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

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RATINGS: 941   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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Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 30, 2011
Dark red beer with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Great fruity flavour, plum, berries and chocolate.

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bhensonb (15765) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy dark brown with a four finger creamy beige head. Aroma of herbs and dark fruits. Full bodied. Flavor of dates andplums. Mild heat. Mouthwatering. Aged malts and earthy hops. Delicious.

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obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Boysenberry and toffee nose. Clear garnet brown, thin tan head. Rich toffee and treacle flavor. Tasteful alcohol presence for a quad. A whisper of peat and oak is there. Boysenberry and plum skin finish. Good transitions, full flavored, full body. A very nice quad.

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turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2012
33cl bottle in de Halve Maan. Pours very dark brown with a solid beige head. Malty toffee aroma. Full-bodied malt and toffee flavour with a solid mouthfeel. Very good.

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langeveld12 (587) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a small light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is dark red brown. Aroma contains molasses, forest fruits, malts, dough, licorice, raisin, plum, brown sugar, alcohol. Flavor starts off sweet and light bitter, to finish bitter and astringent, a bit dry with some alcohol. Light acidity is noticeable all the way. Body is medium, texture creamy and carbonation is soft. There is not much development in flavors but there is a lot of aroma's and the overall taste is just great. Love it!

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zacgillbanks (5507) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Belgium. A very dark brown-black beer with a rich malty and chocolate flavour, spicy red fruity and currant notes, followed by a sweet, wamring creamy oak and vanilla finish. Very good.

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bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2017 33cl, BB 11/2015. - Pours an unctuous dark brown/purple with solid off-white head. Aroma is is an aromatic and port-like syrup of sweet dark fruits. Taste is immensely layered as you would expect of a quadruple, ranging from intital malt and dark fruit sweetness with heavy alcohol to coffee roast dryness and pronounced hop spice shifting to take centre stage as it warms. Strange effervescence for a beer this heavy. Depending on your drinking needs of the evening, you could dub this mix willfully complex or dramatically confused. What remains is a unique and artfully crafted mahogani master of a quad. // Aged bottle bb03/2017: surprsingly rich, full and tasty, quadrupel going on ImpStout: more body than the simplified Bernardus 12, with fuler toucher of dark prune and chocolate. Very easy to drink, velvet palate. Would prefer this to most quadrupels and trappists in this version... to revisit fresh and source (tap?) soon.

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Abijen (2572) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good white head. Smells like red wine and sweet. Pretty nice. Taste is quite nice. A bit licorice and chocolate. The palate is perfect with this one.

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rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2013
Clear dark brown appearance, medium strong head. Inviting dark fruits and roasted malt aroma. Sweet with gentle bitter finish. Good beer.

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kraddel (8901) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle @ bierhuyske Pours very dark No foam at all Very chocolaty smell Taste is sweet , chocolate , malts , low cqrbo , earthyness ,.. Hell yes , this beats the shit out of the tripel version !


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