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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (319) - 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
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 (1920) - 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 (3002) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xXbaptisteXx (106) - - FEB 5, 2015
Une bière brune vraiment foncé au léger reflet ruby La mousse a tendance à porter sur la couleur noisette; Elle diminue progressivement Elle va avoir des arômes de bois, café, noix Embouche on va sentir des saveurs de noix café noisette ... Elle va être aussi très épaisse Une bière sympa à boire de temps en temps!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Rudi’s Beerhouse, Chania Greece. Color is dark red, clear, with a beige head. Aromas of caramel and honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, dried fruits, honey, raisins, some chocolate as the beer warms up. Intense aftertaste, sweet and long. Full body with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DominicGS (9) - Zonhoven, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Donker zwaar bier. Beperkt aroma. Schuim houdt slechts beperkt. Volle smaak. Zwaar alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (36) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, roasted notes, caramel, a little bit of alcohol, grape peel, a pinch of hop, black-currant. Taste is sweet with light to medium bitterness. Rich aftertaste with a black currant, cocoa, dill seeds, ethers, hops, spicy liqueur, liquorice. Overall this is a very pleasant rich and complex quad. Well balanced alcohol, sweeteness and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4104) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
A well aged (2011) bottle thanks to MrH! pours clear reddish chestnut, medium fizzy beige head that mostly dissipates but leaves nice residual and lacing. Aroma is sherry, dried fruits, toffee, grape. Flavor is vinous, grapes, sherry, figs, dates, some spice. Light plus sweet, light bitter. Medium body, fairly high carbonation. Interesting how this has developed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentKabel (262) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Dark red-brown beer with a off-white foam head. Dark fruits, caramelised sugar, alcohol and malts. Nice quadrupel, well-balanced.


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