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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: 801   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (338) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours dark brown with an amber hue and a large light brown head that heavily laces the glass and leaves I thick frothy cap. AROMA: dark rich malt, dates, roasty, caramel, prunes, raisin, molasses, dry fruit, brown sugar, spruce, clove, boozy, spices, peppercorn, herbs, yeast esters, woody, candied sugar and herbal hops. TASTE: dark rich malt, slightly sour, creamy, dates, roasty, caramel, raisin, molasses, pine resin, brown sugar, clove, dry fruit, boozy, spices, peppercorn, herbs, yeast esters, woody, leaves, candied sugar and herbal hops. AFTER TASTE: malty, spices, molasses, caramel and herbs with a rich creamy boozy finish with a nice chest warmth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CzechTex (76) - - FEB 7, 2016
from a bottle: this is a fine quadrupel! Fine, well-formed foam, moderate lacing, subtle aroma, faint smoky taste. There may be other Belgian quadrupels that equal it but I haven´t had one that surpasses it. Perfect slow sipping beer, nice feel on the tongue well after each sip. Don´t hesitate to try it if this sounds good to you.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rvzx (7) - - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
Awesome beers. This is my favourite style by far. The complexity of these belgian quad beers never stops to impress me. The rich taste, incredible aroma and several great features you can explore and rediscover every time you try one, makes this beer always a great experience. Every time you show one of these beers to a cheap lager drinker is a cool experience everybody should try. It is a completely diferent product. Talking about the beer: looks awesome! Nice brown,warm color. Awesome aroma, you can feel caramel, chocolate, toffee, alcohol, molasses, fruits... Just put your nose inside the glass and keep sniffing and you will discover new aspects. It is funny to see people looking uncomfortably at you. The taste is as good as the smell. Rich, creamy, heavy, oily, strong liquor. It is like an espresso doppio. Strongly recommended. What a beer!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probabeer (103) - - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Muy buena. Tiene un aroma frutal, como la sidra. Tiene bastante cuerpo y no demasiado gas. Deja un sabor peculiar para una quadrupel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (87) - 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 !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
digopossobon (374) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 8, 2014
A: caramel, lots of alcohol, woody, roasty. Intense! A: rocky head, brown foam, dark brown, cloudy.Beautiful head! T: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Intense again! P: full body, creamy, licorice, long finish, bitter O: adorei essa cerveja! Intensa em tudo, principalmente no alcool, no amargor e em um sabor forte que não consegui identificar, mas que adorei!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luumu (24) - , FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Tumma, läpinäkymätön, kirkas. Vaahto katoava, vaalea rusehtava. Tuoksu puhdas, suklaata, kahvia. Maku makea, ei juurikaan läpipistävää alkoholia, hedelmäinen, paahteinen. Suutuntuma hento, kevyen hapokas, samenttinen. Kaikkiaan todella miellyttävä juotava.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bhovingh (4) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Lekkere quadrupel. Zachte smaak van caramel en zoethout. Schuim is snel verdwenen. Topbier!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (268) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 Robe brune et opaque aux reflets rubis. La mousse tient peu.Arômes biscuits, malt, fruits noirs, réglisse, pruneau.Très longue en bouche.Une excellente quadruple.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAgutten79 (866) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Brun med høyt lysebrunt skum. Aroma av karamell, mild sjokolade og tørket frukt. I smaken er det mild lakris, noe sjokolade og igjen tørket frukt. Søt. Medium/tykk konsistens.


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