De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Heritage (2011- 2014)

Formerly brewed at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Brugge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Straffe Hendrik Heritage is a special variety of the Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, as it a one year oak barrel aged beer. The beer is brewed in autum and is only available in a limited edition. The taste and fragrance of the beer are very complex and evolve through the years. The tannin from the barrels blends exquisitely with the special malts in the beer. The combination of the spiciness and bitterness of the quadrupel with the subtle taste of wine and wood from the barrels is inimitable. Licorice and dark fruits like raisins, prunes and figs can also be discovered. With age the beer will develop a hint of porto as well. Note: Cognac and/or Burgundy Barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle, 2011 vintage, 11/26/2012. Pours deep, dark brown, dense stable beige head with cohesive curtains of lace. Aroma is tart green apple and berries, candied fruits, yeast, faint caramel and vinous character. Taste is moderately sweet dark caramel malts with mild tartness, toffee, slight roast, dry woody chocolate bitterness in the finish. Medium full body, tingling carbonation. Ok, decent brew.

davidf93 (199) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 27, 2017
Brown, red hue colour, off-white head. Dark fruits and barrels, sweet malty joy; cherries, figs and vanilla. Soft velvety mouthfeel.

Cybercat (6341) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Taps opaque dark mahogany with a thick and fine-bubbled beige head. Aroma delivers tart dark fruit and a little toasted malt. Flavor adds cognac, wood, and sweet dark fruit, especially cherry, to the mix. Mouthfeel presents firm, smooth body and jazzy fizz.

melush (4970) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Mas que Cervezas, Madrid, Spain. Hazy brown colour with a medium size white head. Aroma is ripe fruits, chocolate, sweet, oak. Taste is raisins, prunes, chocolate, molasses, oak, red wine, spices. Full body, soft carbonation.

crazy_cat_lady (752) - - OCT 27, 2017
2014 bottle at beerbistro, number 14298. Super cool wooden box. Pours a warm brown with ruby notes with a finely bubbled tan head. Huge aroma of oak, cherries, malty goodness, some deep red wine notes, some plum and toffee, molasses. Tastes of cherries, molasses, plums, toffee, lingering oak flavour. Fantastic.

kaserov (1106) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2017
Botella de 2014, nº 32785, con fecha de consumo preferente de 2025. Color marrón (rojizo si le da la luz), opaco debido a su turbidez, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención, nunca llega a disiparse del todo). Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa. Aroma a madera vieja y empapada, con ligerísima acidez, pasas, especias y Oporto. En boca hay pasas, higos, reminiscencias de chocolate, especias, madera más remarcada que en aroma, con ese deje de acidez que le viene como anillo al dedo y mucho Oporto (supongo que debido al barril de Borgoña, porque notas de cognac no capto). Final de ligero amargor y un mínimo de alcohol (integrado perfectamente, por otra parte). Postgusto algo escaso, si he de poner alguna pega. Qué maravilla.

rodenbachvintage (211) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2017
De beste van deze brouwerij! donker bier met crèmewitte schuimkraag. Bier met body, smaken van gedroogd fruit (rozijnen), alcoholisch, lichtzoet. Degelijk bier.

rami_pl (4797) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Straffe Hendrik Heritage (2014) by De Halve Maan at Saska Kępa Suszone owoce, dziegiec, krmel, fajne rzeczy

DraftDodger (1799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2017
Copenhagen 10/9 2017. 75 cl bottle from Den Belgiske Ølbutik in Vanløse. The characteristic grumpy Half Moon on the label. The 2014-edition. Pours very dark brown with a reddish hue and off-white head. Settles as creamy layer covering the surface of the beer. Very moderate lacing. Aroma is strong and vinous. Sweet dark fruits, alcohol and a whiff of humid basement. Medium carbonation and thick oily palate. Despite it's heavy sweetness the flavor feels quite well balanced. Heavy sweet vinous quality nicely balanced by strong spicy bitterness. Aftertaste is sweetish with a bitter undertone lurking. Fine Belgian take on the Barrel Aged concept with a solid kick and a cornucopia of aroma and taste.

Hopverdju (1645) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
Donker roodbruin bier met crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: hout, licht zuurtje, karamel, wat fruitig, rozijnen. Complex. Smaak: alcoholisch, zoet, rood fruit, wat gedroogd fruit. Volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitterzoet, warm alcoholisch. Lekker!

Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2017
from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel (2012) - hazy dark brown beer with a little beige foam left; light peated with notes of prunes and molasses; low carbonation; sweet and thick, full-bodied; long woody finish of molasses, black cherries and whisky

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