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

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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish with hints of caramel and dark fruit in the aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (2835) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
09-JUL-2011, bottle @Ulkløbben Summerparty. Red/brown with huge lasting beige head. Bitter, herbal, yeasty. Not pleasant - too bitter, too herbal. High carbonation, again too much.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2011
from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - hazy ruby-brown colour with a solid dark beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of yeast and pears; very sweet and full-bodied; lot of residual sugars, esters, yeast and more fruity tones

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Dark blond with a white medium head. Very weak aroma. Light fruity, hoppy with a some alcohol shining through. I am slightly disappointed. I had expected more after reading the ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Coppery amber with a tan head. Sugary sweet aroma with light bready notes. Taste is grainy with light toasted malts. Somewhat harsh, but still sweet. Full bodied with close to high levels of co2.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (267) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 1, 2014
You can smell the alcohol with the caramel. The alcohol is a little bit unbalanced at the taste. Strong, full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Bottled 33cl. Tall head. Demerara and banana are most present in the nose. Sweet. Residual sugars in the finish which is reminiscent of caramel, earthy hops and raisins. Mediocre.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Rather roasty nose for a quadruple. Some molasses, a bit of chocolate, and quite a bit of alcohol. There is a decent bit of spice and fruit, though. Tastes a bit boozy, but some good sugar and molasses sweetness. A fair amount of chocolate and roasted malt which give a light bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonasholbech (2) - - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle @john bull ålborg. Served too cold, but after waiting a bit a rich dark character shows. Notes of dark berries and bitter chocolate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Filipbeer (73) - - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown quadruple with creamy off white head. Red fruits and above all roasty aromas: coffee and chocolate. In mouth it is quite bitter and salty (unbalanced). Vanilla and toffe flavor are perceived and a warm sensation because of the alcohol. The end is long dry and excessively bitter Filip


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