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


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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnroblawson (40) - Ames, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Plum, grapefruit with coffee, dark chocolate finish. Nice but more one-dimensional than e.g. Rochefort 10.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phitje (9) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Een straffe hendrik quadruppel uit de fles in een rochefort glas. wat een topbier, niet te koel drinken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (702) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2013
33cl. Pours dark red, almost black with moderate mostly persisting head. Sweet, moderate malty, caramel,alchool aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, alchool, light bitter, well balanced. Light for the 11%, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - SEP 12, 2013
Shared a 33cl bottle from Delheize. Pours a brown colour with a tan persistent head. Aroma is caramel and yeast. Medium carbonation and full body. Flavour is quite light for a 11 ABV beer. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (962) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Tap. Pours a dark red-brown with a large resilient off-white head taste is of roasted malts, caramel, sugar, dark fruits, spices and a bit of yeast. Sweet with some hoppiness in the finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4413) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from the National Brewery Centre, Burton. Dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts and alcohol. Medium bodied and chewy. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
A well rounded and restrained quad offering initially distinct components which merge to create an enjoyably sweet and earthy ale from start to finish

A very deep mahogany body supports a 1", desaturated khaki head which falls to a thick, solid ring and thin continent producing thick yet fleeting, arcing peninsulas of lace
Smooth, well controlled candied sugars lead the way, introducing raisins, blueberries, figs, and prunes complimented by lighter, juicy sweet notes of apple and pear, married by dark caramel and molasses nuances, all rounded by a light finishing layer of milk chocolate on a smooth, medium body with restrained carbonation for the style, leaving a light, silky, sugary coating; residuals are a blended sense of the aromas and flavors with a building influence of clove and fruity ester finishing with a flair of alcohol warmth collaborating to communicate a sense of raw honey; I generally experience fall leaves and thanksgiving desserts, warm and sweet, but with a humble earthy character

11.2 oz notched best before bottle code L: c D 13 (which must be sometime in December of 2013) at 50 into 16oz Sade brandy snifter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle from Ashley. Brownish pour with a beige head. Aroma is plums, carbonation, alcohol, and brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar, alcohol, crazy dark fruit, and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, burned malts, little anise. TASTE: lots of alcohol, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, burned malts, molasses. Very decent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (7414) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: De Republiek, Brugge.
Appearance: Dark red colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, spices, alcohol, malt, dark fruit.
Body: Watery body with rather low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, alcohol, dark fruit.
Comment: Starts off good, but falls flat at the end. Would have been much better if it managed to last all the way through the sip, as it is it falls a bit short.

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