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

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common

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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


Trappist1's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (427) - Diest, - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown, beide head. Nose: caramel, alts, dried fruits, nuts, hint of alcohol, spices. Taste: chocolate, bit of caramel, alcohol. well carbonated, bitter touch in the aftertaste, strong alcoholic body, sweet, warm, very levelled out.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian83 (12) - sqGat, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2014
Excel·lent cervesa quadrupel a la altura de la rochefort 10 i la st bernardus 12 abt. Boníssima.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MelvinKalksma (8) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
What the hell can I say about this beer? This is probably, what am I saying, THIS IS THE BEST beer I have ever tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (437) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4109) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
750ml corked bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate with hints of licorice. Taste is dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with generous carbonation leaving a very pleasant sensation on the palate. Nicely done and recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (874) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Fruity with notes of dried fruit and alcohol, sweet and light caramely, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and medium bitter with notes of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (414) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
Frische Flasche (33 cl) von Belgianbeerz.com. - Rötliches Kastanienbraun, enorme Schaumentwicklung. - In der Nase typische obergärig-esterige Fruchtigkeit, brauner Zucker und eine leicht weinige Note (Portwein). - Antrunk schwer dunkelmalzig, mit leicht sirupähnlicher aber noch gut eingebundener Malzsüße und Noten von reifen Pflaumen, Kirsche und Karamel, dazu ein Hauch von Weihnachtsgewürzen. Mild rezent, vollmundig, samtig im Mund. Im Abgang geschickt abgerundet durch nicht besonders kräftige aber deutliche krautig-holzige Hopfenherbe. - Sehr angenehmes Quad, wenngleich keine geschmackliche Offenbarung. Hätte durch längere Lagerung wahrscheinlich gewonnen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (709) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12oz bottle at Woodruff's. Pours a dark brown color with a lot of frothy head. Mildly sweet and lots of caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (228) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 18, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper, $11.99 Another powerful pop when I removed the cage and cork. No spillage. Lots of foam so I’m waiting for that to settle down. Okay, it has a deep brown kind of mahogany colour to it, looks to be clear. The foam is off white bordering on tan. I see nice lacing. I smell some sweet goodness. Caramel malt that fades into a port like nose that also has some fruity aromas going on. That’s not all; I get some notes of chocolate and some cherries. Some alcohol as well but it’s pretty well masked. The taste is less sweet than I would have guessed. A port like flavour greets me at the door followed by toffee, figs, some cherries that add a mere hint of tartness. I also get more than a hint of the abv...lots of warming ensues. I wish more of the Port stood out but this is certainly tasty enough without that happening. Despite the big pop on opening and the great looking foam I see after every pour, I’d call the carbonation on the near delicate side. This is a beer and brewery that I’ve never even heard about, probably saw it on the shelves in FT Collins but never noticed, but I really like this one a lot. It has a comforting feel to it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (158) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, bb 11-2015. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: brown sugar, boozy, dark fruits. Taste: chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, espresso, hint of mint, cinnamon, pepper. Sweet, some bitterness in the finish. Creamy, medium to full body, well carbonated. Sweet and bitter boozy (brown rum?) finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (77) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Dark brown beer with a litle head. Strong beer, fruity smels. Taste like fruit and some strong alcohol. A good strong beer.


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