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

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RATINGS: 849   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phitje (9) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Een straffe hendrik quadruppel uit de fles in een rochefort glas. wat een topbier, niet te koel drinken.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
digopossobon (384) - 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 (25) - , 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 (318) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (1280) - - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma - Sweet pear, caramel, honey. Taste - Fruit, chocolate, toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - NOV 5, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 Brown/Black pour with a medium creamy head and nice lacing. Dark malts and booze aroma. Taste is medium sweet, malty, some dark berries, molasses, some booze but less the promised. Very classic Belgian quad, a tasty sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAgutten79 (917) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (687) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
Komplex, ausgewogen und für meinen Geschmack einer der besten Quadrupel der Welt. Eine Geschmacksgranate. 0,1/1 Jetson vom Fass beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016 in Leuven.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2016
750ml bottle picked up at Surdyk’s and consumed with commonshawn. It’s an emotional moment as this is the celebration of RateBeer 1,000. Hard to believe we’ve finally arrived at this milestone. Moeder Lambic glass acting as the perfect consumption vessel. A deep, murky reddish brown color...maybe even caramel. Nose has a heavy sweetness with plums, raisins, and a lead in to a big alcohol presence to come. The taste is heavy on dark fruit as well with a plum/raisin/maybe cherry quality. Caramel and malty backbone that isn’t content to simply linger in the background. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and has a bready feel to it. There is an ever present sweetness. The second glass of the large share bottle seems to have a bit more character to the mouthfeel...almost more vibrant and assertive. The alcohol warmth is obvious and it doesn’t hide from its high ABV. A great choice for #1,000 and the perfect setting to consume...one of the best quads available.


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