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


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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 35   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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smmaaren (588) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aromas of berries, fruits, hops, malts and spices. Taste is sweet. High carbonation. Quality brew.

Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
0,33 bottle from systembolaget. - On the aroma this beer is heavy on the dark fruits. Slight leather and herbal hoppiness. Flavor is intense. Heavy on the dark fruits here as well. Tons of nuttiness, raisins. Not as dry as other quads, and i like that quite a lot. Delicious beer.

Milter (1080) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 Wow. En af de sjove øl. Mrgrt fin og behagelig smag. Flot farve. For meget alkohol.

DomD (317) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of nuts and bread. Pours a very dark brown with off white head and some nice lacing. Taste is light to medium sweet. Full bodied with thick texture. Excellent brew, hard to believe it is 11%.

nilsas (4719) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, rosiner, Malt og vanilje.
Utseende: Mørk brun, nesten sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt skum.
Smak: Rosiner, frukter, noe sprudlende.
Hvor: Kjø[email protected] Bryne, [email protected]
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Kommentar: Fin kveldskos.

MindSlip (15) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016

Heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, moderate hoppy and yeasty, dark fruits, raisins, spices.
Ruby/brown beer with a slightly large off-white head.
Moderate sweet and bitter, spicy, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, bitter hop finish with some alcohol.

Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Dark brown with minimal head. Dark fruit some farmyard funk. Malty spiciness. Excellent... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

wrlangin (230) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Draft at Yardhouse. Overall, a good quad. Well balanced sweetness and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2016
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Mørkebrun med et lite rødskjær. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer lenge. Pen lacing. God maltaroma med et lite hint av krydder. Smaken balansert. Mye malt. Lett søtlig krydder. Ender opp litt tørt. Alkoholen bra kamuflert men en merker den varmende effekten. Vel mye kullsyre.

islay (3125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a large amount of uneven, golden taupe head. Great color of head. Good lacing. Yeasty, mineral aroma. Almost metallic in smell, unfortunately. Caramel, baked apple, and raisin (raw and cooked) scents. Dark malt flavor. A bit of roast. Tangerine. A metallic sweetness as well as some umami. Very subtle flavors. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Fizzy, lively, fluffy, and frothy in the palate. Easy to drink. I’m not feeling this one, to my surprise. I hope it improves with age. Just not much there in complexity or strength, and there are some unfortunate elements in the aroma (along with some pleasant ones).

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