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

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 21
Gots: 41 | 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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Oregon

5/5  rDev +21.4%

08-02-2013 02:53:48 | More by Hobbit
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kristenspaintings

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall my favorite beer of all time. This is a fragrant, herbal/spiced, thick, syrupy black-as-night beer. You can't see any light through this beer at all, a huge plus in my opinion.

Pour this into a tulip glass if you can't get glassware from the brewery. (I am working on a way to get some- any suggestions?)

This beer has a thick head with small, light brown bubbles and good flavor there too.

One word of caution: the Straffe Quad has 11%abv so you might want to drink conservatively if you haven't had a beer this strong before. It'll sneak up on you before you realize it.

I'm sure not everyone is in love with this style of beer but I am although I didn't know that until I had one after a look around the Halve Maan brewery in Brugge, Belgium. A fantastic tour and especially memorable because of the strong smell of cooking hops and spices in the air- a reflection of the quality of both the tour and the beer itself.

As I try more quads I suppose I may find one I like better, but I tend to measure all beers in this style against the Straffe Hendrik as I probably will be for quite some time. I can't imagine how this beer could be improved upon.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 16:31:30 | More by kristenspaintings
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Braheem

Oregon

5/5  rDev +21.4%

01-18-2014 02:09:59 | More by Braheem
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +21.4%

01-16-2012 10:21:02 | More by MeisterSmudge
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-05-2012 18:26:42 | More by UpToMeBeer
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pma7779

New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-19-2013 02:36:20 | More by pma7779
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Alabama

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-12-2013 21:20:25 | More by Abbo
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Brazil

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-17-2014 09:40:32 | More by fjones1979
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redbeerdviking

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

07-12-2013 05:07:02 | More by redbeerdviking
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +21.4%

08-06-2013 06:19:02 | More by grahamboudreaux
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District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-23-2011 16:20:15 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%

08-10-2012 18:57:21 | More by cowboy83
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Alaska

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-15-2014 03:19:15 | More by lakersfan16
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Florida

5/5  rDev +21.4%

02-17-2013 14:23:02 | More by corneliustoad
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Florida

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-31-2013 23:29:07 | More by bacasnax
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

04-13-2012 04:05:49 | More by BrewNovice
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templar316

Pennsylvania

4.99/5  rDev +21.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 01:16:30 | More by templar316
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown almost black with white head.

Smell - Ok, I'm not great with smells overall, but this one was strong and malty, what I would expect.

Taste - So very good. Robust, complex full of malty goodness.

Mouthfeel - lower on carbonation then I am used to, but did not detract from the experience at all.

Overall - exceptional beer. MUST try. I will be buying this again, particularly if I can find cases.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 02:32:09 | More by Vylo
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BernardusHo

North Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Straffe Hendrik Quadruple. 4 pack of 11.2 oz bottles. Nice artwork of a celestial moon with a face on both the bottle and cap. Box has a detailed history of the brewery and it's present day status in Bruges. Pours a beautiful deep dark brown with decent head. Has the same nose as the best quads, Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus come to mind. Raisons and figs. Nice lacing. This quad tastes awesome! It has perfect carbonation and the 11 percent is very well hidden. This Belgian, in my opinion, ranks up at the top of the quads. I'm very surprised at earlier reviews as I will definitely seek out more. This is a must try. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 23:58:16 | More by BernardusHo
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California

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California

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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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