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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: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, spices, alcohol and some mild ryebeady notes. Flavour is toffee, caramel, spices, alcohol some slight wooden notes as well as mild bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle 0,33ltr: Brownish red hazy brew with an dry sweetbitter taste, warm mouthfeel. Due the heavy alcohol this got not so ridicoulus sweet like some counterparts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3290) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses and yeast. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, some hops and some alcohol. Complex. Very nice after dinner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
8/20/11. 750mL bottle. Very dark brown pour, quite dark for the style, with red under the light and a small tan head that fades but laces quite a bit. Big burnt sugar aroma with plenty of roast, dark fruits, and a solid dose of alcohol. Sweet flavor with dark sugar, dark fruits, licorice, and plenty of alcohol. Rich, dark, and... not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
750 ml bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a beige head aroma caramel dry fruits spicy and sugar flavor sweet malts caramel dry fruits sugar spicy and some hops

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2011
26/08/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB:12/2013 (2011-410)

clear purple to dark red brown beer, fizzy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, bit of port, orange peel, sweet caramel, heavy on the alcohol, agrum fruits. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter oranges (like English orange marmelade), sweet malts, caramel, bit musty, fruity, some citrus. Aftertaste: bitter, orange peel, grapefruit, sweet alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The arroma of caramel with roasted malts and sweet. The taste of caramel, spices. Sweet with bitter and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is burny, some bitter with sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (458) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
aroma has malts, candy!, caramel, dark fruits....taste is sweet, very sweet, sour hints shine trough at the end... lovely complex bittersweet finish, with lots of caramel and malts... nice but a bit to sweet for me

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, light dark ripe fruit, and a hint of candi sugar. Poured brown/very deep amber in color with a huge, foamy, creamy, tan head that diminished very slowly. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and a tad bitter. Tastes of malt, plum, dark ripe fruit, light Belgian yeast, light plum, and dust. Medium to full body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, dark ripe fruit, plum, raisin, Belgian yeast, finish is medium sweet. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2012
75cl Bottle @ home. Dark brown coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a huge but diminishing brown head. Slight sweet fruity and malty dence to almost earthy aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is strong malty bitter sweet slightly roasted and full malty alcoholic hinted. Strong flavoured beer.


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