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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 940   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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3.7
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2014
Dark brown, opaque, slighty tanned medium head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, honey, berries, grapes. At first, a bit roasty taste, later malty, again honey, yrasty notes, esters, fruits. Full body, sweetish finish, good carbonation.

4.3
VDuquerroux (1868) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A dark brown beer with mahogany hues at the bottom of my glass. Huge creamy beige head ; good retention. Fruity aroma (grape, prune), alcohol, caramel, ashes, smoke, spice, licorice. Medium sugary and warming sweet with light lasting bitter in the background. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, sweet finish witha bitter note. Overall, delicious begian beer : fruity, spicy, bittersweet with a real depth...

4.3
LuisVida (72) - - NOV 11, 2014
Excelent quadruple which matches elegance and dryness with alcoholic strenght and roasty character. Great mouthfeel and balance.

3.4
Yves (3134) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Shared with wim at bierfestival merksplas 2014. Brown colored beer with small brownish head and no carbonation. Roasted fruited aroma. Finish is creamed coffee roasted.

4.5
Luumu (27) - , FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Tumma, läpinäkymätön, kirkas. Vaahto katoava, vaalea rusehtava. Tuoksu puhdas, suklaata, kahvia. Maku makea, ei juurikaan läpipistävää alkoholia, hedelmäinen, paahteinen. Suutuntuma hento, kevyen hapokas, samenttinen. Kaikkiaan todella miellyttävä juotava.

3.8
WingdSoldier (77) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Strong dark ale, solid foam head. Full bodied malty character with spicy bitter aftertaste.

3.7
YantarCoast (1521) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruit, Turkish delight, and a sort of floweriness (perhaps rose). Taste is similar. Alcohol is extremely well masked.

3.9
Idiosynkrasie (7974) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
330ml bottle [kindly donated by bartlebier, thank you very much!]. Coffee brown colour with average, frothy, rock solid, fully lasting, off-white head. Dark fruity aroma, notes of dried dark fruit and their parings as well, minimally spicy, yeasty overtones. Taste belongs to the same genre, more intense, multifaceted and complex, with additional moderately sweet chocolate notes, oscillating between raisin, plum, blue grapes etc. Oily texture, slightly sticky palate. Pure pleasure.

3.7
Muggus69 (2726) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
330mL bottle BB 26-11-2016 Lively deep brown body, holds a nice creamy beige head, leaving clumpy lace. Rich sugary aroma; treacley, molasses, dates & prunes. rum & raisin, some earthy phenolics. Thick, viscous body, lifted creamy carbonation, serious length, smooth warming finish. Particularly earthy on the body. There’s notes of dark brown/cooked sugars, but not particularly sweet, quite savoury, a slight bit tannic & dry with dark fruits & wood spice. Booze is not shy. Tasty stuff, just a touch rough around the edges.

3.9
Pacool (41) - - OCT 21, 2014
Intensywne w smaku oraz barwie. Piwo o niezwykłym charakterze który umiejętnie maskuje prawdziwą moc (11%).


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