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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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
_Connoisseur_ (4) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015 does not count
A very finely crafted beer, truly a delight. For 11 percent you might think this beer to be too strong, and although you definatley get an initial whiskey-like taste, it is soon followed by a sweet, caramel finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Raymonnezza (13) - - MAR 17, 2016
Tasted at "brugs bertjie". Great beer of Bruges with a wonderful aroma. Good!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stefgrig (12) - kalamaria, GREECE - MAR 14, 2017
Pours black color with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, little chocolate, little alcohol, cacao, clove. Taste of malts, caramel, dried fruits, some roasty malts. Wonderful mouthfill. Average carbonation with nice sweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2011
Ive never been keen on giving perfect scores but this beer comes really close to it. Ive heard about this beer in a magazine and it was called out as being beer of the month. By a stupid coincidence I stumbled across it two days ago. The bar we were in had it on tap also!! It looks astonishing. Served in the original glass it gives a huge creamy foamy head. The beer itself is dark, almost ruby red. Really mysterious. When tasted, your tongue will explode by all the flavours. Red fruit, different types of grains and candy sugar to name a few. And they all mask the alcohol in it. Because this bad boy carries a stunnig 11.2% knockout blow. I had two that evening and it was great. I can defintely recommend you this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2558) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 Tarts hab, sr sr, melyről mr a kintsekor rződik az extrm alkoholfok, ami az zt is dominlja, deskss teszi. Majdnem maximum, br ebben kicsit benne van a hely varzsa is (a helysznen, Brugge-ben, a srfőzdben kstolva).

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4222) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Prawie doskonale piwo. Wspanialy aromat slodowo czekoladowy, daktylowy. W smaku piernik, czekolada troche kawy i karmelu. Slodkawy posmak ale taki przyjemny z klasa smak. Finisz slodko rozgrzewajacy. Ciut alkocholowy. Ale swietnie to wszystko zgrane. Niewielka niana ale kolor czarny jak imperialny stout. Czworniak godny polecenia

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, reddish tint, with a massive soft, solid cream head. Looks fantastic. Taste does not disappoint! Dark red fruits, chocolate, no alcohol taste at all. Wow. One of my favorite beers of late!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronisa73 (9) - drammen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Flott skum, fyldig smak, morsom l som man ikke drikker mange av. Smakte denne i Cornwall

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4595) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
330ml bottle as a birthday present. Colour is very dark reddish brown, reddish tint, with a tan head. Aroma of dark caramel, and stewed fruit. Taste has dark fruits, chocolate, and surprisingly no alcohol!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a dark coffee brown with a light tan head. Aroma is cocoa, banana, and wood, taste is more pronounced oak and chocolate with a smooth, bittersweet finish. The alcohol is very well camoflauged. Overall a spectacular ale.


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