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%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (293) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 Donkerbruin, tegen het zwart aan, bier met rijke romige crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Heerlijk vol aroma. Je ruikt drop, caramel, rozijnen, chocolade. Heerlijk intense, volle smaak (licht zoetig) Bier met een stevig karakter. Smaken van mout, gebrande koffie, peperkoek, kruiden, toffee, chocolade. Heel uitgebreid smakenpallet, er gebeurt heel veel in de mond. En dan die afdronk !! Dit bier proef je door en door !! Meesterwerkje dit !!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GLeboutte (5) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
C’est ma meilleure bière du monde, supérieure selon moi à la Westvleteren 12. Elle est riche et forte, complexe, elle a de la douceur et de la finesse, et une forte personnalité. Avec ses 11 degrés d’alcool, il ne faut pas se tromper de moment pour la déguster ! This is my best beer in the world, in my opinion superior to the Westvleteren 12. It is rich and strong, complex, it has softness and delicacy, and a strong personality. And 11 degrees of alcohol, so choose carefully the right time to drink it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Trappis**d (34) - Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Absolutely stonking! Give me a swimming pool of this Belgium lovelyness and dive right in from the 30 metre board!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Orgeogre (10) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle drunk at home day after buying so cloudy and yeasty. This is a fantastic quad! I shall ttry another after a few weeks in the cellar and will probably give it 20/20. Superbe prune and malt flvour without a sticky sweetnessand a fine carbonation.. SH beers are, for me, amogst the best Belgians. I’m surprised that this gets such a low average score!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mikerodrigo (5) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
This was is a great, complex beer with a great aroma and palate. Flavors kept coming far after the beer travels past your tongue. Enjoy!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamesie1857 (1865) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
racaille (13) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (354) - 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 è stata servita. A metà bicchiere ho avvertito però 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 è 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leghorn99 (201) - 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 caffè tostato e malto, con avvertenze liquorose. Al palato si mostra ancora di ottima complessità, sapori di frutti rossi (ciliegie), uva passa, frutti di bosco; il tutto è 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Holmen2 (2643) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Bottel shared with JMD at HNB 11.05.13. Dark brown. Fantastically nice beige head. Aroma of hops and berries. First taste is of dark berries, then of refreshing hops. Aftertaste is of dark malt with hop bitterness that lingers on. Average carbonation. A suberb beer, and the best quadrupel I’ve tasted.

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