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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 930   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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4.5
Kollinski (5) - - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
Strong alcohol percentage, with it’s 11% Although I am not a dark beer favourite, it has a great taste (not too much coffee taste)

4.5
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
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!

4.5
superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, pepper, light clove, cocoa, light roast, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy ester notes. Taste of raisin, prune, apple, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, cocoa, pepper, light clove, light roast, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, cocoa, light roast, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible flavor balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Quadrupel! Incredible balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A totally world class offering.

4.5
myrda (110) - - JUN 28, 2013
Surprenant, les aromes herbacées de poivre qui s’échappent du vers dès le départ. Avec l’ambiance tempérée, elle perd ces caractéristiques pour laisser plus de place au malt, fruits confits (mûres / canneberges) et épices de noel. Son apparence physique n’a rien d’extraordinaire, c’est bel et bien une brune belge. En bouche par contre, explosion de saveurs plus riche les unes qur les autres: un bouquet complexe et arômatique, fidèle aux impressions que son nez laisse présager. Effervecente d’abord, son corps velouté ressort avec la température grimpante du liquide à l’air ambiant. Délectable.

4.5
phitje (9) - - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Een straffe hendrik quadruppel uit de fles in een rochefort glas. wat een topbier, niet te koel drinken.

4.5
digopossobon (391) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 8, 2014
A: caramel, lots of alcohol, woody, roasty. Intense! A: rocky head, brown foam, dark brown, cloudy.Beautiful head! T: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Intense again! P: full body, creamy, licorice, long finish, bitter O: adorei essa cerveja! Intensa em tudo, principalmente no alcool, no amargor e em um sabor forte que não consegui identificar, mas que adorei!

4.5
Luumu (26) - , FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Tumma, läpinäkymätön, kirkas. Vaahto katoava, vaalea rusehtava. Tuoksu puhdas, suklaata, kahvia. Maku makea, ei juurikaan läpipistävää alkoholia, hedelmäinen, paahteinen. Suutuntuma hento, kevyen hapokas, samenttinen. Kaikkiaan todella miellyttävä juotava.

4.5
Bhovingh (4) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Lekkere quadrupel. Zachte smaak van caramel en zoethout. Schuim is snel verdwenen. Topbier!

4.5
lbianchi66 (397) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 Robe brune et opaque aux reflets rubis. La mousse tient peu.Arômes biscuits, malt, fruits noirs, réglisse, pruneau.Très longue en bouche.Une excellente quadruple.


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