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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CzechTex (159) - - FEB 7, 2016
from a bottle: this is a fine quadrupel! Fine, well-formed foam, moderate lacing, subtle aroma, faint smoky taste. There may be other Belgian quadrupels that equal it but I havent had one that surpasses it. Perfect slow sipping beer, nice feel on the tongue well after each sip. Dont hesitate to try it if this sounds good to you.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rvzx (7) - - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
Awesome beers. This is my favourite style by far. The complexity of these belgian quad beers never stops to impress me. The rich taste, incredible aroma and several great features you can explore and rediscover every time you try one, makes this beer always a great experience. Every time you show one of these beers to a cheap lager drinker is a cool experience everybody should try. It is a completely diferent product. Talking about the beer: looks awesome! Nice brown,warm color. Awesome aroma, you can feel caramel, chocolate, toffee, alcohol, molasses, fruits... Just put your nose inside the glass and keep sniffing and you will discover new aspects. It is funny to see people looking uncomfortably at you. The taste is as good as the smell. Rich, creamy, heavy, oily, strong liquor. It is like an espresso doppio. Strongly recommended. What a beer!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probabeer (209) - - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Muy buena. Tiene un aroma frutal, como la sidra. Tiene bastante cuerpo y no demasiado gas. Deja un sabor peculiar para una quadrupel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
West12 (4) - sarasota, - JAN 12, 2017 does not count
Best beer I have ever had bar westvleteren 12. Absolutely fabulous. Cant recommend it enough.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djcampbell (38) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2017
Jedno z mch nejoblbenějch piv, kter jsem kdy v ivotě pil ! ڞasn :)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (25) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2010
A FULL BODIED QUADRUPPEL THE COLOR IS VERY DARK THE TASTE BEGINS SWEET AND ENDS WITH A LITTLE BIT BITTERNESS 11 VOL

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, purchased at Total Wine, Gilbert, AZ. Pours a beautiful dark ruby red, with big creamy/tan head. Aroma is pure Belgium. Spicy, fruity, malty and boozy. Taste is complex; sweet rich malt, with dark fruit and berries, yeast and candy sugar. Finish is chewy, boozy and smooth. A real winter warmer. This is what quadrupel is all about!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kollinski (5) - - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
Strong alcohol percentage, with its 11% Although I am not a dark beer favourite, it has a great taste (not too much coffee taste)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpbjoyce (1) - Newhaven, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
Bought a four pack from a supermarket in Belgium as something else to try. With hindsight I wish I had bought all their remaining stock. The flavour is of burnt toffee shot through with liquorish with a constant sweetish tang. I also compared it with a Westvleteren 12 which my partner was drinking. Were I trying these two in a blind tasting, I might just come down on the side of the Straffe Hendrik.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 15, 2013
I can smell it already and ive only started pouring it, sweet malt and dark fruits aroma, pours dark brown with a lightly tanned head. Quite smooth on the palate with flavours of dark fruit, caramel and brown sugar. So well balanced, would not have guessed an eleven percenter. What an awesome Quadrupel!


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