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


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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2039) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (672) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2782) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (597) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1677) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
330mL bottle BB 26-11-2016 Lively deep brown body, holds a nice creamy beige head, leaving clumpy lace. Rich sugary aroma; treacley, molasses, dates & prunes. rum & raisin, some earthy phenolics. Thick, viscous body, lifted creamy carbonation, serious length, smooth warming finish. Particularly earthy on the body. There’s notes of dark brown/cooked sugars, but not particularly sweet, quite savoury, a slight bit tannic & dry with dark fruits & wood spice. Booze is not shy. Tasty stuff, just a touch rough around the edges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (584) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruit, Turkish delight, and a sort of floweriness (perhaps rose). Taste is similar. Alcohol is extremely well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugi (472) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2014
Dark brown, opaque, slighty tanned medium head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, honey, berries, grapes. At first, a bit roasty taste, later malty, again honey, yrasty notes, esters, fruits. Full body, sweetish finish, good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (531) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur le chocolat amer, la fourrure, les épices, touche de banane. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une matière moyenne, des amers marqués et une finale un peu abrupte. Bière bien faite mais loin de mes préférées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (387) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 15, 2015
Die Farbe erinnert an Cola. Dunkelbraun rötlich klar mit hellbraunem unregelmäßigem Schaum. Geruch: Süß, getrocknete Pflaumen, karamellisierter Zucker. Geschmack: überraschend wenig süß, dafür überraschend bitter. Aromen von Erwachsenenlakritz und Kaffee sowie Röstmalz. Das Bier verspricht sehr viel in der Nase, kann das dann im Geschmack nicht ganz halten. Dennoch gutes Bier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1028) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours dark brown color with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Taste of coffee, raisin, licorice and malt sweetness. With some alcohol warmth. Medium mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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