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

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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8294) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a massive beige head and a sourish aroma. There is a rich plum and treacle flavor that is hella tasty. A nice quad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
Bouteille et quelle bonne surprise venant de cette brasserie brugeoise. De couleur rousse/cuivre, elle offre une mousse épaisse beige; Arôme subtile de malt, sucre candi et fruité la place très haute dans mes favorites du style. Ce nez fruité est profond allant vers la prune avec peut-être de la pomme? Au palais, elle présente toutes les bonnes caractéristiques d’une quad, mélangeant parfaitement sucre candi, malt pale et caramel ainsi que des fruits noirs laissant une fine couche d’amertume qui se fond à merveille avec un niveau d’alcool qui est bien présent sans pour cela prendre totalement le dessus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft at Yard House - CIncinnati. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves spots of film. Notes of figs, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, toast, sweet bread, cake, earth, and dates. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet and actually kind of toasty mouthfeel. Rich and tasty. ABV is pretty much masked. Good quad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Almost black very dark red brown body. Solid roasted malt caramel straw cocoa aroma and flavor with a nice hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. Well balanced and the alcohol is hidden very well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Dark brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of alcohol and bread, faint dark bread. Some fruit too. Yeasty. perhaps melon and mango. Flavor is heavy sweet, finish moderate bitter and a bit astringent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 Bottle from Beermerchants. Deep ruby with a fine cappuccino collar going the distance. Deep enticingly Belgian aroma; mouldering plum, dark mushy grape skins, orange liqueur stirred with a Twiglet, star anise, maybe some spiced green tea...not to mention a hearty dose of booze. Hot, yeasty and slick with an instant burn in the throat; wheat and orange peel tang, squashy stone fruits not quite dried, aniseed, finishing alcohol. Hard work at first, especially if its the first beer of the night, but opens up with a certain Belgian..something. A sharer, even in a 330ml bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a big dark cream head. Toffee and light yeast aroma with light dark fruits. Toffee and light caramel flavor with light spice and light yeast. Medium bodied. Toffee and light yeast lingers with light spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle with a best before of December 2013. Pours with an absolutely massive, creamy, lively, lightly tan head over a murky brown body. Hugely overcarbonated. Very fine bubbles. Good retention. Decent to good lacing. Aroma of ginger, clove, brown sugar, dark fruit and booze. Hugely phenollicy and estery. Clove, nutmeg, curacao orange, pear. Perfumey and floral. Hard to tell if there is a hop note with all the strong esters (interplay?). Malt bill is bready, special b (raisiny), dark fruit, caramelized. Eye watering amount of aromatics. Vanilla. Flavors of alcohol, dark fruit, bitter curacao orange, spicy, persimmons, complex. Bitter balance, a decent richness and boozy. Huge esters, phenols. Pear. Floral, aromatic. Huge warming and fusel alcohol presence. Lively to fizzy bubbles, lingering bitter. Carbonation builds the body. Intense and off balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at Mikey’s event. Pours a dark amber/brown color with a medium beige head. A big nutty and berries nose. Some heat, toffee, caramel, strawberries, a bit of tobacco. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 12/2013
Sweetish aroma has some solvent and plastic glue, pear and alcohol. Sweet flavour contains solvent, alcohol, raisins and wood. Warming and drinkable quad, but not very nice due to the sharp alcohol in taste.
7+3+7+3+15=3.5

33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05/2014
Aroma has raisins, ripe fruits and some sugary tones. Flavour has ripe fruits, some gluey tones, raisins and alcohol. Also some whisky-like wiidy notes. Very foamy palate. Interesting, there is still alcohol and glue present but somehow I like this more.
8+4+7+3+14=3.6


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