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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: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, cherry, abv remains well hidden, decent enough quad, nice to try but I wouldnt drink a bunch of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9922) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft at Yard House - CIncinnati. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves spots of film. Notes of figs, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, toast, sweet bread, cake, earth, and dates. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet and actually kind of toasty mouthfeel. Rich and tasty. ABV is pretty much masked. Good quad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9919) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
33cl bottle at lemmys, leiden. Dark beer.decent white head. Interesting aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9905) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
Bouteille et quelle bonne surprise venant de cette brasserie brugeoise. De couleur rousse/cuivre, elle offre une mousse paisse beige; Arme subtile de malt, sucre candi et fruit la place trs haute dans mes favorites du style. Ce nez fruit est profond allant vers la prune avec peut-tre de la pomme? Au palais, elle prsente toutes les bonnes caractristiques dune quad, mlangeant parfaitement sucre candi, malt pale et caramel ainsi que des fruits noirs laissant une fine couche damertume qui se fond merveille avec un niveau dalcool qui est bien prsent sans pour cela prendre totalement le dessus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2010
Draught Beautiful garnet-red to brown beer with a dense, mango-yellow head. Chestnuts roasted with waffles syrup, and amandine/rosewater smell. Sweet, sweet, almondy and rosewater, perfumed. Seen the glacial serving temperature, the syrupy taste & feel must be horrifying warming up, but I have to admit to have passed that test. Sticky, syrupy, oversweet, powerful body. The serious alcoholcontent makes the perfumed overload to be nearly unpalatable. Ouch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
(bottle, 33cl) Slightly hazy, dark and reddish amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and slightly sugary toast-malty aroma with present notes of dark berries. Sweet flavour with a present level of roasty bitterness in the background, full bodied with a modest carbonation. Moderately roasted malty taste with berry-fruits, a delicately spicy touch, as well as a whiff of chocolate; sweet and slightly roasty bitter finish with noticeable alcoholic notes. Likeable. 03.IV.12

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Pecan pie and bubblegum mingle with charming flowers and cocoa in this most elegant Quadrupel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam decorates a brown thats as shiny as can be (for that color).
-Body is light and fluffy, which is impressive for such a potent brew.
-The nutty character could also evoke chestnuts.
-Alcohol warms up the finish, but delicately so.

Bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (9369) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2011
bottle from Bierkoning - bedankt. Hazy brownish colour, large head. High carbonation. Caramel, herbs, spices dominate, quite sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Almost black very dark red brown body. Solid roasted malt caramel straw cocoa aroma and flavor with a nice hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. Well balanced and the alcohol is hidden very well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (9184) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2011
33 cl. bottle @ home \ this one is a quad from the Halve Maan (Half Moon) brewery from Bruges, they are apparently the only brewery in the centre of Bruges which is a fact that they stress frequently in their advertisement \ I still remember drinking Brugse Zot by them back when it was still rather unknown and better than now days, still much better on draft than in a bottle, these days this brewery has been really cranking it, they seem to have a pretty good pr & distribution \ I keep seeing their beers everywhere and lots of people seem to them know at least by name \ I have seen this one quite frequently but not being particularly impressed by their other beers so far, I have mostly passed this one by so far \ After I saw it at the local supermarket, I decided to get a bottle \ It pours a amber/brown with a nice ruby glow and a beige head \ Smells very sweet with caramel, lots of sweet winter spices and touch of winter herbs, caramelised raisins, overripe dark fruits, caramelised malt and superglue \ Taste is lots of slightly bitter, fermenting dark fruits, very heavy on the spices and strongly herbal as well, lots of raisins, spoiled grapes & spicy yeast, touch of plastic in there as well, alcohol in the finish \ Body is rather light especially given the strength and alleged style plus it is also sparkling \ This one is clearly not a quad, the use of that term is 100 % marketing this is a middling to slightly below average Strong Dark Belgian Ale, not particularly impressive as have been the other offerings that I have tried so far from this brewery but not necessarily terrible or bad even just a bit too much lowest common abominator


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