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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 35   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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3.9
tbonde (361) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
33 cl [email protected] in Trappist [email protected] 8 degrees C. Pours almost black, which turns dark red when you put it to a light., with a substantial beige head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Very stringent taste with roasted malt, liquirice and a distinct bitterness in the long aftertaste - bordering on grapefruit. High alcohol content asserts itself a little too much. This was a young example BBF June 2017 and I am sure that several years cellaring will improve this beer. Will try it. Oh, and almost an extra decimal for that golden half moon face on a black background on the cap... perhaps the best cap I have ever seen.

4
kustie (1185) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black color that turns into dark red with a light. Light brown head. Aroma has plums, caramel, ripe fruits, licorice and coffee. Taste is first a bit sweet with some sour aspects but turns into quite dry and somewhat bitter long aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, licorice, coffee, port, plums, ripe fruits. Quite intense and interesting one.

3.1
benpickens (512) - Camarillo, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours inky black with no head other than soapy bubbles; tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose; chalky and bitter on the tongue... tastes like the westie 12 I had where I accidentally poured the sediment into the glass, but this time, I don’t think I poured the sediment into the glass. too bitter and chalky by half

3.5
DocJitsu (1976) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours a dull dark brown-amber with an impressive light tan head. Dark red fruit and caramel malt on the nose. Full and moderately astringent on the palate. Sweet malt blanced with a mildly tart dark red fruit.

3.7
Ysok02 (1559) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Robe brune, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur le chocolat amer, la fourrure, les épices, touche de banane. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une matière moyenne, des amers marqués et une finale un peu abrupte. Bière bien faite mais loin de mes préférées.

3.8
VincentKabel (263) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Dark red-brown beer with a off-white foam head. Dark fruits, caramelised sugar, alcohol and malts. Nice quadrupel, well-balanced.

3.6
nihtila (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4.12.2014. Dark brown with red, big head. Nice intense aroma of malts, dried and dark fruits, burnt sugar, spices, alcohol. Taste has dried and dark fruits, sweetness, spices. Alcohol comes through as too.. alcohol. Otherwise good.

4.5
yy0pp (1512) - - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma - Sweet pear, caramel, honey. Taste - Fruit, chocolate, toffee.

4.5
lbianchi66 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 Robe brune et opaque aux reflets rubis. La mousse tient peu.Arômes biscuits, malt, fruits noirs, réglisse, pruneau.Très longue en bouche.Une excellente quadruple.

3.3
charlotte (5386) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle.Muddy brown colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits and roasted caramel,nice vinous with flavor of prune and toffee caramel,nice warming mouth feels and smooth sweet finish.


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