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Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

Not Rated.
Straffe Hendrik QuadrupelStraffe Hendrik Quadrupel

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

387 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BucBasil on 11-05-2010)
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The initial pour is jet black with a dense, compact beige head. The appearance is misleading, however, as the beer proves itself to be garnet in hue when held up to the light. As can be expected of most quadruples, the lacing is great. Really, this is just a great looking beer.

S: The smell is a bit of a disappointment, proving to be simplistic for the style. My nose was greeted by a fiery alcohol scent, and after several attempts, I was just barely able to detect faint aromas of raisins, figs, and prunes.

T: The taste is complex and surprisingly lacking in any sort of alcohol burn, so don't expect there to be a tremendous amount of continuity between the sensations present on the nose and those present on the palate. Notes of raisins, figs, prunes, milk chocolate, woody spice, heavy cream, brandy, and maple syrup are easily detected. The finish is long, rich, and warming with a notable brandy and fruitcake character.

M: Full bodied, slick, and velvety with a prickle of carbonation. An alcohol burn is somewhat noticeable in the mouth, though as I noted in the section above, heavy alcohol flavors are thankfully absent. This ale becomes a bit sticky and syrupy on the finish. In my opinion, it needs a little more balance to be truly successful.

O: I had some difficulty rating this beer because it's so hit-or-miss for me. On the one hand, it looks great and tastes great, while on the other, its smell is not all that appealing and the mouthfeel is a little too boozy for my liking. In the end, this is a fairly solid quadruple, but it has the potential to be so much more.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 16:37:23 | More by mrfrancis
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous dark brown, even perceived as eggplant purple, this was capped by a line of dense bubbly foam.

The nose was a touch boozy, more of a natural ethanol, with prunes, raisins, and malts.

The flavors were more vivid with an upstart of black licorice or anise. The middle palate receives more Dark fruit reminiscent of prunes and raisin. The finish is malty, caramel perhaps, with a bit of twangy spice.

The feel is easy, but I get some tangy spiciness and a touch of alcohol.

Not the best Quad I've ever had but still Damn good!

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 00:13:50 | More by KYGunner
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barczar

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant deep brown with a lingering frothy khaki head. Aroma is slightly sweet, with dark candi sugar and subtle plum and date notes. Fairly difficult to get much aroma. Flavor reveals deeply caramelized, toffee-like malt character at the backbone, with prunes and dates adding contrast. The finish is dry and somewhat bitter, with a touch of roast. Not as sweet as I anticipated. The finish is more bitter than expected, as well. Malt character lacks complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 02:40:41 | More by barczar
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Belgium

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-24-2014 12:50:26 | More by benlhoest
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper, $11.99

Another powerful pop when I removed the cage and cork. No spillage.

Lots of foam so I'm waiting for that to settle down. Okay, it has a deep brown kind of mahogany colour to it, looks to be clear. The foam is off white bordering on tan. I see nice lacing.

I smell some sweet goodness. Caramel malt that fades into a port like nose that also has some fruity aromas going on. That's not all; I get some notes of chocolate and some cherries. Some alcohol as well but it's pretty well masked.

The taste is less sweet than I would have guessed. A port like flavour greets me at the door followed by toffee, figs, some cherries that add a mere hint of tartness. I also get more than a hint of the abv...lots of warming ensues. I wish more of the Port stood out but this is certainly tasty enough without that happening.

Despite the big pop on opening and the great looking foam I see after every pour, I'd call the carbonation on the near delicate side.

This is a beer and brewery that I've never even heard about, probably saw it on the shelves in FT Collins but never noticed, but I really like this one a lot. It has a comforting feel to it.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Japan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.