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


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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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Gerbeer (3745) - 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.

tommann (3745) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
330ml bottle, best before Nov 13. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is raisin, caramel and molasses. Slightly vinous. Taste has caramel and red wine. Lots of dark red fruits. Slightly burnt finish.

RexTalionis (3744) - 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.

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.

drjay44 (3706) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2011
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting beige head, with some lacing, over a clear reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is raisin, cherry, toffee/caramel, cola....taste is dried cherry, raisin, bit of allspice, finishing slightly astringent...mouth feel light, sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation adds a pleasant spritz.This meets the style. It is not as rich as some, the alcohol is a bit too obvious, and complexity is on the light side. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

Huhzubendah (3705) - 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

gegwilson (3701) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle brought back from a trip from Bruges. Rich ruby colour witha lasting frothy cream head. Peppery stewed fruit aroma. The flavour has lots of peppery spice with sweet stewed fruits, raisin, toffee and clove. Nice.

DYCSoccer17 (3695) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
8 ounce sample on tap at Perfecto Lounge. The aroma on this is a little weird. Lightly tart and sour with some caramelly hints. I also detect some anise, and not much else. Not really what I’d expect from a quad. Transparent ruddy mahogany body with a small, off-white head and decent lacing. Starts tart and lightly astringent. Becomes a little sweet towards the middle. Some molasses character is in there. Finishes a bit boozy with some more astringency. Not a big fan of this beer at all.

smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pours cola brown with big light tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and bread dough. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some raisins, dough and candy sugar. Taste is good initially but ends with a weird aftertaste, kind of medicinal. Medium body with lively carbonation.

nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4.12.2014. Dark brown with red, big head. Nice intense aroma of malts, dried and dark fruits, burnt sugar, spices, alcohol. Taste has dried and dark fruits, sweetness, spices. Alcohol comes through as too.. alcohol. Otherwise good.

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