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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: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Classic quad profile. Aromas and flavors of dark fruit, prune, caramelized stonefruit, banana, molasses, cola, spices and Belgium yeast. Smooth, medium-medium-plus body, with fine carbonation and a touch of bitterness in the relatively sweet/semi-dry finish.. Alcohol is very well integrated. Well balanced. Elegant, lingering nuances of cola, spice and Belgium yeast. Solid, though not my absolute favorite. Overall, I guess I prefer a little more concentration in my quad. This was elegant throughout, which I'm sure will make many people happy. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3090) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a deep umber dark mahogany color with a big frothy eggshell foam. On the nose there is a big dose of cola, caramel and a touch of boozy figs. The palate is rich chewy and full of balanced flavors that match the nose nicely. Solid quad !

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5694) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Jean-Franois L. Dark brown with a medium fully lasting beige head and some lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, malt/caramel and dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet and yeasty with spices, malt/caramel and dark fruits. Medium carbonation that tickle the tongue. Alcohol is really well hidden. Very good Quadruple. Well balanced and very complex. I really liked this one!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (5089) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2013
33 cl. bb Aug. 2016. Deep mahogany with a ring and smattering of bubbles. Aroma is chocolate toffee, dark grapes, dates, marshmallow and plum. Taste is cocoa, merlot, white pepper, clove, caramel, prunes and plum. Lightly toasted oak plus touches of cured tobacco and soy on the long finish. Medium-heavy body strikes a delicate balance and shows a gentle touch of abv warmth. Also has a higher level of carbonation than I like, but it seems likely the flare-ups in the mouth help to ease the richness of this brew more than they detract.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5840) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Poured a huge super tight foamy super light beige head over a super deep amber/brown body. Aroma is sweet, sugar, dark fruit, plums, prunes, raisins, dates, alcohol, dough, yeast, rotting banana, bubble gum, chocolate, bready. Flavor is solid, raisin, dates, chocolate, yeast, nutts, rotting bananas, bubble gum, slight slight alcohol. Palate was full, syrupy, and lighter carbonation. Great stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4230) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from the National Brewery Centre, Burton. Dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts and alcohol. Medium bodied and chewy. A very nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3508) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Flaska frn SB. Ca 1 r gammal. Mahognyfrgad, klar vtska med hgt, tjockt och bestende skum. Snyggt. Alkoholburna dofter av torkad frukt, st tobak, belgisk jst. Kraftig smak med vrmande alkohol, st, marsipan, torkad frukt, sherry, madeira, tobak, fuktigt tr, rejl efterbeska. Riktigt trevlig.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3936) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Pours a deep dark amber/brown with a slight beige head. Potent aroma of dark fruits, chocolate toffee, caramel, brown sugar, coffee. Very nice quadrupel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (661) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a dark cognac colored brown with a large lasting tan head, light lacing. Aroma has caramel malt, yeast with dark fruit esters and some raisins and black figs. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness to mellow out the sweetness and sweet alcohol notes. Palate is a full , creamy, slightly thick and sticky mouth feel, good carbonation. Finish has very rich flavor,same attributes as taste with some brown sugar and a lingering caramel malt and sweet alcohol flavors. Alcohol seems well hidden but you feel it in the end. Overall a very good, delicious and flavorful brew.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2413) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body. The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits. The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish. The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Very well done..


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