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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 816   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.


Boekanier's rating

3.8
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Big bottle from surdyks. Enjoyed with commonmac for monumental beer #1000. Plum with thick semi creamy off white head. Dark fruit nose with some funk, fits the bill for a Belgian quad. Flavor is very complex. Plum, tartness, yeast, maybe some cherry. Balance sweet, tart, funk, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is full, medium high effervescent, spicy. The layers here are outstanding. Pretty boozy, but well done. Bottom of bottle brought more yeast sediment and more funkiness. Didn’t know if I would stick with this for 1000 beers, but this is just a common guy proud to be there, proud to have done it the right way, and proud to join the 1000 beer club. Cue shot of me riding off into the sunset, but maybe grabbing another beer on the way out...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2016
750ml bottle picked up at Surdyk’s and consumed with commonshawn. It’s an emotional moment as this is the celebration of RateBeer 1,000. Hard to believe we’ve finally arrived at this milestone. Moeder Lambic glass acting as the perfect consumption vessel. A deep, murky reddish brown color...maybe even caramel. Nose has a heavy sweetness with plums, raisins, and a lead in to a big alcohol presence to come. The taste is heavy on dark fruit as well with a plum/raisin/maybe cherry quality. Caramel and malty backbone that isn’t content to simply linger in the background. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and has a bready feel to it. There is an ever present sweetness. The second glass of the large share bottle seems to have a bit more character to the mouthfeel...almost more vibrant and assertive. The alcohol warmth is obvious and it doesn’t hide from its high ABV. A great choice for #1,000 and the perfect setting to consume...one of the best quads available.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (355) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
Komplex, ausgewogen und für meinen Geschmack einer der besten Quadrupel der Welt. Eine Geschmacksgranate. 0,1/1 Jetson vom Fass beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016 in Leuven.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1565) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11° by De Halve Maan at Mordor na Domaniewskiej Bardzo cacy, owocki, rodzynki, troche kawy, troche chleba, slodkawo... Tylko za bardzo przyprawowo jak dla mnie, i kolendra jest... Nie moj

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (489) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 12, 2016
Hatalmas, tartós, bézs hab, szinte fekete szín. Pörkölt malátás, feketecsokis illat. Édes, feketecsokis, aszaltgyümölcsös, fűszeres ízvilág. Enyhe keserű, közepes szénsav, hatalmas test. Nagyon finom, bár egy picit émelygősen édes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Deep caramel color. Thick and sticky tan head. Lots of alcohol and caramel in the aroma. Taste is strong brown sugar, malt and a little metallic. Body warms a lot. Very full flavored. Slight chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle at BEL. Dark reddish amber color with a lasting tan head. The aroma is nice, raisins, prunes, bananas, brown sugar. Flavor is similar, medium sweet, overripe fruits, but leaves a little to be desired. Smooth feel, slight heat but booze well hidden. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miirab (7) - - JUN 1, 2016 does not count
Bottled at home. A beer with very nice palate, amber dark color, full long lasting foam.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (622) - 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 (594) - 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.


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