couple years aging has done good for the beer as it’s rounder and more enjoyable than fresh sample had in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Dark brown pour with a lazing beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, plethora of dark dried fruits, slight licorice, nice spices in there, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
750 ml corked bottle, best before October 2016. Apperance is muddy brown, witha thick layer of creamy head that is built to last. Aroma is nutmeg, rasins, brown sugar, and sweet bread. Taste is a light bitterness up front, followed by nutmeg, clove, caramel, and rasin, finishes with some malty biscuit sweetnees and a touch of bitterness. Velvety mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, very little hint of booze. Overall, this a nicely balanced and complex quad, a very nice sipper on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
Dark brownish red pour with large fluffy tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste of burnt sugar, caramel, fig and a definite alcohol warmth present. A little too boozy on the dry finish, good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (906) - Beijing, CHINA - 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.

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