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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (692) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown with limited head. Nose is candied plums, molasses and port. Taste is raison bread, brown sugar, grape skin bitterness. Generally complex. And sweet. Oh, god, this is sweet. Lots of booze.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 30, 2011
Dark red beer with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Great fruity flavour, plum, berries and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (689) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours a clear red-brown with a lively tan head. Smells of cereal, creamy coffee, woody. Taste is malt-heavy, sweet, with a dry woody finish common to abbey ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours dark brown with bubbly tan head. Sweet grainy aroma full of fruits. The flavor is great rounded Belgian dark malts that match the rich rounded candied fruits with a toffee and light chocolate note. It’s a bit crazy but still really easy to drink and write tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (688) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (688) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 Pitch black with red glow and with a greyish head and nice carbonation. Reddish hints when held up to the light. Chocolate citric breadiness with hints of fruits, white pepper and cardamom. Some wood and leather and a touch of metal. Liquorice. A solid smell. Stout-like bitterness with a nice watery finish, Coffee bitterness. Hints of apples and pears. Nicely fizzy with metallic tones and liquorice. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (679) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (673) - POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się obfita choć sycząca piana, opadając lekko zdobi szkło, do końca pozostaje w postaci nieregularnych chmurek. Barwa rubinowo brązowa, klarowna. Aromat zdominowany przez owoce kandyzowane, rodzynki, daktyle, suszone gruszki oraz sherry, porto i kontynentalny chmiel. W smaku półsłodkie, głównie suszone owoce, likier karmelowy, cierpkie jagody, zioła. Goryczka średnia, chmielowo alkoholowo pestkowa. W posmaku wino głogowe, taniny i nutki tytoniowe. Nagazowanie wysokie, musujące na języku, półpełne w odczuciu, alkohol mocno rozgrzewa (choć w przyjemny sposób). Całkiem udany Quadrupel, bardziej wytrawny niż słodki, cierpki, taninowy i dość goryczkowy. Nasuwa się skojarzenie z Quadruplem nowofalowym :)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Dark brown with minimal head. Dark fruit some farmyard funk. Malty spiciness. Excellent... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (669) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black color that turns into dark red with a light. Light brown head. Aroma has plums, caramel, ripe fruits, licorice and coffee. Taste is first a bit sweet with some sour aspects but turns into quite dry and somewhat bitter long aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, licorice, coffee, port, plums, ripe fruits. Quite intense and interesting one.


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