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

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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GLeboutte (3) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
C’est ma meilleure bičre du monde, supérieure selon moi ŕ 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!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Trappis**d (22) - 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!!

4.8
   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!

4.8
   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

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamesie1857 (1559) - 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 (1373) - 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 (217) - 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 (74) - 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 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.


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