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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2801) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Heavy bread, nutty and milk chocolate for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, with raisin, dried cherry, wood, toffee, bourbon, with a hint of vinegar and a faint mix of baking spices. Head is small, frothy, light tan with thin slippery lacing and good legs, and is almost fully diminishing to a small ring. Color is clear burgandy. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy with a flat to soft carbonation, and finishes lightly alcoholic. Though hugely complex its a very malty and sweet Quadrupel, its just that the sweetness isnt balanced by any acidity or enough bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with small offwhite head. Dark fruit, spices, sugar, caramel, malt. Nice lingering plummy aftertaste. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle split at JFs, 26/12/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized biege head that dissipates to pondwork, Nose is sweet, rich caramel, dark toffee fudge, dates, raisens, booze. Taste comprises Xmas Cake, liqourice, toffee, hint of cocoa, sweet tasting, rich caramel, nutty tang, dark fruits. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. Ok easy drinking quad but lacks a little complexity and finesse.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (453) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Color mbar muy oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que desaparece rpidamente; aromas marcados a malta tostada, caramelo, frutos negros y brandy; en boca entrada maltosa y licorosa con notas a especias y alcohol bien integrado aunque sus 11 se acaban notando; cerveza con buen cuerpo amargor muy sutil y trago corto; pos gusto demasiado seco lo que la desvalora un poco.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KLTZK (55) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a large off-white head that slowly but never fully disappears. Very dark and a bit reddish brown appearance. Very sweet malty aroma, hints of brown sugar, dark fruits, plum and yeast. Tasty is more yeasty, but still fruity. Hints of caramel, yeast, malts, brown sugar, plum, wood and another thing which I cant identify. Long yeasty aftertaste. Nice quad. 30 minutes later Eureka! The mystery flavor is melon. Inspired by Westy 8 maybe?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (1033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown with some reddishness. Sweet berry notes, some roasted nuttiness. Touch of bitterness, predominantly sweet. Sort of raisiny back of the mouth roundness. Mid heavy body, sort of oily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a dark brown-amber with light tan head. Aroma is a fix of fruit, spices, wheat and some yeast. Taste is similar to aroma but with stronger fruit and spices and a yeast/wheat aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (751) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
Dark beer with a beige-white head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Flavour is malty, chocolate and medium sweet. Very nice brew. (Bottle 33cl)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keenimeeni (21) - KINGSTON, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
Pouring dark brown with a dirty white head, the aromas of fruits and a hint of spice belie the rich and enveloping flavour. Clean, complex, dry and chewy, this beer celebrates the weight of its body with a long, fruity and caramel finish. An intense beer crafted for people to appreciate as such; wowsers and wannabe-beer-lovers steer clear.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mpuntmuts (142) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Dark brown pour with medium sized off white head. Great first smell! Raisins and other dried fruits and sweet roasted malts and burnt sugar. Wow, fantastic flavors gather in my mouth. The plummy dried fruits which I am really fond of. Not overly sweet with a nice bitter linger. Caramel and coffee/chocolate. There?s some sour in it too. Medium to full body with not too high of a carbonation and somewhat dry finish. Way better then expected. Good Quad! !


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