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

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


KombatAle's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, - MAY 19, 2013
Poured amber/dark color with a white head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast and caramel. Very nice ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (62) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep brown. Aroma is candied malt. Taste is dark fruits, BOOZE, malty yeastiness, strong sweetness. Finish is almost sickly with some bitterness on the tail end. Like a less complex Rochefort.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronisa73 (8) - drammen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Flott skum, fyldig smak, morsom řl som man ikke drikker mange av. Smakte denne i Cornwall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Vörösesbarna színe és krémszerű, rövid életű habja van, mely egy pár milliméter vastagságú gyűrű formájában mindvégig megmarad a pohár falán. Telt és gazdag illatok tömkelegét fedezhetjük fel benne, aszalt gyümölcsök, szilva, narancs képei sejlenek fel, édeskés, süteményes fűszerek aromái áradnak belőle. Kellőképpen sokszínű ízvilágának alapvető jellemzője a likőrös, de ésszerű keretek között megmaradó, elegánsan édeskés, marcipános jelleg az alkohol hangsúlyos és melengető jelenlétével.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1325) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours dark dark brown with low off white head Aromas of belgo yeast, mud, molasses, Taste is peppery, has notes of belgo yeast, spices

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours deep brown to black with medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, figs, rye bread, spices. Taste is very spicy and peppery, sweet with dark fruit in the finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, roasted malts, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, raisins, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gmonroe10 (238) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, reddish tint, with a massive soft, solid cream head. Looks fantastic. Taste does not disappoint! Dark red fruits, chocolate, no alcohol taste at all. Wow. One of my favorite beers of late!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
Medium brown head. Hazy dark brown body. Malty rock sugar and spice aroma with licorice notes. Sweet, and somewhat dry, licorice and spice taste with herbal cinnamon notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy cinnamon and toasted sugar aftertaste with vanilla and minerals notes. Nice and drinkable. Aftertaste is perhaps a bit short. (0.75l bottle, shared at de Vlaamsche Pot, Bruges.)

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (53) - - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours dark, dark mahogany with a billowy tan head. Taste is full of dried fruits with some lingering chocolate and alcohol. Full mouthfeel and nice carbonation.


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