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

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519 Ratings
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 38
Gots: 90 | 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

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Beer added by: BucBasil on 11-05-2010

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4.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a gorgeous burnt sienna into my ommengang snifter. soft white head that lingers up and down the glass. The aroma of delicious candy sugar fades into sugar plums and mandrin oranges. The flavor of bready caramel malts lingers as candied fruit wash over the tongue with a warming brandy quality. It dances over the tongue and makes me wish for more!

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3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bull's blood color with a thin pellicle of foam, some retention around the rim, some lacing and unperceived effervescence.

Aroma: Medium to medium high in intensity. Dark candy sugar, prune and milky at the front with some nice cocoa notes and alcohol warmth on the back.

Taste: Medium high in intensity. Dark fruit, candy sugar, orange peel, spices and caramel.

Palate: Medium to medium full bodied. ABV well veiled. Low carbonation. Finishes sweetish with a lingering caramel / candy sugar aftertaste. PERFECT!

Overall: A great showcase of what a Quad can be. Could use some adjustments in the taste department but it's still an elite status Quad.

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3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.