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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Red-amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy powerfull yeasty aroma. Great plumb nótes. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice powerfull fruity notes. Long great finish. Creamy palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
7th February 2011
On Tap at the Bekeerde Suster, Amsterdam. Clear dark red beer, big cream coloured head. The head tastes of fruity sherbet! Rich complex beer. Dr Pepper and creamy malt kick off. Mild licorice spice. Caramel. A little fruit salad sweets towards the finish. Minerals. Carbonated bite in the finish. A really tasty lip smacking beer, hides the 11.0% really well. Lovely!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
dark brown, smooth beige head. Aroma is raisins dark fruits, mildsweet malts. Heavy. Flavor is dark malty, mild raisins, mild sweet malty, dark fruity.well balanced, mild but not faint. Great taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a massive beige head and a sourish aroma. There is a rich plum and treacle flavor that is hella tasty. A nice quad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottled sample at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color with a medium sized brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of berries, cherries and brown sugar. The taste is big brown sugar notes, toffee, berries, bready notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle - hazy purple - clingy, thick lace for something so strong - nose of plum, fig, treacle, vinous notes, doughy yeast - quite a creamy body for the strength - sweet treacle/pudding up front, followed by fairly complex notes of plum, raisin, chocolate - dries out a bit through the middle, bringing notes of spices and dried flowers - finish of fruit skins, spice and an almost barleywine-ish maltiness - nicely balanced and quite tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
33 cl bottle. Dark brown body with an offwhite head that sticks to the glass. Caramel, chocolate and coffee in the nose. The taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate and flavor of coffee in it. There’s a slight bitterness on the background. Great beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Deep red-brown colour. Aroma is of sweet, dark fruits and a little port. Very effervescent on the tongue. Texture is thick. General flavour is of strong sweet fruity malts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Classic quad profile. Aromas and flavors of dark fruit, prune, caramelized stonefruit, banana, molasses, cola, spices and Belgium yeast. Smooth, medium-medium-plus body, with fine carbonation and a touch of bitterness in the relatively sweet/semi-dry finish.. Alcohol is very well integrated. Well balanced. Elegant, lingering nuances of cola, spice and Belgium yeast. Solid, though not my absolute favorite. Overall, I guess I prefer a little more concentration in my quad. This was elegant throughout, which I'm sure will make many people happy. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a deep umber dark mahogany color with a big frothy eggshell foam. On the nose there is a big dose of cola, caramel and a touch of boozy figs. The palate is rich chewy and full of balanced flavors that match the nose nicely. Solid quad !


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