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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

389 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 125
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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Beejay

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 01:22:51 | More by Beejay
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-25-2013 00:35:51 | More by Beeranator
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-23-2013 22:15:01 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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silverking

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 21:38:46 | More by silverking
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-20-2013 03:26:15 | More by xShoWTeKx
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Doomfag

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-16-2013 21:18:45 | More by Doomfag
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bunbury

Panama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-13-2013 19:27:15 | More by bunbury
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 00:10:21 | More by tone77
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-11-2013 01:50:45 | More by Hellpop65
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-08-2013 16:40:47 | More by dcmchew
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-05-2013 22:01:06 | More by LIVEfreak2
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-01-2013 01:16:14 | More by brandonld23
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-26-2013 14:58:58 | More by mikehillman
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sd123

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-26-2013 04:37:20 | More by sd123
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-26-2013 01:18:00 | More by Sspeer1
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TomSchuwer

Belgium

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 !!!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 17:41:38 | More by TomSchuwer
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MO5290

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-22-2013 03:58:21 | More by MO5290
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Givemebeer

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:53:36 | More by Givemebeer
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soju6

Missouri

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-15-2013 00:51:51 | More by jaydoc
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Blumstein

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-13-2013 18:13:28 | More by Blumstein
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-11-2013 17:37:34 | More by Dcunicelli
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Two and half fingers of head on a deep brown colored body.
The aroma is a great blend of caramel, apple, pear and other bright fruits.
The taste has a big dose of caramel malt sweetness, some fruit, black licorice and mild bitter finish.
The texture is fairly smooth with moderate carbonation.
Very well done..

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 20:33:18 | More by Fatehunter
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-29-2013 15:42:06 | More by KeyWestGator
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.