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

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (847) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is rather sweet with some malt, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is malts with a nice fruitiness and some bitterness in the finish. Lingering alcoholic aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from Fratto. Pours a dark caramel color with a thin light tan head. I can definitely smell the 11%. The taste is not overpowering at all, slightly sour.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours reddish brown, dark, very minimal head. Nose is sweet, dark fruits, raisin, booze, maybe chocolate, rich malts, very aromatic. Taste is dark fruits, raisin, dried figs, chewy, a touch of chocolate, caramel malts, candy sugar. A little too boozy for me, but very complex and a good sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2379) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Murky and very dark brown with beige head. Vinous, sweet aroma, sweet vinous taste. Full-bodied, carbonated and, well, vinous finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4028) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear dark mahogany body with a red hue and a medium creamy head. Aroma is raisins, dark sugars, rum, mild plums and hints of caramel, cinnamon and rum. Taste is caramel, dark sugars, raisins, burnt sugar and hints of grains and alcohol. Medium to full body, medium to high carbonation. Quite a nice quad, but a bit sugary and lacks a bit in complexity for the high scores.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sverhulp (13) - - APR 27, 2014
Zwaar biertje, redelijk zoet, met opvallend veel koolzuur. Zoete geur. Diepte kon ik niet goed proeven wegens verkoudheid. (Met Suus in Louis Hartloper).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2473) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Belgium, deep dark brown with a fast-settling tan head, too gassy, toffee and pear-drops aromas, dry-sweet and almost syrupy in texture, palate has burnt caramel, bitter hops and toffeeish malt. Tastes strong, but more like say 8% than 11%. Finish is burnt-bitter, alcoholic and a bit cloying-sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours dark dark brown with low off white head Aromas of belgo yeast, mud, molasses, Taste is peppery, has notes of belgo yeast, spices

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (491) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
Frische Flasche (33 cl) von Belgianbeerz.com. - Rötliches Kastanienbraun, enorme Schaumentwicklung. - In der Nase typische obergärig-esterige Fruchtigkeit, brauner Zucker und eine leicht weinige Note (Portwein). - Antrunk schwer dunkelmalzig, mit leicht sirupähnlicher aber noch gut eingebundener Malzsüße und Noten von reifen Pflaumen, Kirsche und Karamel, dazu ein Hauch von Weihnachtsgewürzen. Mild rezent, vollmundig, samtig im Mund. Im Abgang geschickt abgerundet durch nicht besonders kräftige aber deutliche krautig-holzige Hopfenherbe. - Sehr angenehmes Quad, wenngleich keine geschmackliche Offenbarung. Hätte durch längere Lagerung wahrscheinlich gewonnen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 140511. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavor with more alcohol and caramel


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