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

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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours a pleasant caramel brown, a bit hazy. Beige/tan one-finger head. Nose of caramel, stewed fruits, some earth, Belgian sugars and yeast. Solid, if a little boozy. Better warmer and even with some oxidation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear reddish amber with a rich and dense beige head leaving quite some lacework. Lots of dark fruits in the nose. Friendly phenols too. Rich body, dark fruits, friendly phenols, brown sugars. Warming alcohol finish. Nice. 251211

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (820) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2012
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkle, rotbraune Farbe, ist leicht trüb und hat eine bräunliche Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr malzig, leicht fruchtig aber trotzdem schwer. Der Geschmack ist stark, leicht vollmundig und schwer. Er ist ein bisschen erdig, sehr grünmalzig, adstringierend und die Karbonisierung ist sehr stark. Ein bisschen Bittere bleibt im Nachgeschmack hängen, so wie ein bisschen vom Erdigen. Alles in allem ist es lecker, aber nicht mehr als eins am Stück.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9654) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Dark ripe fruits, alhohol, Brown sugar, caramel in aroma. Flavour af ripe fruits alcohol caramel Spice. Medium to full bodied. Fruity, sweetness ans alcoholdense end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3519) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear dark red. Arome heavy malty (roasted, dark fruit). Flavor heavy sweet, light bitter, well balanced, with alcohol well hidden. Almost full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (542) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours a clear red-brown with a lively tan head. Smells of cereal, creamy coffee, woody. Taste is malt-heavy, sweet, with a dry woody finish common to abbey ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3015) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com This one immediately fills the room with a dark-fruity, caramel sweet and malty aroma. The pour is light cloudy and deep raw amber and it has a big and everlasting almost fluffy beige head. Oh, you can really sense the warming stingy alcohol in this one! It’s average to lively carbonated with a rich full-boded texture. Lots of plums and dark ripe fermented fruits, green apples, some cocoa and chocolate paper hints also, before it ends in a heavy warming light sweet finish and aftertaste. At some times the raw boozyness can be a bit disturbing, but you quickly get used to that. A nice heavy quad! 30.04.2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a big dark cream head. Toffee and light yeast aroma with light dark fruits. Toffee and light caramel flavor with light spice and light yeast. Medium bodied. Toffee and light yeast lingers with light spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
Very dark brown Belgian barley wine with a lot of fig in the nose, a firm clean bitterness, off-dry, warmth in the belly but not on the tongue. Best by says 2015; I don’t know its age but there is an oxidized sherry note that the ale handles with grace. Otherwise it’s a bit clean and ought to have more flavor for its strength.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours dark with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Aroma is malty, licorice. Taste is malts, licorice, stone fruits. Warming full bodied, lively carbonation, dry malty finish.


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