Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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Reviews by CZs:
3.81/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Poured into a typical tall Belgian chalice. Dark brown with ruby-red hues when held to the light.
Smell: Sweet candy, hint of dark fruit.
Taste: 40F - Usual dark fruits, dark candi sugar. 50F+ - Sweet chocolate in addition to flavors already mentioned. Very malt forward in my opinion - sweeter side of Quad and/or BDSs.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation, thicker, heavier body than I was expecting but it works. I don't get toasty or caramel flavors some are noting.
Overall: If you are going to discuss what might be perceived differences between a Quad and a BDS - this might be the one to point to. If someone is new to darker brews, you might offer them this as a small aperitif or digestif and when discussing the spectrum of Quads and/or BDS and any potential differences. A solid offering I would come back to. I enjoy drier, slightly warming booze characteristics mixed in with a hint of Caramunich - the only reason it didn't get a 4/5 or higher from me - but, that is my personal preference.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2013 15:02:27 | More by CZs
More User Reviews:
3.24/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
A: Murkey brown, red with absolutely NO HEAD, NO CARBONATION
S: plummy and sweet
T: dark fruits, mellow alcohol
M: no carbonation, flat, very little psst when opened
O: disappointed. nothing special, and expensive
Serving type: large bottle , 11% alcohol, ANNO 1856 with a half moon face on the bottle. Label says Bruges Quadruple Ale II
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 19:37:22 | More by gdizzle
3.45/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: dark red-brown colour, nice thick-off white head that keeps rising
S: red fruits, some alcohol
T: dark fruits, a bit murky, some alcohol, not that complex
M: full body, good carbonation, a bit alcoholic
O: really nice beer, but not one of the best I've drunk
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2014 20:57:05 | More by benfons
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.