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

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RATINGS: 808   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (15028) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (908) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
Robe noire aux reflets ruby, carbo importante, col genereux de fines bulles, belle dentelle. Aromes fruités(poire, prune), caramel, note grillés et alcool. Bien ronde et genereuse, huileuse, pointe amertume en final. On snet passer les 11°...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutDr (48) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Malty aroma with slight fruitiness like raisons. Poured light from bottle with barely any head. Clear coffee brown with edges of gold. Fantastic malty quad flavor. Light on the palate. Strong alcohol with sweet lasting after taste. This is a worthwhile Belgian quad. I will gladly drink this again!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (2034) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
Bona quadrupel, tot i que es nota molt l’alcohol. Recomanable predre-la poc a poc per descobrir diferents matissos. Buena quadrupel, aunque se nota mucho el alcohol. Recomendable tomarla despacio para descubrir diferentes matices.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lux_edwards (267) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours a raisin colored brown with a tan head. Little to no lacing. Aroma is raisins, mulled fruit, molasses, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor is slightly sweet like dark chocolate, raisins, some light dark fruits. Mouthfeel is nice. Incredibly drinkable. Almost no booziness. I will buy more next time.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2011) - 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 (2554) - 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 (1535) - 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 (1749) - 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 (1247) - 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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