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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 21
Gots: 40 | 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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endovelico

Portugal

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 20:42:35 | More by endovelico
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Greywulfken

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: side-poured into a stout flute glass - deep slightly translucent dark brown beer with a bubbly tan head 3 fingers-thick; draped modest lace down the glass, filmy lid persisted

S: deep dark fruity malts and subtle spices reminiscent of winter holidays

T: bitter treacle/molasses and dark, dark fruit like black plums or figs - very compelling flavor profile - almost like, dank and dark fruits and spices with burnt bittersweet sugar

M: very nice on the tongue - medium weight, slightest bit of tack, slightlest bit of tingle, and even the slightest bit of chalk

O: saw the middling reviews before I had this, and I imagine there is some issue with this beer not quite tasting like too many of the big name quads, but it is a very pleasing and distinct-tasting beer - I would easily recommend this for quad and BSDA fans. It might not blow you away for the style, but taken as a singular beer, a worthy drink indeed.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:52:05 | More by Greywulfken
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ksimons

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a chestnut brown with a fingers worth of creamy looking tan head that just does not disappear! Lovely!

S-caramel malt, dark fruits and light cocoa

T-taste is very nice! Caramel malt backbone with dark fruit sweetness, cocoa, light hop bitterness, and spices. 11% ABV is not noticeable.

M-medium body, crisp carbonation

Overall I forgot how I do really love Quads and this one was done so well! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:53:03 | More by ksimons
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soju6

Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 20:20:00 | More by soju6
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AZbelgian

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this both on tap at the brewery in Brugge and by bottle here in the US.

A - Dark brown almost black at first glance (actually dark ruby red), large tan head with large bubbles and amazing retention.

S - Smell of dark fruit, yeast and a hint of alcohol.

T - Smooth flavors of caramel, rich malts lend to a nice flavor of brown bread. There are also notes of alcohol and a hint of dark fruit which lingers nicely on the palette.

M - Medium mouthfeel, surprisingly light for a quad

O - Great drinkability. An excellent quadrupel. Flavors work well in concert with each other to form a beer that's not overly heavy and quite delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 20:53:40 | More by AZbelgian
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jozols1

New York

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Roasted chestnut brown with a dark cherry hue. Nice head. Not much lacing.
Smell: Umm.. Divine. Like standing outside a Belgian abbey after a rainstorm. (Not that I've actually done that, outside of my dreams.)
Mouthfeel: Some effervescence. It's light on your tongue, but the taste lingers.
Taste: I tasted molasses, raisins, even some cherry (but not maraschino cherry). Definitely malty, of course. But it's well-balanced, not overpowering. Has a musty earthiness to it.
Overall:
This is a serious beer that can hold its own against almost anything you'd think to pair it with -- from pizza to prime rib. But, honestly, it's so good, I stopped eating the second I sipped it.
It's the kind of beer that makes you want to stop all other activities and think about it. So why distract yourself with food?
I've had a lot of Belgian beers and this is definitely one of the most interesting. For a quadrupel, it's surprisingly easy to drink. But you'll want to take your time, if for no other reason than the fact that it's 11% ABV.


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Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:12:51 | More by jozols1
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arizcards

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single at AJ's Glendale in late February for $3.99.

Beer poured brown with a nice tan head that has stayed quite well.

Nose is sweet, with dark fruits, and spices.

Taste is figs, candied sugar, kind of boozy, with a peppery almost coriander like finish.

Mouthfeel is near perfection, classic belgian yeast strain smoothness.

Overall this is close if not a world class quad. Lots of complexities in the flavor as well as a classic look and feel.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 01:14:27 | More by arizcards
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle notched Best Before December of 2013. Poured carefully into a Rochefort chalice.

Looks a luxurious color of plum-brown with meager translucency. Rich velvety head looks dense and soupy with lots of tight bubbles. Foamy and ecru in color. A wonderful appearance.

Plum, candi sugar, yeast nuttiness, red grape, pumpernickel toast, phenols, rosewater alcohol, dried fig, and Belgian chocolate. A prestigious nose, even for a quad.

Prune, nuttiness, candi sugar, spicy booze, brown bread, raisin, Belgian chocolate, grape, and bittersweet maltiness. The alcohol is a lot more pertinent in the mouth, but Straffe Hendrik still has massive complexity. The front-to-middle has a lot of creamy chocolate, malt, and fruit notes before the tune of 11% ABV speaks up. Herbaceousness shows up, too. Finish is drier, spicy, boozy, a bit earthy, and super-long and dragged-out.

About as creamy as you get, body-wise. Crackle of soft carbonation works well. Alcohol is quite warming. Spicy, too, in the mouth.

This is still very well done. A beer I will buy again, and I'm not sure why I waited this long to finally try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:32:12 | More by thecheapies
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-07-2013 20:47:08 | More by Corkpuller
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2014 05:42:50 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-26-2012 14:25:23 | More by crosenkrantz
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desint

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-24-2013 11:26:32 | More by desint
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-02-2013 22:34:13 | More by MarkJBurch
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

17th Oct 2012 Brugge: after draught De Garre and Gulden Draak my wife dragged me out of De Garre and into the Red Rose, here I choose a 33cl bottle of this.

Coming in the bottle. the correct glass was offered to me to pour my beer into; I did.

This is a dark, brooding brew: with a creamy head in both colour and texture.

The nose is all about malty molasses: so strong and sweet nothing else got a look in. Luckily the taste wasn't as sweet as the aromas suggested. The malts were certainly the dominant flavour but there is a hop bitterness stopping the beer becoming a malt smoothy and the alcohol doesn't hide away: it is very prominent once the beer has touched your lips.

Looked great and in such a fine bar it is difficult not to score it highly: but I'm being objective and truthful in my numbers, it deserves the scores it's getting from me.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 12:11:04 | More by BlackHaddock
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Tumble

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-30-2012 21:13:59 | More by Tumble
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-07-2014 16:37:32 | More by rrski198
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mrunseen

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-12-2013 05:59:01 | More by mrunseen
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-20-2014 23:03:46 | More by ystazi
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sia478

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-23-2014 04:21:24 | More by sia478
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IronTom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-18-2013 18:33:52 | More by IronTom
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priesj

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-18-2012 07:16:59 | More by priesj
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-08-2013 20:25:44 | More by Smurf2055
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bspain5

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2012 02:08:32 | More by bspain5
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-07-2013 23:43:28 | More by Craigory
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wmountz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-18-2013 21:42:58 | More by wmountz
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.