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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kristall-König (2187) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Tief dunkelmalziger, süßer Duft, Pflaume, Kaffee, Feige, sacht alkoholisch. Antrunk sehr vielschichtig, süßmalzig. Mitte Schokolade, Toffee, alkoholisch wärmend. Abgang schwer malzig, süß ausgeglichen, Früchte, prickelnd. Sehr, sehr gut.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear dark brown with a large, creamy and frothy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters (dates, plums, figs), earthy and woody hops, caramel and cookie malt, and lightly toasted grains. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, cellar and wood notes, light hops and bitterness with spicy and peppery alcohol. Full body and medium carbonation, accentuated by the alcohol bite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (201) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a small light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is dark red brown. Aroma contains molasses, forest fruits, malts, dough, licorice, raisin, plum, brown sugar, alcohol. Flavor starts off sweet and light bitter, to finish bitter and astringent, a bit dry with some alcohol. Light acidity is noticeable all the way. Body is medium, texture creamy and carbonation is soft. There is not much development in flavors but there is a lot of aroma's and the overall taste is just great. Love it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1326) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good white head. Smells like red wine and sweet. Pretty nice. Taste is quite nice. A bit licorice and chocolate. The palate is perfect with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rok1024 (1025) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2013
Clear dark brown appearance, medium strong head. Inviting dark fruits and roasted malt aroma. Sweet with gentle bitter finish. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2695) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle @ bierhuyske Pours very dark No foam at all Very chocolaty smell Taste is sweet , chocolate , malts , low cqrbo , earthyness ,.. Hell yes , this beats the shit out of the tripel version !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (872) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a deep dark amber/brown with a slight beige head. Potent aroma of dark fruits, chocolate toffee, caramel, brown sugar, coffee. Very nice quadrupel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerman33190 (41) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 If you could get rich chocolate cake and a good coffee in a bottle then this would be it. I wouldn’t normally go for a beer this sweet but the intense aromas and flavours of chocolate, xmas cake and coffee are extremely pleasant. Didn’t find any bitterness at all unlike some reviewers. Would make a great dessert beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
A really good dark beer, taste is strong and warming with an oily palate, superb

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (534) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Dark brown colour with a small head. Very nice taste of caramel, dark berries, toffee, some chocolate notes. Good texture. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Warm alcohol taste with a nice light bitterness in the finish. Very good beer.


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