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

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Straffe Hendrik QuadrupelStraffe Hendrik Quadrupel

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

387 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 123
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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pma7779

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-19-2013 02:36:20 | More by pma7779
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-14-2013 01:58:51 | More by ZEB89
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jayhoppin

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-14-2013 01:18:03 | More by jayhoppin
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Abbo

Alabama

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-10-2013 23:44:28 | More by TonyTalon
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2013 01:36:10 | More by WOLFGANG
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clayrock81

Virginia

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

Poured a brownish body with two finger tan head and a little lace. The aroma is a good mix of typical Belgian yeast and orange along with a touch of sugar and and breadiness, with possible caramel and breadiness as well. Medium-bodied with a very slight sticky touch, the beer has a sharp carbonation and peppery spice edge that adds balance and gives a crisp finish (vanilla?). The taste is moderately sweet, with some candi sugar like malt along with toffee or caramel or bitter cocoa and a chewey breadiness, as well as having some fruit flavors beyond citric/orange like touches of dark fruit like figs or black cherry. A textbook quad with great balance and a mix of fruit and sweet flavors that is a quality example of the style that hides the alcohol well.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 17:30:35 | More by clayrock81
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2013 15:24:52 | More by Vsarmatov
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Simpleman77

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2013 13:26:31 | More by Simpleman77
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a few weeks back at Top Hops, having never had this before. Quads are usually a bit stronger than what I prefer to drink but amazingly, this didn't feel that way at all. Even though it's quite warm and muggy out here again today, this was enjoyable to slowly work through and had one of the best appearances in a beer that I've seen in a long time. Thankfully, I do not have to be anywhere later as this is taking quite a while to sip and savor!

The pour to this was absolutely beautiful, as this beer had a deep raisin hue, an extremely frothy head, and lacing that stuck around from start to finish, as I made my way down the sides of my pint glass. Lots of dark fruit and booze in the nose, which was more detailed in the taste. Raisin, currant, fig, booze, crystalline sweetness, and the aforementioned alcohol meshed beautifully in the mouthfeel along with some caramel malt and molasses underneath that. This was quite full and cloying but only a bit of stickiness stuck around with the myriad of flavors in the aftertaste.

To be sure, this was strong but it didn't taste nearly as potent as it felt once I finished this off a while after undoing the top of the 330 ml. bottle. While there was just a hint of vanilla that lingered after everything else slowly faded away, there's so much to like here that any Quad or even Belgian beer fan deserves to give this a go, for that matter. This isn't something to be downed quickly but those with ample time will be well rewarded to give this a go and enjoy it for all it's worth.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 20:06:59 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-28-2013 00:33:21 | More by Kerrie
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2013 15:53:00 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-17-2013 00:11:57 | More by ygtbsm94
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

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

Appearance: Dark chestnut; big beige head; dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty; peppery; alcohol; yeast; slight raisin

Taste: Alcohol kick right up front; warms as it switches from apple notes and raisins to roasted grain and lingering bitter hops; feel alcohol as it goes down

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:57:44 | More by IchLiebeBier
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dwren89

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: black, tan foamy head, opaque

Aroma: date, fig, raisin, prune, molasses, malt sweetness

Taste: strong note of prune and molasses at onset, finish with a mild nutty character with a ton of malt depth. Slight bitter tingle in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, smooth, thick, not easily quaffable and borderline cloying,

Overall Impression: a very strong and noticeably alcoholic quad with strong flavors of dark fruits and molasses. A thick and sweet beverage, this beer demands to be enjoyed over a long period of time.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:26:33 | More by dwren89
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donzilake

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-12-2013 13:09:49 | More by donzilake
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-10-2013 03:43:20 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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NandoPereira

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-07-2013 02:43:16 | More by NandoPereira
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spoony

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice. Reviewed from notes dated May 23, 2013.

A-The brew pours dark brown, but not quite opaque...a bit of light gets through. A normal pour results in a mostly flat beer with no head, just a ring of dark tan/grey foam. Pretty typical for the style and ABV.

S-I smell a surprisingly assertive bit of coffee and dark, bitter chocolate. After those notes fade, I detect the more typical notes of raisin, prune, and brown sugar. Points for unique flavor here, but I'm not sure if I totally dig the coffee quad notes.

T-The taste tracks the smell with a bit of coffee and dark chocolate up front and, to my surprise, it works pretty well. There is a bit more cherry fruit on the taste to go along with warming, aggressive booze and significant sweet, dark fruits. Although the beer is a bit hot a first, the alcohol fits well with the remaining strong flavors.

M-The feel is medium to full body and pretty much lacking in carbonation.

O-This beer is not for the timid. More than any other Belgian-style beer, this one reminds me an American-style barrel-aged stout. The chocolate, the booze, and the heavy feel all suggest something not entirely Belgian. Still, it works pretty well and I found this beer to be an enjoyable way to end an evening.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 03:35:22 | More by spoony
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a teku)
Best before aN15
A- This beer pours an opaque walnut black body with a thin beige film that pushes into a thick ring and is supported by a gentle carbonation.

S- The rick prune and dark fruit esters blend with a dark sweetness and some circus peanut esters that grow larger in the finish.

T- The blend of pot caramel, later growing into a dark dry toffee flavor, and some dried fruit esters finish with a circus peanut ester and a mellow malt sweetness that lingers. As it opens there is a slight cherry brightness and a dark cola hint that come through.

M- the light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz note and a nice alcohol prick that balances the sweetness.

O- This is a great quad. There is the nice blend of yeasty esters with a good sweetness quality and alcohol warmth to balance, all blended with some malt character. Nothing is out of balance but everything has its place. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 11:06:13 | More by rhoadsrage
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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-01-2013 19:50:17 | More by allenson21
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-01-2013 03:04:16 | More by maketheheartglad
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-31-2013 21:10:41 | More by McBraniel
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-30-2013 22:27:39 | More by craftbeerasian
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.