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

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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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
Gaultier (980) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeasty, fruity, dried fruit. Taste: Yeasty, fruity, dried fruit, sweet, notes of chocolate(?). Body is full, warming alcohol in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (1232) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Delhaize supermarket Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark brown colour with small white head.Taste of black fruits, brown sugar and Belgian yeast.Perfect balanced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums & figs), and some chocolate; Warm finish; Nicely balanced and complex; Very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a deep reddish brown with haze. Small head lasted about 20 seconds. Serious aroma with powerful strong dark fruits, sweet candy sugars, thick molasses malts, spices, and belgian style yeasts. The taste was a blend of the aromas with the dark fruits, dark sweet candies, spices, Belgian yeasts and the malts all coming together. Not overly sweet or cloying. Thick, oily mouth is smooth and good. Finish is bold flavors. Very well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1622) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2014
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and candi sugar. Taste is of raisin and booze. Alcohol warmth is very noticeable. A nicely done quad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjik83 (993) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 33cl flesje via Gall & Gall, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 11% Uitgeschonken in St. Bernardus glas Uiterlijk: zwart met flinke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is hoppig, smaak is gebrande mouten, caramel, donker fruit, warme alcohol Conclusie: stevige quadrupel, goed gebrouwen, hou wel van stevig bier waar de alcohol niet overheerst

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (106) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
Suikerachtige aroma doet fris en licht fruitig aan. Prachtig om te zien mahony kleurig en een mooie crème kleurige volle wolkachtige schuimkraag. Krachtig bij binnenkomst met medium carbonatie, doet denken aan rum suiker en caramel en heel licht houtachtig, zonder al teveel diepgang (zacht).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
Deep mahogany brown with a creamy cream-coloured head. Aromas of fresh allspice, cinnamon, cloves, molasses and dried currants. The first taste is a violently puffy and exploded on the tongue before llowing sensations of orange peel and allspice again to come through. Maybe some crystalised ginger and apple strudel? Dry finishing. A tasty devil.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2151) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel, sugar syrup, citrus fruits, spices. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify slowly, toffee, caramel, ripe, sweet fruits, lively carbonation. Overall: excellent Quadrupel, not too overpowering in terms of sweetness. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1174) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à Fresse un soir de neige au coin du feu; couleur brune/rubis, pas de mousse ni d’effervescence, gros nez pruneau et caramel en bouche attaque caramel et caramel au lat continuité sur le malt juste rôti et fin de bouche intense sur le grillé un délice d’équilibre.


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