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


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RATINGS: 877   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle - a near black, near perfect beer. This was quality. Lots of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, fruit, malt... oh, so many. Very complex beer, well balanced with a boozy warm kick at the end. Need another now! Waiter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SebBrews (89) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 20, 2017
Pours reddish dark brown with lasting, dense beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins, toffee, molasses and hints of coffee. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel, dried plums, apple pie, oak and yeast. Nice alcoholic kick towards the end and very balanced. Creamy, full bodied, average carbonation. A great quad for cold winters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EvNa (191) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2017 Bottle. Color: Dark ruby, thick frothy beige head. Taste: Pretty sweet, combined with well balanced notes of the roasted malts, raisins, coffee and brown sugar. Hints of caramel. Rich palate, medium to full body. Low carbonation. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1788) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Strong sweet dark ale drink from 33cl bottle bought from delhaize in Brussels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
West12 (4) - sarasota, - JAN 12, 2017 does not count
Best beer I have ever had bar westvleteren 12. Absolutely fabulous. Cant recommend it enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlueGaljoen (138) - FRANCE - JAN 11, 2017
Une trs bonne quadruple, aucune lourdeur, maitrise des armes malts trs ronds. Des notes de fruits rouges. Trs belle mousse. Une vrai bire plaisirs.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
funcut (565) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2017
Hvala mom prijatelju Goranu iz picerije Viva u sibeniku na novom pivu... Puno jako pivo koje nazalost zbog prevelike kolicine alkohola gubi ostale okuse...nije pitko ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (837) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 3, 2017
330ml bottle from Beer Square. Pours a slightly reddish brown color with a big beige creamy head that lasts long and leaves a nice film. Aroma is intensely fruity and malty with a mixture of raisins, plums, prunes, fig marmalade, molasses, candy sugar and diverging notes of apple, apple pie, cake and bread crust. Taste is intensely sweet and fruity, complex with nuanced flavors, and very well complimented by a boozy kick. Touches of wood and fruitcake can be felt as well. Perfectly rounded. Body is medium to big... a bit thinner than other Quads. Still, alcohol provides just enough presence, without overpowering. Carbonation is medium and the complexity is fairly high. Another nice Quad... probably my favorite style currently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle brought back from a trip from Bruges. Rich ruby colour witha lasting frothy cream head. Peppery stewed fruit aroma. The flavour has lots of peppery spice with sweet stewed fruits, raisin, toffee and clove. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EkinTelli (116) - TURKEY - DEC 31, 2016
amber, sparkling, white foam, frothy, bread, grass, dough, banana, bubblegum, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kampfar (174) - Osnabrck, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2016
From 0.33 L bottle, pours hazy, dark brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma with caramel, plum, slightly alcoholic. Taste is malty with dark fruits, slightly sweet, alcohol. Light bitter, long finish. Medium to full body, slick texture and medium carbonated.

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