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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (10515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - dark dark brown pour with a lazing beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, dark chocolate, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, plethora of dark dried fruits, slight licorice, nice spices in there, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10456) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Butilka: Deep ruby-amber coloured, almost clear, small and stable off-White foamy creamy layer; sweet raisins, molasses, sweet wine and caramel in the pretty complex nose, ornated by traces of chocolate; moderate to solid sweet and - subdued - bitter flavour, full bodied; lingering sweet-vinous and aramelly finish with some cacao in the very end. Good,good...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are marzipan and coffee with chocolate. Alcohol with vinous notes. Flavours are vinous with warming alcohol and marzipan. Indeterminate malts with, as previously mentioned, strong glue. Dry berries with berries and pepper to finish. Weird but decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (10307) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Had this at Carmargue, Berchem, Antwerp, Belgiew 19-03-11. Glowing rich red ruby coloured beer with superb clarity, looks great. Alcohol sits very heavy in the mouth and there is a bittreness the persists throughout. Not sure whether this is a bit raw /young but it doesnt work well for me, in fact the bitterness is quite harsh and quite medicinal at times, not really my thing couldnt even finish it. A6 A5 T4 P3 Ov10 2.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Reddish brown pour, thin off-white head. Big Belgian yeastiness, some banana. Dried fruit. Taste is big and chewy. Sweet, warming finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bomber. Reddish brown pour - rich looking. Aroma is dark fruit and dark chocolate. Just a bit of booze. All the elements are there, but not quite as standout as St. Bernardus or Rochefort.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Lovely auburn colour with a low light brown head, no lace. Aroma is spicy and yeasty and sweet, leading into a palate filled with chewy sweet brown sugar, dried figs, dried apricots, sultanas, and hints of dark cherries and tea. Very complex, warming without being harsh. One of the most enjoyable quads Ive had in a while.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9991) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a massive beige head and a sourish aroma. There is a rich plum and treacle flavor that is hella tasty. A nice quad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle from ohtsuki. Spicy, fruity aroma, raisins, dried plums, chocolate, a bit of alcohol burn. Almost black, with orange, and a thin, fine head. Sweet, fruity, hot, cherry, raisin, plums, chocolate, molasses. Hot, with quite a strong tanginess too. A bit thin and airy for a quad. Too much carbonation as well. Also needs some age to get the alcohol to mellow. Not a world-class quad yet, but maybe with some age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
33 cl bottle @ Gastopub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Dark ruby red with a medium beige head. Caramel and dark malts on the nose, notes of licorice and orange peel. Dark sweet malts and caramel on the flavor, orange and some syrup also. Complex, but unfortunately the alcohol dominates too much at the end.
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