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

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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


KombatAle's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KombatAle (129) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (595) - PORTUGAL - MAY 27, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 15.58. AROMA: solventy alcohol aroma with slight notes of dried plums. faint roast notes. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear with ruby body against light. large tanned, moussy head with good persistance. lace formation. TASTE: peppery and almost solventy alcohol presence (hdpe, solvent). moderately sweet background with caramelized background. low bitterness with a semi-dry to dry finish. PALATE: high carbonation with medium-light body. alcohol warmth presence. slight astringency. OVERALL: a belgian dark strong ale with a bit strong on the higher alcohols.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jultsu (580) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
BBE 22.07.2018. Mukava tiheä samettinen vaahto, burgundinruskea väri. Tuoksu makeahkon viettelevän tuima. Suutuntuma mukavasti suussa polttelevaa alkoholia, nautittava quadi.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1147) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Lovely foam and with an aroma of fresh dades, raisins and caramel. Taste is slightly burnt brown sugar, sweet dried dark fruits and lovely sweet dark toffee. I’m no true Belgian beer fanatic, but this one is a knocker. Slightly warming sensation from the alcohol, but no sharpness whatsoever.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalspice (541) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Mørkt med et rødbrunt skjær. Høyt, beigt skum. Herlig. kompleks duft med mye banan sammen med marsipan, svisker, eik og vanilje. Smaken er tykk og kompleks med mye tørket frukt. Merker ikke mye til alkoholen.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (422) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2016
Une des premières bières que j’ai bues. Je la redécouvre et la trouve encore meilleure que dans mes souvenirs. Nez : de la levure, un fond caramel et des notes des pommes confites, un fond café. Bouche très ronde très équilibrée, du corps : la levure est moins présente, on a plus de caramel, un peu de café, un fond très bourbon. Des petites notes d’alcool parmi un effervescence pas si faible pour un titrage à 11. Superbe équilibre, très gourmande. Vraiment superbe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
Een echte Belgische quad, ik heb spannender gehad echter. Netjes gebrouwen maar voor mijn smaak redelijk zoet en wat vlak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (56) - - APR 30, 2016
330 ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Large off white head with plenty of lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (117) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours dark amber with an off-white head, that diminishes slowly in a crater like form. Yeast, roasted malts, brown sugar, banana, raisins. Full body and fizzy carbonation. Sweet and maybe to sweet in the long run.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (1296) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 25, 2016
Mahagony brown/red with a frothy beige head. Aromas of spices, herbs are dominant with notes of coriander, dark fruits and a dash of fennel. Fine carbonations smooth and full bodied. Light sweet-dry and lasting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (271) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2016
Bottle at importer. Very dark red colour with a longlasting white head. Nose of red berries. Taste is medium sweetness with some red fruity notes. Very nice brew!


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