De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Heritage (2011- 2014)

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

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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jelledebont (129) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2017 Prachtig bier. Je proeft duidelijk dat deze in wijnvaten heeft gerijpt. Toch is dit niet overheersend en blijft het bier. Mooie donkere kleur, goede schuimkraag, verfrissende ietwat zurige nasmaak. In de geur ook iets dropachtigs. Ik heb nu de 2013, 2014 en 2015 op, maar omdat er steeds een jaar tussen zit kan ik niet beoordelen of daar echt verschil in zit.

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huineman (691) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2017
2015 vintage, 75 cl bottle served in Westvleteren XII small glass. Pours clear and crisp liver brown with red shades. Tan head is thick but short-lingering. Aroma is intense and complex: red berries, a fantastic hint of lambic beer: cider, fermenting bread dough; caramel, moroccan leather, blackberry, violet, chocolate, ripe banana, sandal, prunes, Morello cherry... Taste starts sweetish but immediately shifts to lambic tart. Texture is velvety, with nice fizziness. Very long finish with no bitterness whatsoever. Fantastic.

4.9
vincentvega72 (758) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
Mooi donkerbruin bier met fijne mokkakleurige schuimkraag die goed aan het glas blijft plakken. Overweldigend aroma van whiskey, chocolade, caramel, toffee. Warme zachte smaak. Eik, cognac, toffee, chocolade. Een explosie van smaken in je mond. Heerlijke warmende afdronk, Irish coffee achtig. Hier zijn geen woorden voor. Subliem subliem subliem....

4.8
pedo (13) - - APR 12, 2015
Excellent special edition of the regular quadrupel. Sweet smell, initial taste of a fine wine followed by the tastes of the regular quadrupel. Excellent brew and one of the best i had so far.

4.7
kapusil (1432) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2017
0.75l bottle, vintage 2015. Very dark ruby body with a thick light brown head. Oak aging becomes obvious after the first smell in the form of wood, vinegar and white wine followed by some orange zest, sour cherries and raisins. Taste of caramel, orange zest, white wine, lemon zest, vinegar, dates, pepper and floral hops. Wow, this is amazing.

4.6
Lore (2746) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2016
dark brown colour with ruby notes, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of whisky barrel, molasses, vanilla, dried plum, some raisins, dried sour cherry, butterscotch, and some biscuits as well as hints of apple and brett; taste of dried plum and sour cherry, whisky notes, oak barrel, vanilla, syrupy notes, moderate roastedness, maybe some anise and biscuits; spicy alcoholic aftertaste; amazing quadrupel - would be perfect with a bit more ’body’, or a bit less alcohol - I feel a minimal imbalance of body and alcohol...

4.6
jprausch (7) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
2013 Shared with three others, this beer is something special. The malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma is amazing and the flavor doesn’t disappoint. The appearance is a nice dark brown with a tan head.

4.6
nearbeer (5422) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2016
750 ml, 2012 vintage. Pours deep mahogany with a thin, lasting film of cream. Nose of raisin, plum, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavors of raisin, cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, whiskey and a touch of earthy dried leaf. Amazingly, the finish comes in complete balance with some light touches of tobacco, molasses and oak. Medium-plus body has medium-high fizz that probably is necessary in this one. Dangerously balanced for such a big dessert beer, and only a faint touch of the 11% peeks through.

4.6
Frudel (252) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Vintage 2012 Bottle No.15495. Dark brown with reddish reflection combed with a fluffy, creamy beige head. Aromas of caramel toasted malt, woody notes, dark dried fruits, little spice, hint of vanilla. Medium to high sweetness, not too bitter just perfectly balanced, full body, despite the 11% this quad has a high drinkability with a very long pleasant aftertaste, hint of warm alcohol feeling going down the throat at the end as well. Sublime beer


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