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


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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 (4386) - 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 (4958) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2714) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Flaska från SB. Ca 1 år gammal. Mahognyfärgad, klar vätska med högt, tjockt och bestående skum. Snyggt. Alkoholburna dofter av torkad frukt, söt tobak, belgisk jäst. Kraftig smak med värmande alkohol, söt, marsipan, torkad frukt, sherry, madeira, tobak, fuktigt trä, rejäl efterbeska. Riktigt trevlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2416) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Pours a deep dark amber/brown with a slight beige head. Potent aroma of dark fruits, chocolate toffee, caramel, brown sugar, coffee. Very nice quadrupel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (641) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a dark cognac colored brown with a large lasting tan head, light lacing. Aroma has caramel malt, yeast with dark fruit esters and some raisins and black figs. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness to mellow out the sweetness and sweet alcohol notes. Palate is a full , creamy, slightly thick and sticky mouth feel, good carbonation. Finish has very rich flavor,same attributes as taste with some brown sugar and a lingering caramel malt and sweet alcohol flavors. Alcohol seems well hidden but you feel it in the end. Overall a very good, delicious and flavorful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1820) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body. The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits. The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish. The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Very well done..

   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 (300) - 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.

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