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

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RATINGS: 608   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (532) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSAP (525) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
Ananas, kruidig en Smaak is noten, koffie maar ook frisheid als wederom wat ananas en perzik. Complex!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (517) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown full tan head. Very malty aroma, caramel, licorice, dark fruit. Heavy sweet flavor. Fully body, texture oily, lively carbonation, mild bitter finish with subdued alcohol taste. Overall an enjoyable brew, good for a cold night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (513) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
psilosophy (512) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2013
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur cola, mousse assez faible et de faible tenue. Les arômes sont par contre tout à fait intense avec du pruneau et autres fruits secs, de la frangipane, de la noisette, du caramel et une pointe de café sucré. Tout celà est très harmonieux et bien que très sucré, pas du tout écoeurant. La carbonnation est moelleuse, bien qu’un peu faible. Trouvée à l’Entrepôt - Courcelles les Lens.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (503) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 11,0 %, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 10. marts 2014. Mørkebrun ufiltreret Quadrupel med stor fint boblende moccafarvet skumtop på 4 cm tykkelse. En overraskende svag aroma for øl i denne klasse, men lidt duft af gær og lidt malt. Til gengæld en meget fyldig og rund smag med et ekstremt veltilpasset balance mellem sødme og bitterhed. Lang dyb eftersmag med god alkoholvarme. Smagen har sødme af brun farin, gætter jeg på, gær og masser af malt. Den store skumtop i starten fordrejer en til at tro, at der er overmåde meget kulsyre i øllet, men dette er ikke tilfældet. Indholdet er på middel niveau og virker alligevel meget passende til smagen. Virkelig velsmagende!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (496) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle. Dark brown, almost black with massive tan head. Black cherry and berries. Very fruity and sweet, but not cloying. Booze well hidden. Delicious quad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (484) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (468) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a little white head. Aroma has ripe, dark fruitiness, raisin, sweet caramel maltiness and, uncharacteristically, also a solid presence of vanilla and oak. Taste is strong, sweet and quite intense. Sweet malty notes, raisin and vanilla carry the taste towards the long, very light bitter finish. Again, the intriguing element of vanilla appears; coupled with sweet, ripe fruitiness the impression is slightly sherryish. The palate is full-bodied and sticky with a fairly soft carbonation. An elegant, varied quad overall.


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