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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: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3649) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2011
On tap @ Get Real NY Belgian Fest. This was downstairs kinda by itself but real glad I found it. Smells great of port wine and dark fruits. tastes of sweet yet burnt sugar, cherries, plums, and other dark fruits, caramel, wood, nuts, and finishes boozy. Remind myself to grab this beer again come winter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3633) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3632) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff! The beer appears a dark maple brown color with a thick, dense, light beige head. Excellent retention and ample lacing. Quads are just great looking beers. The aroma brings dark fruits, particularly plums, figs, raisins. Yeast presence is there as well. The aroma is a bit weak for the style. Sweet raisins with a hint of yeast. Lingering bitterness in the finish. Caramel malt and toffee. Alcohol presence is very well disguised. A bit of warmth going down. Nice feel. A good sipper. Not as complex as the Trappist examples of the style. Still, an enjoyable beer and worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-10-2011

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear ruddy brown color. The head was exuberant and tan with good retention. Dark fruits, clove, hay, alcohol, and a dash of brown sugar in the nose. Medium bodied and slightly sweet up front. Dry and earthy at the end with prickly carbonation and a warming alcohol effect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3614) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2012
750 ml bottle. As an aside, I love the label, especially the moon. Pours a clear deep mahogany with a large tan head that remains substantial to the end of the glass and leaves a sudsy coating on the glass with each sip. Pleasant aroma of caramel and dates. The flavor is caramel, malt and dates. Fairly smooth and well-rounded on the palate. Overall, a very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3613) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3610) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
Deep clear mahogany orange body with a large tan colored head. Pungent sweet vanilla, dried light fruits and christmas spices on the nose. Smooth, full bodied and alcoholic. Pungent sweet and bitter with toasted notes and spicy roasted hints. Dry tongue. Even warms the throat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3589) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a good formation of tan head but quickly diminishes in a thin layer. Aroma has chocolate hints, slightly spiced, toasted malts and caramel. Flavour is bready, with brown sugar trace,s sweet and chocolate at the beginning. Dense on palate, the final is long and with candy sugar taste although also slightly bittery too. Carbonation is soft. Body is high. Texture is oily.


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