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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

421 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 55 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Vestlake, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of RefillMyglass
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%

RefillMyglass, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of gdizzle
3.24/5  rDev -21.5%
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

gdizzle, May 23, 2014
Photo of Spider889
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Spider889, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Raziel313, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of pmlato
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

pmlato, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of RochefortChris
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of hotsudge
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

hotsudge, May 09, 2012
Photo of KFBR392
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: I got really excited for this brew based on the appearance. Has 100% of the look a Quad should have, thick creamy head, dark menacing color, with a low amount of carbonation. The head stuck around the entire time while enjoying. Drank out of a Westmalle Chalice glass.

Smell: Even though the aroma shouldn't be over pronounced, you really had to dig deep to enjoy this aroma. Very light malt, with some dark fruit and bready accents. The malt seemed to take over what aroma was actually there and did not have the type of complexity I was looking for.

Taste: Two very different part to the taste of this brew which brings it to a very average taste overall. The front of this beer is wonderful, tastes of sweet malt, dark fruits, earthy bread, and a slight dry roasted nuttiness. The strong sweetness of the malt is tragically slain by a heavy boozy presence which ends the party for this brew. The heavy booze is what is left of the palette after drinking which is a true same after the front of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Creamy everything you would expect from a quad on the front but the tacky boozy feeling really sours the mouthfeel for me as well.

Overall: So close to a truly elite beer. Maybe it is unfair to this beer that I have Rochefort 10 and 8 very readily available in my area which makes my standards insanely high for beers of this essence. You can tell the craftsmanship is simply not there with this beer. It is worth the extra few dollars for truly world class products.

KFBR392, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Absumaster
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown, red beer with a thin head and low visible carbonation.

Smell is mostly grainy and a bit husky with distinct notes of caramel. Also some grapes and currants. There is a syrupy smell to it, which is hard to describe, but it smells thick and heavy.

Taste is heavy on the caramel malts, this makes the beer maltbitter and adds a currant and raisin taste, bordering my threshold for the maltbitterness. The alcohol is well hidden, 11% alcohol is warm, but it is not sharp. The beer is bitter, which is a combination of the malt and hop bitterness.

Absumaster, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz poured into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark amber/brown, almost to the point of being black, with three fingers of head on a very careful pour.

S: A surprising amount of caramel and toffee for a Quad, I get some plums behind it, but not as much dark fruits as I'm used to for the style. I get a bit of grapefruit and nutmeg to balance the sweetness.

T: Toffee and caramel are quite strong in the flavor as well. I get even less dark fruits than I got in the aroma. A bit peppery, but not much for esters.

M: Medium thickness with strong carbonation.

O: Nice tasting, though a bit boring for the style. Not much in the ester category.

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of benfons
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
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

benfons, May 15, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark tan, brown, not much head, or lacing. Kinda bland looking.

Smell - Dark fruits, some malt, chocolate and spices, not alot of smell.

Taste - Very dark roasted malt flavor. Not as many flavors and spices as most quads ive had. A little pepper and chocolate notes in the aftertaste. I get some licorice and dark fruits like plum and rasin. Very surprized how different this quad is compaired to standard quads.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness and rather light on palette. No way id guess this was 11% or even a quad. Aftertaste is weak and not long lasting at all.

Overall - This is solid, but not a top of the list quad. It almost comes closer to a strong ale then a quad. The dark fruits, roasted malts, it would be hard to guess this as a quad. Pretty good but there are a few other quads that smoke this beer. If you are looking for a different twist on the style, this would be a nice sample.

wvsabbath, Jun 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

TheLevi4000, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Bix, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

erlenmeyer, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

akttr, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

HopFace, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

MikeCactusGordon, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Yabev15, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

t0rin0, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Dtrain4, Dec 29, 2012
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.