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

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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1252) - 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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel, sugar syrup, citrus fruits, spices. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify slowly, toffee, caramel, ripe, sweet fruits, lively carbonation. Overall: excellent Quadrupel, not too overpowering in terms of sweetness. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pedo (5) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
Longlasting smoked taste, some fruits as well. High amount of alcohol noticable in the taste. Nice colour. Aroma not very noticable when cold. A very fine quadrupel, probably best in the winter

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (68) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle fem one of the grocery in Brussels. Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, is an intense beer, dark in colour and full in taste. Of course not as good as Rochefort 10 or La Trappe Quadrupel but still good actually.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
Deep mahogany brown with a creamy cream-coloured head. Aromas of fresh allspice, cinnamon, cloves, molasses and dried currants. The first taste is a violently puffy and exploded on the tongue before llowing sensations of orange peel and allspice again to come through. Maybe some crystalised ginger and apple strudel? Dry finishing. A tasty devil.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1777) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Served cold at the brewery :( Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that dies almost instantly. The nose is sweet with toffee and caramel notes, dried fruit aromas of prune and raisin about. A bit effervescent on the first sip with a first impression of a syrupy and rich brew. Rich malt profile with a bit of candy sugar and prune notes. Not overly robust but has a nice boozy accent. A good quad!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cram (13) - - DEC 14, 2014
Alles komt samen in deze quad. Mijn absolute all time favoriet. Prachtige afdronk. Dit is mijn bier.

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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maus (40) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from bottle. Served cold, a bit too much maybe. Head dissipates fast, yet the bottle is overcarbonated. Hence, palate is a bit too bubbly on the tongue. Aroma is sweet raisins, malt and caramel. Taste is absolutely wonderful, mellow, malty and candylike. Just a touch too much fizz in my bottle unfortunately. A great quad in all means.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (53) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
Suikerachtige aroma doet fris en licht fruitig aan. Prachtig om te zien mahony kleurig en een mooie crème kleurige volle wolkachtige schuimkraag. Krachtig bij binnenkomst met medium carbonatie, doet denken aan rum suiker en caramel en heel licht houtachtig, zonder al teveel diepgang (zacht).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at De Halve Maan brewery, Bruges. Poured a really deep mahogany colour, with a big, dense beige head. Massive aroma of prunes, dates, dark malt, black cherries and herbs. Very smooth mouthfeel. Toasted malt in the flavour, with fruitcake and dark rum. Finish was roasted malt, burnt sugar, treacle and slight earth.


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