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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: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 35   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13827) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Red-amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy powerfull yeasty aroma. Great plumb ntes. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice powerfull fruity notes. Long great finish. Creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13610) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Sample at DE 2013. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, alcohol, fruit, yeast and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13340) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle at Christian Firtal. Deep ruby with a lasting off-white head. Inviting fruity aroma with plums, dates, raisins and port wine, with an underlying spicy note. Sweetish flavour with equal parts dried fruit, caramel, alcohol heat and spice (anise, licorice, coriander notes). The alcohol is notable and rather hot, but reasonably well integrated

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottled sample at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color with a medium sized brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of berries, cherries and brown sugar. The taste is big brown sugar notes, toffee, berries, bready notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle. dark amber color. Hint of pear drups in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholic. Malt, pear drups and a hint of cologne in the flavor. Lots of warming alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
(33cl bottle) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of yeast, earth, raisins, coriander, maple, banana, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, yeast, coriander, caramel, and orange.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12839) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear dark brown with a large, creamy and frothy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters (dates, plums, figs), earthy and woody hops, caramel and cookie malt, and lightly toasted grains. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, cellar and wood notes, light hops and bitterness with spicy and peppery alcohol. Full body and medium carbonation, accentuated by the alcohol bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Sample shared by a friend. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head that recedes quickly to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Full-bodied and somewhat chewy with flavors of chocolate malt, plums, caramel and yeast. The finish is fruity up front with a toasted malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2011
from Au Grain dOrge, Neuchtel - hazy ruby-brown colour with a solid dark beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of yeast and pears; very sweet and full-bodied; lot of residual sugars, esters, yeast and more fruity tones

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown, light fruits, esters, dry toffee, quite sweet.


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