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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

444 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 28
Gots: 66 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BucBasil on 11-05-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of rlschultz
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Very dark, but seemingly just a very dark red like Coca-Cola. I have seen by far much darker beers but it's definitely no lager. The head was very minimal, but thin and tan. Poor lacing, but could be due to a less than decent poor.

Smell - Very, very malty and some fruity undertones when breathing back out after taking a sip.

Taste - Literally hit me in the face with the first sip. I couldn't you what exactly it is because there's a lot going on in this brew. It tastes bit like figs or cherries to me up front and finished with a pretty strong alcohol finish, hitting pretty hard on the edges of the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Has a pretty full-bodied feel to it and at 11% it starts to feel pretty prickly on the tongue.

Overall - This beer brought a look of disbelief to my face. The smell of the beer made me expect something completely different than I tasted. After you let it warm a bit it only gets better (to a point) and you can taste things that we're necessarily present before. Hope that helps and enjoy!

rlschultz, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ILiveOffHops, Dec 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Beejay
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Very dark in color, almost black, but when held to the light some brilliant ruby tones come through.. Not a lot of head, very atypical of most Belgian styles.

S: Malty, with a distinct burnt sugar smell, caramel and molasses come through as well as some earthy tones. Some dark fruit in the finish as well as some chocolate notes, although I usually get a little more Belgian yeast character...

T: Now that is interesting, dark malt character, with an almost burnt to the bottom of the pot flavor- but in a good way. There is a lovely fruity sweetness to it, almost like chocolate covered raspberries. There is a very lovely fruitiness to this, that counteracts the burned caramel flavors. This is one of those beers that each time you sip it, you find something new and interesting.

M: Medium to heavy body, carbonation feels light and fine, although the tickle on my tongue seems to lean towards a heavier carbonation than I feel.

O: Overall I'm not really sure.. seems to have a rather unique flavor, but a touch harsh and a bit sweet at the same time. There is definitely less typical Belgian flavors in this guy, but perhaps that's the grain pushing through. While the taste is completely different, it almost reminds me a little of Duchesse, in a yin and yang type of way.

Beejay, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Beeranator, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of silverking
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a cloudy garnet with a thin, light tan head. Lacing is gorgeous.

S- whole grain raisin bread soaked in brandy. That's about as close as I can get. Very boozy and malty.

T- raisin, lots of dried fig, fresh baked bread. Definitely a boozy finish. The fig flavor really shines throughout the whole thing.

M- definitely full bodied with a warming finish. The carbonation is moderate, but gentle.

O- truly delicious.

silverking, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

xShoWTeKx, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Doomfag, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

bunbury, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a small head. Smell is of dark fruits, alcohol, some malts. Taste is complex, dark fruits, yeast, some alcohol heat, malts, a touch of tartness, lots going on here. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Hellpop65, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

LIVEfreak2, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mikehillman, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

sd123, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Sspeer1, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of TomSchuwer
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark color, nice 2 finger head but it dissipates after a minute

S: Dried plums with a hint of chocolat

T: Malty, dried plums, chocolat, burnt caramel.

M: Thick, creamy, bittersweet and boozy with a good saturation

O: Great quadruppel but a bit unbalanced (alcohol and spices)... but hey still a great one !!!

TomSchuwer, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

MO5290, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a snifter. Served cold but sipping to let warm to room temperature

A: dark dark brown with a reddish hue. No lacing or head

S: cherries upfront for sure complex malty smell sugary sweet

T: very sweet fruits mostly cherry definitely plum and currants

M: medium bodied and sweet finish.

O: in no way is this a bad beer, but I expected better. Doesn't hold a candle to rochefort 10 but an enjoyable beer for sure.

Givemebeer, Oct 22, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep brown color with a large tan head that fades slowly to ample lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, bit of nut with just a hint of alcohol.

T: The taste is of Roasted malt, fruit, some nut and trace of chocolate as it warms. Has a subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth, almost velvety, clean with a richness throughout. As it warms it enhances to character.

O: Great beer to end the day with, an easy sipper that is well worth checking out

soju6, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jaydoc, Oct 15, 2013
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.