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

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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, reddish tint, with a massive soft, solid cream head. Looks fantastic. Taste does not disappoint! Dark red fruits, chocolate, no alcohol taste at all. Wow. One of my favorite beers of late!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronisa73 (9) - drammen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Flott skum, fyldig smak, morsom øl som man ikke drikker mange av. Smakte denne i Cornwall

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3636) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
330ml bottle as a birthday present. Colour is very dark reddish brown, reddish tint, with a tan head. Aroma of dark caramel, and stewed fruit. Taste has dark fruits, chocolate, and surprisingly no alcohol!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a dark coffee brown with a light tan head. Aroma is cocoa, banana, and wood, taste is more pronounced oak and chocolate with a smooth, bittersweet finish. The alcohol is very well camoflauged. Overall a spectacular ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rarbring (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of sherry, dried banana, chocolate, vanilla and oak.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting caramel, sherry, chocolate and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: A very good beer. Balance and fortitude.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-12-25.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2015
This was really quite excellent. An even more pronounced flavor than the gulden draak 9000 I had just before this. Sweet but at the right level to hide the alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Very good Belgian quad, sweet flavors and very well-balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at the brewery on 9/11/15. Big dark brownish tan body. Tons of Deep toffee flavor. Slightly spicy up front, but finishes with a nice dark fruits/dates taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton_w (238) - - DEC 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Aroma of dark fruits, caramel. Big and long tan head, dark brown color. Tastes caramel sweet, yeasty, and a little bitter, well hidden alcohol. Full body, long finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (139) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Fles 33 cl. Brune très foncée. Mousse beige de belle tenue. Odeur surette style lambic et ses fruits noirs + café. Bouche : levure, aigre, piquante mais pas agressive, malt, alcooooool bien présent mais pas gênant. Longueur !!! Belle découverte pour moi d’une bière hyper complexe, surprenante à bien des égards. On en reparle ! :-) Ce qui est surprenant chez cette brune, c’est l’amertume comme pour une triple ! J’adore !


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