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

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | 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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REDAMI

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750ml bottle into two St. Bernardus goblets.

A - A deep brown color with a medium ivory head.

S - Toffee, candied fruits, figgy with some spice.

T - Slightly burnt toffee, spice, bready malt.

M - Well balanced carbonation with a slight alcohol warmth.

This is a great one. It is not overly sweet or syrupy nor is it drowning in fruitiness. The flavors are distinct and inviting. Overall I would put this with the big 3, Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Westvleteren 12.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 23:54:41 | More by REDAMI
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JLSIV

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-18-2014 18:28:01 | More by JLSIV
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marleyr

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-19-2014 19:50:37 | More by marleyr
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greggy1972

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-12-2013 15:17:07 | More by greggy1972
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backslide311

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-22-2014 15:16:25 | More by backslide311
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-20-2014 00:50:57 | More by OldSmaug
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hoplover66

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-16-2014 12:49:38 | More by hoplover66
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RichH55

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15%

12-02-2013 23:43:42 | More by RichH55
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Memorable beer! Pours a nice cola brown with thick bubbles and lacey-creamy head that lasts for the entire duration of the pint. Nose is rich with musty, attic & cave aromas with dark cherry and an estery/yeasty element . Enormous carbonation and therefore tingling pleasant mouthfeel that hosts a range of flavors from cherry to black tea to raisinbread. Finish has some of that musty quality and more raisins.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 03:08:44 | More by yemenmocha
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - poured into an oversized wine glass. Motor Oil black. A frothy, cream colored 2 finger head. Head eventually dwindles down to a half centimetre where it remains.

S - Malt, mild dark fruit? Some toasted pie crust. and yeast. I would rate smell higher if it was stronger.

T - almost like a sweet marinade. Strong Spice. tastes of "dark bread" if you can imagine. The head brings a refreshing creaminess to the taste. Short alcohol bite right before the end. more malt on the finish. Overall a dark taste.

M - Great carbonation that continues to sizzle in the mouth that keeps the heavy taste from being overwhelmingly think. Slick and sugary. Leaves sugary coating in the back of the throat like when you eat skittles.

Overall - One of the best I've had. Complex, just the one almost got me drunk. 11%. there's a good reason this 11.2 oz cost $6.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 01:54:59 | More by TastyAdventure
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XxNitExX

Nebraska

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep brown with red highlights and a nice off white head that doesn't linger forever, but sticks for awhile.

S- Nice Alcohol smell and strong estery highlights.

T- Delicious "dark" sugar taste, not sweet like a lot of quads. Little coffee taste, fairly dry.

M- Smooth and dry. Not overly carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 03:18:09 | More by XxNitExX
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2013 00:50:22 | More by aquazr1
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andrewdanks

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-30-2014 15:13:07 | More by andrewdanks
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fionn13

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2012 20:48:57 | More by fionn13
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sold at around 11 dollars at the Giant Eagle Market District in Robinson. I love the De Halve Maan Brewery logo, big bottle 750 ml or 25.4 oz here. Pours a Deep russet, nearly opaque ruby tinted cola brown body...the head layers with a deep khaki tan head fomring large bands of Belgian style lacing with each sip. Aroma has a hint of cherry with apple/figs and other dark ripend fruits let's throw in raisins as well. Hint of alcohol tickles the nares with a heavily malt laiden mild dark roasted edge to it. Each sniff you take, you get more of a vinous character that really builds the backbone of the experience that this quadruple ale offers. Flavor wise this beer is drinking nicely, I'm excited to try other Straffe Hendrik offerings based on this big bodied Belgian beauty. Toasted dark malts brings on some mild bitterness but layers of complex malt also bring on layered fruit between dark plum tartness, deep sweetness of plump raisins burst, with an accent of tannins found in your favorite tea or big bodied red wine. More sweeetness than I can typically handle in a big bodied ale like this but I'm a sucker for well balanced big ass Belgian bier. Mouthfeel is still considered a bit effervescent even with loads of malts it doesn't seem the least bit cloying on my palate. Which is an amazing feat that true Belgian ales always seem to pull off with ease, it's hard to believe this is 11 percent abv, probably more hidden booze than any big American craft brewer will offer excecute. An artform the label states this is Bruges last standing brasserie or at least one of them. Mouthfeel is full bodied but carried so well with some lively carbonation it's pretty amazing. Overall exomplexity and flavor combined this is one of the better quads I've had in some time, a different style than my normal beer consumption is really a welcomed addition and revisit to beers I've tried in the past but either haven't had access to or just haven't desired since I've pretty much devoted myself to craft beer (typically hoppier offerings).

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 14:53:32 | More by WVbeergeek
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-27-2012 17:07:11 | More by Tomblerone
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seavercm

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-06-2013 16:23:09 | More by seavercm
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-13-2014 20:57:20 | More by reaganrvltn
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-05-2013 22:01:06 | More by LIVEfreak2
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mlhyatt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2013 04:07:12 | More by mlhyatt
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-20-2012 21:03:16 | More by tln13
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-18-2011 19:08:32 | More by bkny27
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endincolorado

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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timmynyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-31-2014 01:58:32 | More by timmynyc
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Blumstein

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-13-2013 18:13:28 | More by Blumstein
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.