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


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1516) - União da Vitória, - OCT 21, 2012
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brown body. aroma: wood alcohol, mild coffee, dark bread, moderate malty. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, light astringent moderate alcoholic finish. Dulçor alcoólico, com nuances amadeiradas e background lembrando frutas vermelhas, forte aquecimento alcoólico, não escondendo nada de seus 11%, espuma vaporiza após algum tempo, dando a bela impressão de um latte cremoso, amargor pungente de álcool dá um ligeiro toque salgado ao paladar, charmoso, o final ainda tem uma ligeira reviravolta, trazendo nuances adstringentes ao retrogosto, quase cítricas e acéticas, mas dominadas pelo teor alcoólico. Saborosa, mas a última característica me pareceu defeito em relação a outras grandes representantes do estilo, como a La Trappe Oak Quadrupel, que apresenta maior qualidade geral e gama de detalhes em relação à esta. 18,90. Com vencimento em 11/14, a crescente adstringência não deveria se destacar tanto como fator negativo, conseguindo até mesmo superar o teor alcoólico após o ganho de temperatura da cerveja. Sabor perde dois pontos do inicio ao final da degustação, devido ao ganho de adstringência.60 s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (5000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at home from McHughs, Dublin
Dark brown-amber with fluffy beige head, rich banana and toffee aromas. Full bodied, rich, sweet, dried fruit, medium carbonation, thick, molasses, very easy drinking for the ABV, complex and fruity, lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1278) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown, clear with a minimal lightbrown head. Roasted malt, spices and dark fruits aroma. Light bitter, medium sweet with a nice warm roasted and fruit end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fujimo2000 (79) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Poured a dark chestnut brown with a huge fluffy 4 finger light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, sugar candy, vanilla, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste: Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (446) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Eventuellt 1-2 år gammal? Mörk rubinröd/djuot mahognybrun med två fingrar högt krämbeiget, gräddigt skum. Rejält med torkad frukt, toffee, inlagda körsbär, kandisocker. Alkoholen märkbar redan i doften. Stor, tung och ganska matt kropp (borde inte vara superfärsk). Relativt len. En del spritighet smakmässigt. I övrigt kandisocker, toffee och nästan lite kaffe. Något större beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a dark chestnut brown with a huge fluffy 4 finger light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, sugar candy, vanilla, dark fruit, alcohol. Taste: Simply amazing! Caramel, sweet sugar candy, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, dates, figs, raisins, Port, whole wheat bread, burnt toffee, cherries, licorice, roasted nuts. Very malty, thick, sticky mouthfeel with vinous Portlike qualities. Full body with a boozy, sweet malty finish. After the initial slightly weak nose I was surprised by the superb malty, sweet character of this beer. Reminded me in some ways of the blue version of the ’Cuvee van de keizer’, What a great beer this is...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (1016) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 16, 2016
Opaque deep brown with a nice, creamy beige head. Aroma is rape dates and plums with a boozy note. Flavor is same ripe fruit, with some cake and dried fruits and a gentle boozy finish. Medium to heavy palate, effervescent carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (562) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
Robijnrood bruin met weinig wit schuim. Geur: alcoholisch, rijp fruit, krentenbrood, witte chocolade. Smaak: zoet, mueslibar met melkchocolade, iets kruidig, kardemon. Redelijk volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3032) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Opaque dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (mostly fruit), medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark fruit (mostly fig) and hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Keg at cellar bar Chester... Soft sweet Berries.. Big sweet toffee yeasty malts nose.. Juicy fruit.. Rich sweet fruit.. Big juicy toffee fruit

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoddamnNoise (36) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2016
Aroma: not very intense aromas of fruits, malts. Very subtle hints of alcohol and yeast. Appearance: very deep amber color with tan thick creamy head with above average retention despite the fact of the high alcohol level. Good Brussels’ lace. Clear. Carbonation keeps working in the glass. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. A touch of sourness. Notes of caramel, malts, fruits, spices. Palate: medium-to-full body, oily-to-creamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation, the warming effect of the alcohol lasts very long. Very long spicy and slightly bitter finish. Overall: not a lot of aroma but quite good and complex flavors. Well balanced. Nice flavors of caramel, fruits, spices. Great appearance with a very nice color and great head. Too much alcohol for my taste, but a good beer.

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