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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oak Aged version of Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2014
750 corked and caged. Delicious quad, with classic notes of plum, raisin, port, hints of oaked tannin, dry boozy heat. Cherry comes out a bit more on the palate. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1084) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle 05317 bought at De Halve Maan. Pours dark chestnut with a fairly large head. Sweet, alcoholic aroma. Smooth malty flavour with raisin and spices. Very drinkable, grows on you ... as you make your way through the equivalent of a bottle of wine on a Thursday night.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
750ml bottle. Shared by caterwaul. Mostly hazy dark red dark brown color. Thin khaki head, Some thicker lace. Dark fruit, raisins in the aroma. Some vanilla, definitely a good oaky aroma. Bigger body. Smooth, soft, kinda lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, a light bite to the finish. Lightly dry in the finish, yeah. Alcohol not that well hidden. It’s woody, but it doesn’t seem like virgin oak.. I cant shake the feeling that this is a whiskey or bourbon oak, so much vanilla in this. Solid barrel aged quad. Doesn’t hide the alcohol as well as, say, rochefort 10 or la trappe oak-aged, though. Softer, and with a more of a bite than those 2 favorites. Solid stuff though. Like Alden said, barleywineish... And that’s a good way to look at this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Picked up a bottle @ Green’s. Haven’t had a quad in awhile and it was due time. Pours dark cola with ample lasting tan head. Smell is sweet ripe plums, raisins, earthy, cola, caramel, nice. Taste is initially ripe fruits, rains and the some mineral and wood qualities show up. Brown sugar and just finishing notice of booze. Nice sipper and better as it warms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle #11942 Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits, and subtle oak. Flavor is very similar to the regular version, which is awesome, with just a bit of oak in the finish. Very tasty but the oak character wasn’t nearly as prominent as I would have liked.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RW80 (544) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
750 ml corcked bottle. Appearance: Clear dark brown, with a light brown creamy head (more consistant as the regular version.) Aroma: caramel, oak,red fruit in the background. Taste: Nice wooden tones roundiing the palate of sweet malts and vanilla with some molasses and alochol. Medium bitterness. full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
750 ml bottle from Imbibe Wine (2012 bottle #14024) Nose is caramel and red wine barrels with some hints of golden raisins, the red wine being most prominent. Clear brown with a medium tan head that laces very lightly. Flavor is lightly sweet, caramel, and peppery with an oaky presence. Decent but no better than the non barrel aged version which was less than half the price.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3700) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at home, bottle #01757. Clear dark brown, light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruit), light hoppy, some alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet, light bitter, alcohol. Full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Corked bottle. Dark brown color. Cognac and butterscotch in the aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor. Toffee, cognac, oak, vanilla. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Oh, I was sure this would be an alias of 2011. Oh well, here goes 2012! Dark brown pour with this off white head. Aroma is quite enticing, rich molasses aroma, plums, oaky notes, port, rich malty notes. Taste is sweet, boozy, really good molasses maltiness. Rich velvety palate, good carbonation. Really tasty quad.


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