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

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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Draft at Beer Art, Thessaloniki, Greece - pours beautiful dark, brown-red with huge tan-white lasting head. Big dark plums, nice esters, and dried fruit notes with a bittering hopped finish. Very good, lacing is gorgeous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (283) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a small light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is dark red brown. Aroma contains molasses, forest fruits, malts, dough, licorice, raisin, plum, brown sugar, alcohol. Flavor starts off sweet and light bitter, to finish bitter and astringent, a bit dry with some alcohol. Light acidity is noticeable all the way. Body is medium, texture creamy and carbonation is soft. There is not much development in flavors but there is a lot of aroma's and the overall taste is just great. Love it!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (282) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Roasted malt aroma. Strong alcohol taste. A bit sweet. Somewhat soapy. Creamy in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (280) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Well, once again- quad is not my style of choice. Typical dark quad. not bad, but could be more intense.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (279) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
pours very dark copper color with a nice light brown head.aroma is sweet and floral.very complex flavours going on,raisins,caramel,malt,hops and a slight grapefruit undertone to it.nicely carbonated with a fizzy dry finish.overall this is very nice.for a quadrupel i was expecting something more sweet with a heavy presence of alchohol.more hopped than i was expecting and for 11 percent the alchohol doesnt stand out but complements all the other flavours.wasnt what i was expecting and im glad i tried this one

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 15, 2015
Die Farbe erinnert an Cola. Dunkelbraun rötlich klar mit hellbraunem unregelmäßigem Schaum. Geruch: Süß, getrocknete Pflaumen, karamellisierter Zucker. Geschmack: überraschend wenig süß, dafür überraschend bitter. Aromen von Erwachsenenlakritz und Kaffee sowie Röstmalz. Das Bier verspricht sehr viel in der Nase, kann das dann im Geschmack nicht ganz halten. Dennoch gutes Bier!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2012
Aroma is toffee, fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, malt, dark fruit, and a little alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
Direttamente da Bruges una birra incredibile. Saltano subito al naso gli aromi di caffč e porto, luppolo assente. La birra nel bicchiere č di colore scuro impenetrabile con un bel cappello di schiuma dorato e persistente. In bocca si sprigiona tutto il suo carattere maltoso: cioccolato, caffč, una punta di liquerizia, uvetta e porto si uniscono per una bevuta gloriosa. Carbonazione giustamente elevata, corpo pienissimo e bella sensazione alcolica in bocca; non esagerata, non stucchevole. Una vera birra da meditazione e invecchiamento.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (271) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 19, 2012
Aroma intenso, complejo, elegante, completo. Destacan notas a maltas tostadas, caramelo, frutas y algo de madera. En cuanto al aspecto, color obscuro con ligeros destellos rubí a contra luz. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación de ligera a media. Corona de espuma muy abundante y esponjosa al momento de servir, de mediana retención quedando finalmente una capa de espuma hasta el último trago, a pesar de no ser tan amplia como lo es al momento de servirla. En boca destacan los sabores vinosos, ligeramente maltas tostadas y notas dulces en virtud de su refermentación en botella. Al paladar se nota en primera instancia un agradable escozor en lengua proveniente de su carbonatación. Posteriormente sus notas vinosas y potencia alcohólica sorprenden, notandose rápidamente un aumento en el calor corporal. Su dulce final y excelente equilibrio dejan sensaciones placenteras al beber esta genial cerveza. Como final podemos seńalar que se ha bebido una excelente cerveza estilo Quadrupel. Sabores y aromas complejos, bouquet genial, y un final completo y elegante. su potencia alchólica es evidente ya que hablamos de una cerveza de 11%. Definitivamente sabosa y única.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (267) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur le chocolat amer, la fourrure, les épices, touche de banane. Bouche ŕ l’attaque ample, une matičre moyenne, des amers marqués et une finale un peu abrupte. Bičre bien faite mais loin de mes préférées.


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