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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: 876   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3358) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
Fruity sweet aroma, bready malts. Beautiful dark reddish brown body with foamy off-white head. Sweet malty taste, a touch of bitterness. Abv well masked. Very good quadrupel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Serving: 11.2 oz. bottle at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a hazy brown color with a dense, light tan head. the nose is slightly spicy with light Belgian yeast notes, and a hint of banana. The flavor takes a mellow malt route with some dried fruit, dusty yeast notes, dried banana, and light bubble gum. Medium bodied with high carbonation and a slightly dry finish thanks to the high ABV. A solid quad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3331) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Opaque dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (mostly fruit), medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark fruit (mostly fig) and hints of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
330 ml bottle at Brug Beertje. POurs a garnet red/brown with head that lasts. Aromas of malt and caramel. Malt flavor with candy. Sweet. Warm but nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3308) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a dense tan head. Rich malty nose with caramel, belgian yeast, raisins, and fruity esters. Flavor was very sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, raisins, and had a touch of toffee. A decent quad

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3298) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
This is a tasty and sneaky quad. Aroma was very nice. Strong Belgian yeast with a heavy dark fruit note. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with thick puffy 2 finger tan head. Taste was delicious. Strong on the dark fruit. Fig and plum with a heavy mouth feel. As it warmed a strong brown sugar flavor came out and dominated. There was also hints of toffee and that unmistakable Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. Could barely detect alcohol in this beer and was surprised to see it was 11%. Medium carbonation round it out.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (3254) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2014
At a tasting, many thanks MrHangover, almost no head, quite clear dark brown colour, aroma of dried cherries and apricots, caramel and light oxidised notes, fruity sour flavour with woody and sherry notes, a bit too light bodied. Quite old but still interesting.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Holmen2 (3228) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Bottel shared with JMD at HNB 11.05.13. Dark brown. Fantastically nice beige head. Aroma of hops and berries. First taste is of dark berries, then of refreshing hops. Aftertaste is of dark malt with hop bitterness that lingers on. Average carbonation. A suberb beer, and the best quadrupel Ive tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3205) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, nuts and plum. Bittersweet finish with ripe fruits and citrus. Excellent quadruppel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3171) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
heavy on the flavor, but has a strong alcohol aroma that is way too strong. some other flavors of cola, nuts, and a touch of eucalyptus. thin palate but consistent. a strong bite.


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