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

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamesie1857 (1423) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle - a near black, near perfect beer. This was quality. Lots of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, fruit, malt... oh, so many. Very complex beer, well balanced with a boozy warm kick at the end. Need another now! Waiter!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1105) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Tartós hab, sürü sör, melyről már a kiöntésekor érződik az extrém alkoholfok, ami az ízét is dominálja, édeskéssé teszi. Majdnem maximum, bár ebben kicsit benne van a hely varázsa is (a helyszínen, Brugge-ben, a sörfőzdében kóstolva).

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
racaille (12) - - NOV 16, 2013
Une bière avec beaucoup de goût. Goût huileux que j'adore. Dommage que elle se digère difficilement. Une de mes préférées malgré tout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (128) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Ottima quadrupel. Dal colore marrone scuro con riflessi rosso rubino. Schiuma abbondante, persistente e fine, leggermente marroncina. L’aroma mi ha lasciato interdetto: nei primi minuti si sentiva molto la polvere. Confido che non sia quello proprio della birra, quanto un difetto della bottiglia o del modo in cui mi č stata servita. A metŕ bicchiere ho avvertito perň del piacevole liquoroso, nonché del buon maltato e fruttato. In bocca si avvertono soprattutto sentori di Porto, uva passa e prugna. Nella prima parte del sorso č una vera esplosione di sapori (fruttato, ma subito dopo il Porto). Leggero tostato nel finale. Retrogusto abbastanza persistente. Carbonizzazione notevole, ma non eccessiva. Non va assolutamente bevuta appena tolta dal frigo, come del resto ogni Quadrupel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leghorn99 (17) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 22, 2014
Dal colore marrone scuro con riflessi rosso rubino; schiuma abbondante, fine, cremosa e di buona persitenza. Aroma molto complesso, con prevalenza di fruttato (frutti rossi, mirtilli, ribes, more), accompagnato da picchi di caffč tostato e malto, con avvertenze liquorose. Al palato si mostra ancora di ottima complessitŕ, sapori di frutti rossi (ciliegie), uva passa, frutti di bosco; il tutto č accompagnato da sapori leggermente tostati e frutta sotto spirito, buonissima la presenza liquorosa con sentori di Porto. Retrogusto lungo, buona carbonazione. Ottima produzione del birrificio de Halve Maan, e ottima anche la concorrenza ad altre produzioni di pari categoria.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Beautiful beer. Draft at Cheeky Monk, proper glassware. Poured a really nice had which persisted throughout the session. Lovely, sweet nose. Flavor was big yet very approachable, none of the wild notes I sometimes find in Belgian strongs. Compared next to St Bernardus 12 and preferred the nose and palate of this one. Delightful!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikkellund42 (560) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle at Boekencafe Schrijvers, Eindhoven. Pours dark copper brown almost black with creamy lasting off-white head. Aroma is very fragrant with malt, caramel, apples, melon, yeast, wine and alcohol with hints of dill and fennel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is creamy with good carbonation. Finish is heavy bitter with licorice, yeast and strong fruity notes. Very good beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeckmantx (1) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013 does not count
Dark, really good beer. Creamy head. Slight after taste or would be perfect. I bought at random in a Liege Belgium grocery along with three others. This was definitely the best of the group. Not as sweet as Rochefort 10 (my favorite other than Westvleteren 12) but good enough that I will definitely recommend and buy again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2011
I’ve never been keen on giving perfect scores but this beer comes really close to it. I’ve heard about this beer in a magazine and it was called out as being ’beer of the month’. By a stupid coincidence I stumbled across it two days ago. The bar we were in had it on tap also!! It looks astonishing. Served in the original glass it gives a huge creamy foamy head. The beer itself is dark, almost ruby red. Really mysterious. When tasted, your tongue will explode by all the flavours. Red fruit, different types of grains and candy sugar to name a few. And they all mask the alcohol in it. Because this bad boy carries a stunnig 11.2% knockout blow. I had two that evening and it was great. I can defintely recommend you this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3255) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Prawie doskonale piwo. Wspanialy aromat slodowo czekoladowy, daktylowy. W smaku piernik, czekolada troche kawy i karmelu. Slodkawy posmak ale taki przyjemny z klasa smak. Finisz slodko rozgrzewajacy. Ciut alkocholowy. Ale swietnie to wszystko zgrane. Niewielka niana ale kolor czarny jak imperialny stout. Czworniak godny polecenia


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