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

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RATINGS: 525   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vargatul (138) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - NOV 26, 2012
330 ml bottle @ Beer O’Clock, Bucharest. Dark brown liquid with a long creamy beige head. Aroma is very sweet, with notes of bitter cherries, brown sugar, raisins, dried plums, baked apples, honey, noble alcohol. Full body, bitter taste, well balanced carbonation, dry and long finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
How to open the bottle: 1) Carefully remove the metal cage, 2) Let the pressure dislodge the cork. (You may have to retrieve the cat, though.) Comes out a nice clear warm sepia with a thick light buff head. Inviting aroma tempts with brown sugar, apple, roast malt and subtle caramel notes. Sublime flavor fills the palate with malty, fruity, earthy, nutty and molasses notes plus hints of caramel. Smooth, lively texture leaves nutty, earthy and fruity notes on a very happy tongue.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakrock (102) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Very full and nice fermented, rich in flavor - orange, caramel, southern fruits. Very, very fruitful with nice roast bi-taste. Quality beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Dark amber/brown pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, and yeast notes. Lots of malt on the palate with plum and almost a port like finish to it, the brown sugar character also shines through in the finish. The abv is well-hidden too. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a deep brown color with a large tan head that fades slowly to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, bit of nut with just a hint of alcohol. The taste is of Roasted malt, fruit, some nut and trace of chocolate as it warms. Has a subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth, almost velvety, clean with a richness throughout. As it warms it enhances to character. Great beer to end the day with, an easy sipper that is well worth checking out

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (679) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 30, 2011
Dark red beer with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Great fruity flavour, plum, berries and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy dark brown with a four finger creamy beige head. Aroma of herbs and dark fruits. Full bodied. Flavor of dates andplums. Mild heat. Mouthwatering. Aged malts and earthy hops. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Boysenberry and toffee nose. Clear garnet brown, thin tan head. Rich toffee and treacle flavor. Tasteful alcohol presence for a quad. A whisper of peat and oak is there. Boysenberry and plum skin finish. Good transitions, full flavored, full body. A very nice quad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
330 ml bottle at Brug Beertje. POurs a garnet red/brown with head that lasts. Aromas of malt and caramel. Malt flavor with candy. Sweet. Warm but nicely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbothy (1072) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2012
33cl bottle in de Halve Maan. Pours very dark brown with a solid beige head. Malty toffee aroma. Full-bodied malt and toffee flavour with a solid mouthfeel. Very good.


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