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


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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4389) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2013
33 cl. bb Aug. 2016. Deep mahogany with a ring and smattering of bubbles. Aroma is chocolate toffee, dark grapes, dates, marshmallow and plum. Taste is cocoa, merlot, white pepper, clove, caramel, prunes and plum. Lightly toasted oak plus touches of cured tobacco and soy on the long finish. Medium-heavy body strikes a delicate balance and shows a gentle touch of abv warmth. Also has a higher level of carbonation than I like, but it seems likely the flare-ups in the mouth help to ease the richness of this brew more than they detract.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4963) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Poured a huge super tight foamy super light beige head over a super deep amber/brown body. Aroma is sweet, sugar, dark fruit, plums, prunes, raisins, dates, alcohol, dough, yeast, rotting banana, bubble gum, chocolate, bready. Flavor is solid, raisin, dates, chocolate, yeast, nutts, rotting bananas, bubble gum, slight slight alcohol. Palate was full, syrupy, and lighter carbonation. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falstaf (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2013
Bière brune-rougeâtre au col couleur crème assez solide. Arôme de fruits noirs, de raisins secs et de caramel. Goût de caramel et de mélasse, de fruits noirs et puis arrive le chocolat au lait, le miel et un rien d’alcool. Un bière plus qu’agréable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mpuntmuts (142) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Dark brown pour with medium sized off white head. Great first smell! Raisins and other dried fruits and sweet roasted malts and burnt sugar. Wow, fantastic flavors gather in my mouth. The plummy dried fruits which I am really fond of. Not overly sweet with a nice bitter linger. Caramel and coffee/chocolate. There?s some sour in it too. Medium to full body with not too high of a carbonation and somewhat dry finish. Way better then expected. Good Quad! !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a dark brown-amber with light tan head. Aroma is a fix of fruit, spices, wheat and some yeast. Taste is similar to aroma but with stronger fruit and spices and a yeast/wheat aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (301) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Color ámbar muy oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que desaparece rápidamente; aromas marcados a malta tostada, caramelo, frutos negros y brandy; en boca entrada maltosa y licorosa con notas a especias y alcohol bien integrado aunque sus 11º se acaban notando; cerveza con buen cuerpo amargor muy sutil y trago corto; pos gusto demasiado seco lo que la desvalora un poco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Dark fruit, spices, sugar, caramel, malt. Nice lingering plummy aftertaste. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with airy light tan head. Sweet, clear aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and chocolate. Ditto flavour, with touches of coffee. Bitter, boozy notes. Sweetish finish. Nice. Really nice. I just love Quadrupel :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, 11%. Good caramelly aroma, creamy with a distinct alcohol note. Almost clear dark brown colour. Small frothy off-white head. The flavour is sweet and alcoholic. Has a little tobacco and salt. Fruity notes in the finish. Warming alcohol, but not boozy at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1661) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Mid to dark brown, reasonably translucent. A fair bit of carbs and khaki head. Full aroma of molasses and plum pudding. The taste is sweet but manages to stay rounded. There’s a full alcoholic kick as well. Very warming on a horrid January night.

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