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

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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3550) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark red pour with tenacious off white foam. Aroma is quite complex, rich malty notes (brown sugar, caramel), fruity, plums, molasses, blackberries, spice. Taste is sweet, quite nutty, lots of fruits (berries) with a sweet caramel finish, alcohol quite well hidden. Lingering spiciness. Palate is rich and creamy, with light prickly carbonation. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (298) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
On tap @ Doerak (2009). Dark brown/red with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, almost bourbon like. Taste is sweet malts, alcohol, almost bourbon BA. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (939) - , CYPRUS - MAR 8, 2014
Dark brown colour. Sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, fruity, a nice quadrupel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Strong dark ale, solid foam head. Full bodied malty character with spicy bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1818) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Served cold at the brewery :( Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that dies almost instantly. The nose is sweet with toffee and caramel notes, dried fruit aromas of prune and raisin about. A bit effervescent on the first sip with a first impression of a syrupy and rich brew. Rich malt profile with a bit of candy sugar and prune notes. Not overly robust but has a nice boozy accent. A good quad!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2535) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - dark dark brown pour with a lazing beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, plethora of dark dried fruits, slight licorice, nice spices in there, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is spiced and slight yeasty to phenolic. Sweet fruity, light caramelish malty and mild bitterness. Spiced and malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5009) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2011
On tap at De Beiaard. Clear dark brown with a red hue, thick light beige head. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, a bit tart, spices, light sweet alcohol. Flavour is malty, dark fruits, some chocolate, spices, alcohol, warming alcohol in the light bitter finish. Medium to fullbodied. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6651) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet malty, vinous, sugary, spices, toasted caramel, dark fruit and yeast. The flavour is sweet malt, spices, yeast, caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Light peppery. Complex brew. Light metallic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14174) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours dark mahogany red/amber with a creamy stable white head. Looks amazing. Nose is sweet port. Dried dark fruit, liquorice, yeast and spices. Smooth, creamy and full texture. Flavor is dried fruit, port, yeast and a bit of alcohol in the back. Quality Quad!


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