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

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RATINGS: 839   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpbjoyce (1) - Newhaven, East Sussex, - JUN 11, 2012
Bought a four pack from a supermarket in Belgium as something else to try. With hindsight I wish I had bought all their remaining stock. The flavour is of burnt toffee shot through with liquorish with a constant sweetish tang. I also compared it with a Westvleteren 12 which my partner was drinking. Were I trying these two in a blind tasting, I might just come down on the side of the Straffe Hendrik.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (86) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a murky, dark brown with a red tint. Head is large, beige, and is mostly lasting. Aroma is of herbaceous/earthy hops with lightly toasted brown rolls, ruby port, dark plums (strong), dark cherries (strong), dark raisin chocolate, cooked brown sugar, cinnamon and coriander (light). Flavour is a light to medium spicy/herb hop bitterness with lightly toasted wholegrain bread, dried currants, blackberries, blueberries, Belgian candy sugar, cinnamon, pepper, dark aniseed chocolate rings and notes of green leaves in the finish. Full boded with light carbonation, an oily texture and a good length, warming finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muzzleloader (29) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Bottle from Beergium. Pours in a tulip glass dark brown, maybe a bit reddish with tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruits, dark syrup and malt. Taste is sweet, bit spicy, peppery, just a tad of sourness. The high alcohol content, you can surely sense it, but itis not disturbing at all. Bitterness is moderate. Palate full and sugary combined with nice carbonation. Finish is long and moderately bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2016
750 ml bottle at home, thanks Anders! Dark brownish reddish with tan head. Aroma is sweet and complex, dark sugar, dried fruits, roasted malt and slight spice. Taste is sweet and complex, dried fruits, alcohol, some yeast notes, spice, banana with a medium sweet finish. Good, really good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2016
20/08/2016 - 33cl bottle somewhere in Bruges. Dark brown with an unstable tanned head. Nose is dark caramelised fruits, alcohol, earthy. Taste is caramelly fruits, dark malts, syruppy, some chocolate with orange, tad too much warming alcohol. For a winter’s day

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (196) - spain, - AUG 20, 2016
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, lanzada en 2010, se puede describir como una cerveza rica, de intenso color oscuro y plena en sabor. Su aroma es especiado y eleganta, con notas levemente tostadas. Elaborada con una refinada mezcla de maltas especiales, esta cerveza obtiene un complejo carácter, que combina una delicada sequedad con notas de coriandro, frutos rojos, anís y castañas tostadas. El paladar finaliza con un leve jarabe. Gracias a la fermentación en botella se logra una cerveza vívida, que conoce una evolución en sabor a lo largo de varios años

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1276) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 14, 2016
Little bit hazy dark amber to brown color, small tan head. Some gas in aroma, mostly dried fruit, brown sugar and alcohol. Choco and fruit taste, medium to heavy sweet but well balanced. Long lovely chocolate finish. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Parasta ennen marraskuu 2014. Milloinkohan pullotettu? Punertavanruskea olut hyvin niukalla, nopeasti häviävällä vaahdolla, jota jää vain aavistus oluen pinnalle. Tuoksu todella miellyttävä, siirappisen makea, tumman hedelmäinen ja rusinainen. Maku makean maltainen, tumman hedelmäinen, loppupuoleltaan hieman mausteinen ja katkera. Alkoholi maistuu hieman läpi. Tässä oluessa tuoksu vei voiton mausta ja ulkonäöstä. Tosin paranee lämmetessään.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (393) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl bought at Delhaize. Pours dark brown with a red glow and a big dark white head leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Nose: malt, caramel, honey, port, vanilla.. Taste: soft carbonation. Very creamy aroma with caramel notes and some port notes but very well hidden. Some bread and chocolate notes. Very very good beer indeed this!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
morri (277) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2016 330ml bottle. Small tan head. Dark brown body. Aroma is bread, toffee and pepper. An explosion of taste in the mouth. Mostly sweet with a creamy, slightly hoppy finish. A bit boozy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marcel13 (1) - - AUG 3, 2016 does not count
Cerveja escura, marrom escuro. aromas complexos proveniente da combinação de 8 maltes. retrogosto persistente e percepção alcoólica muito bem balanceada. Perfeita.


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