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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 33cl, BB 11/2015. - Pours an unctuous dark brown/purple with solid off-white head. Aroma is is an aromatic and port-like syrup of sweet dark fruits. Taste is immensely layered as you would expect of a quadruple, ranging from intital malt and dark fruit sweetness with heavy alcohol to coffee roast dryness and pronounced hop spice shifting to take centre stage as it warms. Strange effervescence for a beer this heavy. Depending on your drinking needs of the evening, you could dub this mix willfully complex or dramatically confused. What remains is a unique and artfully crafted mahogani master of a quad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Wanted to try this one for a long time partly because of the pengest label. The date isnt genotched, but Im guessing this one is pretty fresh. Dark brown with a large pale beige head. Aroma: dark stewed and dried fruit, brioche dough, some chocolate, leather. Full bodied but not syrupy. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol there but well integrated. Not all that sweet but certainly rich. Some dough, but perhaps cleaner than expected from the aroma. Dried fruit - raisins macerated in brandy - , chocolate, very gently spicy bitterness. Pretty good, might mellow a bit over a year or two.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Tarrants on 04/12/2011. Dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet caramel, fruit, and light candi sugar aroma. Sweet caramel, molasses, fruit, and candi sugar flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3774) - SPAIN - APR 1, 2017
33cl Bottle @ 2D2Dspuma Tienda, Barcelona, Spain. Reddish brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is yeast, malt, berries, prune. Taste is yeast, malt, sweet, prune, licorice, dark fruits, hints of banana. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3760) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle at sampling session. From notes. Prunes, candi sugar, and some grassiness in the nose. Very cola-like. Mid palate is a bit harsh and unrefined. Has quite a kick. Drinkable, indeed. But not the best of quads.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3731) - Srumsand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
Mrk brun med hyt eggegult kremete skum. Lukter melkesjokolade, karamell, noe ryk og mrke frukter. Fyldig. Salt smak. Mot salmiakk lakris. Espresso og en fin fruktighet i bakgrunnen. Kjenner ogs belgisk gjr og noe stram alkohol mot slutten. Kort

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3714) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
Bottle. Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Full body with a long warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Deep chocolate brown, clear at the edges with a lacy topping. Nose is brown sugar, cola, raisin and cinnamon stick. Medium light with scratchy, slightly foamy carb; getting sticky. Taste is raisin, burnt sugar, carrot juice and nutmeg. Banana as it warms. Decent rendition of a tough style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours cloudy,dark brown with caramel highlights and a tan creamy head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, Belgian yeast, and toasted malts. Dark fruit flavor is dominant with Belgian yeast, caramel, and citrus. Really good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3705) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled. Amber colour with a beige head. Dark fruits, syrup and yeast in aroma and some dark malts also. Flavour a bit similar with a hoppy bitter finish.


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