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

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RATINGS: 584   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 (25084) - 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 (909) - 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 (10309) - 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 (3769) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (46) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Dark, very little head. Aroma of chocolat. Full body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet and fresh and a little bit bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1102) - ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2014
Ruby tinged brown beer, tan head. Nose is dried fruit, plums, sugar, yeast, malt. Flavor is dried fruit, alcohol, dark sugar, chocolate, plums, spice, caramel. Alcohol in the finish. Oily mouthfeel. Rich, but very drinkable. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (650) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with little head. Sweet aroma with prunes taking the forefront. Taste is sweet and again prunes are at the forefront. Body is medium to medium high.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2602) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at Belgisch Bierproeflokaal De Zotte, september 25th 2014. Dark brown body with a big tanned head. Dark fruity aroma with cocoa, caramel, mild yeast notes. Taste is lightly sweet, toffee, cherries, banana, pepper, mild alcohol notes. Strong fruity and caramel finish. A nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (341) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick creamy light beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, some banana. Taste is very similar, very well balanced and not too sweet. Some spices and light final bitterness with ground coffee notes. 11% ABV very well hidden and only noticeable as the beer warms up. Good quadruple but the competition in its style is very hard.


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