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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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Mango_Kid (39) - - JUL 30, 2013
De Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel was enige tijd geleden en ware verrijking, als trouwe aanhanger van ondernemer de La Trappe Quadrupel. Het aroma is vol en donker met geuren van karamel, candij en donker fruit. De hop toets volgt subtiel op het einde en de geur van de gist blijft in het aroma goed verborgen. Aan het uiterlijk merk je vooral aan de fijn bruisende schuimkraag en vooral de kleine explosies hierin dat je met een bier van zeer hoge gisting te maken hebt. De kleur van het bier zelf is donker bruin en vrijwel ondoorzichtig. De smaak ligt in het verlengde van het aroma. Toetsen van gebrande candij, bitterheid van licht gezoete koffie m’n met in de afdronk een lichte fruitige toets. Vooral in de smaak is het vleugje banaan, afkomstig van de gist prominent aanwezig. Het mondgevoel is heerlijk, licht bruisend en sprankelend, doch klef genoeg om de nasmaak voldoende vast te houden. Voor mij dus al bij al een heel goed bier wat ik op en eerder winterse- of herfstavond, onder de gezelligheid van het haardvuur aan mijn gasten zou durven serveren. Top!


3.5
TEJA (3067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2017
Long lasting fluffy dark beige head. Clear orange brown color. Big bread aroma. with a slight metallic touch and a complex roasted maltiness. Stromng alcohole and a medium body that don’t respond to the alcohol. Roasted and malty taste but lacks a bit of caramell.

4
Marko (5718) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2017
Bottled at Craft Room. Brown, clear, tinged with amber, light off whitr head. Full aroma, red apple esters, caramel, toffee, malt, soft, nice! Soft malty apple ester taste, toffee, perfumy, good maltiness but flavor-wise, not heavy at all. Good strong but soft carbonation. Wow.

3.6
harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle at the brewery Brugge. Malty aroma. Too fizzy. Dark fruits and malt aroma. Really good dark fruit chocolate cake flavour in the mouth fizzy finish. Lets it down. Good flavour though.

3.7
nathanvc (508) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2017
At De Republiek, Bruges. Pours hazy dark brown with a lasting, foamy, beige head. The aroma contains dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, caramel, spices and hops. It tastes light spicy and hoppy bitter, then medium to heavy sweet with a caramel accent. Medium body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation, light alcohol in the finish (which, for 11%, stille remains quite well hidden). A tasty brew, with elements of a Scotch; the carbonation could have been lower.

4.4
drmet (967) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2017
L: -pours a hazy ruby-brown with a big,foamy,sand-coloured head S: -black currant,bready,syrupy,faint coffee,plums,raisins T: -cherries,black currant,raisins,plums,syrupy,bready F: -medium to high carbonation -medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Goes right into a line of the great Belgian Quads.Not quite on the level of a Chimay Blue or Rochefort 10.

4.1
Beamer (62) - - JUN 11, 2017
Lekker zoet biertje met een iets bittere afdronk, mooie donkere kleur, voor mij lekkerder dan zijn groene broertje, meer smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
arnaultp (30) - FRANCE - JUN 10, 2017
Robe couleur acajou avec des reflets rougeoyants. Au nez elle dévoile des arômes fruités de melon, de fruits rouges, de malt et de café pour des saveurs en bouche portées par une grande complexité avec des notes de liqueur, de fruits fermentés, de malt e de café. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
kapusil (1432) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2017
0.33l bottle. Very dark ruby body with an enormous light brown head. Very complex brew. It has an intense tangerine character that I didn’t expect at all supported by notes of raisins, orange zest, pepper, caramel and floral hops. Sweet from the dark malts and heavy, but because of the fruity character it’s fresh too. It definitely deserves to be among the top 50 quads.

4.4
Echon (535) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2017
Dark mahogany. Very powerful and rich, with ripe fruit, banana, yeasty spices and dark sugar. Starts sweet, and ends with a dry and lightly bitter finish with warming alcohol. Medium body, and foamy carbonation. Overall, a fantastic quadrupel. Intense, complex, very powerful and very tasty.

4.5
nemma (7) - - MAY 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2017 One of the best begian beers. Hight alcohol, with fruity flavour, great top with nice colour.


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