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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: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Profanity (17) - Espoo, - MAR 22, 2014
Quick rate to remember buy this also on next trip to Belgian border. Great quadruppel, full of dark fruity aromas, rich bodied and balanced.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rarbring (1556) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of sherry, dried banana, chocolate, vanilla and oak.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting caramel, sherry, chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: A very good beer. Balance and fortitude.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-12-25.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel, sugar syrup, citrus fruits, spices. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify slowly, toffee, caramel, ripe, sweet fruits, lively carbonation. Overall: excellent Quadrupel, not too overpowering in terms of sweetness. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pedo (5) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
Longlasting smoked taste, some fruits as well. High amount of alcohol noticable in the taste. Nice colour. Aroma not very noticable when cold. A very fine quadrupel, probably best in the winter

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (70) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle fem one of the grocery in Brussels. Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, is an intense beer, dark in colour and full in taste. Of course not as good as Rochefort 10 or La Trappe Quadrupel but still good actually.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1792) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
Deep mahogany brown with a creamy cream-coloured head. Aromas of fresh allspice, cinnamon, cloves, molasses and dried currants. The first taste is a violently puffy and exploded on the tongue before llowing sensations of orange peel and allspice again to come through. Maybe some crystalised ginger and apple strudel? Dry finishing. A tasty devil.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1780) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Served cold at the brewery :( Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that dies almost instantly. The nose is sweet with toffee and caramel notes, dried fruit aromas of prune and raisin about. A bit effervescent on the first sip with a first impression of a syrupy and rich brew. Rich malt profile with a bit of candy sugar and prune notes. Not overly robust but has a nice boozy accent. A good quad!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cram (13) - - DEC 14, 2014
Alles komt samen in deze quad. Mijn absolute all time favoriet. Prachtige afdronk. Dit is mijn bier.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bhovingh (4) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Lekkere quadrupel. Zachte smaak van caramel en zoethout. Schuim is snel verdwenen. Topbier!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maus (41) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from bottle. Served cold, a bit too much maybe. Head dissipates fast, yet the bottle is overcarbonated. Hence, palate is a bit too bubbly on the tongue. Aroma is sweet raisins, malt and caramel. Taste is absolutely wonderful, mellow, malty and candylike. Just a touch too much fizz in my bottle unfortunately. A great quad in all means.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (54) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
Suikerachtige aroma doet fris en licht fruitig aan. Prachtig om te zien mahony kleurig en een mooie crème kleurige volle wolkachtige schuimkraag. Krachtig bij binnenkomst met medium carbonatie, doet denken aan rum suiker en caramel en heel licht houtachtig, zonder al teveel diepgang (zacht).


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