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

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RATINGS: 939   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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3.3
hrabren (1517) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 0.33 l bottle shared with VIŠNJA666. Dark amber to deep ruby red. Diminishing off-white head. Dried fruits and jam. Sweet. Medium body, light finish. Nice, but not impressive.

4.4
lAlpedHuez (13) - Brookville Hollow, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Outstanding find in the unlikeliest of places -- a tiny market in Milford NJ (on the Delaware River, pop. 1,189). Wow. So nice I kept the bottle as a memento. Full bodied for sure. Once bottled it undergoes a secondary refermentation that "creates a living ale that can be aged and evolves over time". One nice sidelight -- evidently it's brewed in the tiny medieval city of Bruges which is circled by a canal that must be 500 years old. No cars allowed -- you park nearby and hoof in. A must see. Bottom line: do the Belgians know how to brew great ales or what? This quadruple has a alcohol content of 11%, but you wouldn't know it. Perfect at 55 degrees or so.

4.2
emincems (117) - TURKEY - NOV 10, 2017
It pours very dark brown with frothy tan head. There are nice retention and lacing. Smell is saying this is a Belgian quad! Plum, caramel, toasted bready malt and and spices. Very complex taste of dark fruits, molasses, wood and peppery phenols. Sticky texture. Lively on the palate, very well carbonation. Warming and dry finish. Flawless quadrupel; delicious, mild and warmer.

4.4
strap (963) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2017
dark with medium head. boozy and sweet aroma with cherry smell. complex flavor, dark fruits slightly sour. dry finish. damn good.

4.2
CiderScout3 (11) - - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 a very strong and great belgian ale. very dark malty.the intensity is reamarkable never the less


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