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


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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

Boekanier's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boekanier (57) - - NOV 23, 2013
Good quadruple. Pours a dark beer with an off-white head. Aroma: dried fruits, caramel, alcohol. Taste: sweet with a sweet and slighty bitter finish. Palate: exemplary for the style, good carbonation. Very nice quadruple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (122) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Taste of coffee, raisin, licorice and malt sweetness. With some alcohol warmth. Nice Belgian. Medium mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (836) - LATVIA - MAY 24, 2015
Dark brown with good light brown head. Dark bread aroma. Rich complex taste full of fruity yeast notes and roasted bittternes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaris (52) - - MAY 24, 2015
Dark, a bit cloudy appearance. Rich palete - bitter and sour, with the same for aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma contains caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is malty with some spices and boozy notes. Tons of nutiness. Overall a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma: Medium candi sugar, bready, toasty. Light hops, spicy. Light peachy, banana. Appearance: Medium-hazy amber body. Medium, frothy, light-brown head. Flavour: Medium-high spicy alcohols, floral. Alcoholic finish. Light malty, toasty. Mouthfeel: light body. High carbonation. Medium warming. Overall: Unimpressive. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (281) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
Pours reddish brown. Copper rocky head. High aromas of chocolate, pie, prunes, tobacco, honey, coffee, bilberry... Powerful and vinous. Sweet, creamy. Long finish with no real bitterness. A fine dessert ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (40) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
Foam: medium creamy beige head Colour: cloudy red dark brown to black Aroma: malty, with some hops and sweetness included, dark fruits, herbs Taste: strong malty taste, sweet beer, grassy finish of hops on first, bur further roasted malts, a caramel taste, hints of coffee, drayed dark fruits, raisin, plums, anise-coriander-spicy, dark sugar, full-bodied, sticky and lightly syrupy palate with medium carbonation with more complex flavours, really enjoyable for those who like this kind of style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poolstar (19) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
amber beer, strong malt,caramel,warming feel of port as a aftertaste,maybe a nice beer to finsh the evening would not be able to drink many of these though as 11%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (88) - SPAIN - APR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Compra: www.cervezasespeciales.com Opinion: Buena cerveza aunque tampoco excepcional. Se nota cierto sabor como a regaliz en ella.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2512) - Arkansas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at a BOSS meeting. Pours amber with a very creamy persistent off white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, some dark fruits, malty. Flavor follows. Alcohol was noticeable. Thin bodied. Very nice beer.

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