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

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common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 769   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.


bkurtz's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1018) - - JAN 25, 2013
poured dark brown with an amber tint, big head and some lacing. Rich, dried fruit and bready aroma. Taste is not as nice as the aroma with alcohol and a bit astringent. It has quite a kick and not so well balanced. Uneven finish, a subpar quad.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (453) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Got this bottle from @Beergium a few days ago and today it’s #friday so why not open it?

Best before May 2019 so it should be drinkable... ;)

The beer pours hazy, dark brown, nutty colour. Beige, fluffy, creamy, beige head.

Nose: Nuts, toffee, roasted caramel malt, molasses, raisin and candied sugar.
Taste: Oh! This is good! Again candied sugar, molasses, nuts, oak, spices, black pepper, brown sugar, raisin, dried fruit, almond, coffee and honey. The taste gives so much more than the nose! I’m impressed!
Mouthfeel: Creamy, soft, sweet and bitter. A bit alcohol warmth. Medium body. High carbonation.

A bottle of LOVE!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Renekof (14) - - FEB 3, 2016
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Though not one of the elite Quads, it is certainly a beer to be admired. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick off-white head. Aromas and flavors of caramel, dark fruit, candied sugar and a tinge of alcohol. The body was pretty thick for a Quad and somewhat chewy. Certainly not a beer that I could drink more than 9 or 10 oz of in one sitting due to its heavy body and sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1334) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Nice and decent quadrupel but feels a bit too easy to drink. In taste caramel, toasted notes. Sweet and sticky. Good but cannot be compared to the big quad players.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RDBrewery (3) - Lede, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Strong beer... very dark. Taste of forest fruits, sticky in throath. Nice foam. One is fine, two is ok, but three would be to much ;-)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. BBE Oct/2016. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, some dark fruits, Belgian yeast and malts. Nothing special. No signs of aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Dark brown pour to tulip, persistent medium tan head. Aroma of molasses, nuts, yeast. Heavy sweet malt, moderately chewy, mineral, mild bitterness in finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1953) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
Dark brown with an off white head - Dark malt aroma with some fruity hints - Dark malt body with some dark sweet fruits and some yeasty notes - The malt goes into the finish - This was nice

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
horto008 (180) - Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Excellent. The aroma was outstanding..had a corked bomber, and popping it resulted in immediate awesome. Hoppy enough that it balances out the sweetness you normally get from a quad. The beer is ’sticky’ and coats the mouth along with having a lacing head that you just about have to spoon out.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cerbier (588) - - JAN 23, 2016
0,3l Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier mit toller Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Röstmalzen und leicht nach Weinbrand. Im Geschmack angenehm, sehr gut abgestimmt. Es schmeckt nach Röstmalzen und Kaffee.


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