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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
picterminus (2) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
Better for cold, winter weather. Raisin or fig aroma and flavors, sweet notes. Heavy but smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4315) - Utah, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by someone at Mikeys summer party
Clear copper with a lot of floaters, medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and sweet caramel. Flavors of toasted malts, sweet, woody and toffee
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1693) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, nuts and plum. Bittersweet finish with ripe fruits and citrus. Excellent quadruppel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
head: white
colour: dark brown/yellow
smell: alcohol, candy, almunds, raisins
taste: malty/bitter start, caramelised pineapple, oranges, semi-dry, yeasty, grassy aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
From tap. Chocolate aroma, with malts and caramel. Taste is similar. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle shared with plovmand. Pours mahogany-brown with a tan head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, alcohol and figs. Flavour is caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and light spicy with hints of pepper. A bit thin and not as complex as hoped for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Sweet and roasty aroma. Deep brown in color with off-white head. Full bodied, roasty sweet with some alcohol tones. Notes: On tap at Zythos ’11


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