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

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RATINGS: 866   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eldenegro (3) - Arenys de Munt, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
Sin duda la mejor cerveza que he probado. Una cerveza muy lograda, muy bien estructurada, no desentona ningun aroma, ni el alcohol, tiene persistencia en boca, vamos, una maravilla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1515) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
Un trs joli sigle de bouteille. Nearly the design of the Moonlight Brewing Company from California. A bucolic corner of the Sonoma Valley for this one, and the historical medieval city of Bruges for the other one... But the most important is what you will find in your glass !!! About the Straffe Hendrik quadruple, we have two things to say first : 1. A member of the Belgian Family Brewers, and an old story beginning in 1856 with the family Maes (not the one of the pils producer !!), and a first mention of brewing in 1546 !!! 2. One of the rare belgian beers with the name of quadruple, unusual in our vocabulary. I have also seen that beer qualified as a barley wine. Let us see... First of all, a very high level : 11 % abv. A very dark color, very encouraging... Une mousse beige qui tient sur le liquide pendant la dgustation, mais un niveau assez bas. Des armes superbes de grand brassin : prunes mres, poire, dattes, figues, et une pointe de joli porto vintage. Premire bouche magnifique sur les amandes, noisettes, pommes de terre, petite pointe de coriandre et en arrire bouche lamertume dun bon houblon. La seconde part sur des notes de cerises noires, de massepain, avec une pointe de cognac fins bois. On est clairement sur le plan dun barley wine, avec une complexit superbe. La 3me vient une sorte dquilibre mais avec de nouvelles dcouvertes gustatives, et en gardant une amertume plus importante que des bires brunes fortes dabbaye, qui sont dordinaire plus douces en bouche. La levure est pourtant trs douce, mais mon avis, elle est en petite quantit la refermentation en bouteille, pour donner la priorit au houblon. Bire originale donc, o on attend la longueur pour poser un diagnostic qui sannonce chaud... Dans la premire partie de la finale, on a des accents de stout bien construit, avec une sorte de charbon de bois qui passe trs bien la rampe, et saccomode des autres gots comme dans un rve... Bire donc trs structure, qui rvle un caractre extraordinaire, avec une complexit de trs grand niveau. On est au top, on le sait, reste la finale, un trs grand moment de tout dgustateur. Cette finale, comme celle de la Cup en Angleterre, est un very very beautiful moment... On va dire pour une bire, plutt la finale du Superbowl.... Bref, vous choisissez selon vos affinits. Pour ma part, je reste avec la Straffe Hendrik quadruple, qui me fait la meilleure impression, et qui me confirme que nous avons tous les styles de bire en Belgique, dont un barley wine qui fera trs bonne figure.. Un conseil : try it, and after that you see a moonlight brewing in the sky...

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ottarfs (1) - NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
Incredibly tasty and aromatic beer. Like a meal in itself, absolutely loved it!

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cram (15) - - DEC 14, 2014
Alles komt samen in deze quad. Mijn absolute all time favoriet. Prachtige afdronk. Dit is mijn bier.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gerrit59 (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Bire brune 11 de chez de Halve maan couleur noire Arme prune, Got => prune, rglisse (Zan), alcool de cerises (Kirch) Alcool progressif belle mousse crmeuse

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Wow. Straddles barleywine and stout with Belgian fundamentals. This beer is just really, really good. From 75cl into signature glass (which is beautiful). Deep, deep brown (almost appears black) with big head. Aroma is deep, rich, malty, enticing. Flavor is rich, velvety. Doesnt hurt that it brings back great memories of Brugge, one of my favorite cities in Belgium, and even Europe. This is top 20, maybe top 10 material.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JasonTeraani (6) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Pra mim foi a melhor cerveja que tomei. Apesar de seus 11% de vol alcolico a cerveja no aparenta esse percentual. A espuma muito cremosa e persiste at o fim. Muito aromtica e saborosa. E a cor muito bonita. Um vermelho muito escuro quase marrom e bem encorpada. Dei a maior nota

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (613) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
Pours reddish brown. Copper rocky head. High aromas of chocolate, pie, prunes, tobacco, honey, coffee, bilberry... Powerful and vinous. Sweet, creamy. Long finish with no real bitterness. A fine dessert ale.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marcel13 (1) - - AUG 3, 2016 does not count
Cerveja escura, marrom escuro. aromas complexos proveniente da combinao de 8 maltes. retrogosto persistente e percepo alcolica muito bem balanceada. Perfeita.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
The best beer Ive ever tasted. So rich and complex, with bitterness and sweetness combined so expertly. Gave me goosebumps!


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