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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oak Aged version of Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with an attractive tan head and a toffee aroma. There is a very oaky sweet and sour molasses flavor with a dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has a lot of oak coming through with some notes of caramel and candied sugar and just a bit of the Belgian yeast. Taste is slightly sweet and woody, and drinks super smooth. Really a beer you should sip and enjoy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 18, 2015
Bella scoperta!! Bottiglia del 2013. Aroma dato dalla fermentazione in botte di rovere molto gradevole. Al palato appare molto dolce (vaniglia, frutti rossi, caramello e zucchero). Bel equilibrio. Ottima

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kirunavinter (12) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
Brown/Red color with small tan head. Lots of oak, dark fruits and vanilla on the nose. Taste is vanilla, woody, dark fruits, sugary and molases. Medium body and decent carb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2602) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy deep brown liquid with mahogany hue and medium light tan head. Aroma of red berries, vanilla, wood, toffee, light booze and dried fruit. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, vanilla, oak and dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice, balanced oak character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, malt, brown sugar, and oak. Flavor is toffee, malt, dark fruit, yeast, and oak. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium to heavy body.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MelvinKalksma (37) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
The taste tells you one thing: this beer is deep and extremely multilayered. What it does not tell you, is the intensity. This beer can honestly be called the best beer buy I ever made (and that’s at 16? for a 75cl bottle).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jabersquawk (10) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Cellared for three years. Was remarkable in its smoothness and in the stewed fruit qualities therein. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1322) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
750 ml bottle.Pours deep brown with a tiny greyish beige head.Nice toffee and caramel malt base, with some spciy and even mint aromas. Interesting. Smooth medium body, nice subtle whisky sweetness, some sour touch to it. Taste is mainly roasted malts, a bit of peat. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 2013 vintage Bottle from Delhaize Brugge, Sint Kruis, consumed at Lynn & Barrys, Merton, Oxon, Wednesday 31st December 2014 Pours dark brown with filmy head. Oak ageing really pushing through, very noticeable but in a good way, I like what it has done here it really leaves a profound mark on this beer. Soft in mouth a little boozy but again in a very pleasant way. Lots of creamy, smooth vanilla flavours and also some typical Belgian flavours. Thoroughly enjoyed this, one of the better oak aged beers. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
antonstoop (221) - - DEC 27, 2014
75cl bottle. Deep ruby red to pitch body, firm lasting beige head. Nose is blackcurrants, cherries, oak, tannines, a little sour plus a certain booziness. Taste is warming, lots of the expected rum soaked cake fruits, lots of wood, deep and rich. Aftertaste is dark fruit and light bitter and a bit dry from the oak aging. A wonderfull oaked aged version of a great quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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