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

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website

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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

12-04-2013 05:45:55 | More by RochefortChris
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Very dark, but seemingly just a very dark red like Coca-Cola. I have seen by far much darker beers but it's definitely no lager. The head was very minimal, but thin and tan. Poor lacing, but could be due to a less than decent poor.

Smell - Very, very malty and some fruity undertones when breathing back out after taking a sip.

Taste - Literally hit me in the face with the first sip. I couldn't you what exactly it is because there's a lot going on in this brew. It tastes bit like figs or cherries to me up front and finished with a pretty strong alcohol finish, hitting pretty hard on the edges of the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Has a pretty full-bodied feel to it and at 11% it starts to feel pretty prickly on the tongue.

Overall - This beer brought a look of disbelief to my face. The smell of the beer made me expect something completely different than I tasted. After you let it warm a bit it only gets better (to a point) and you can taste things that we're necessarily present before. Hope that helps and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 00:36:09 | More by rlschultz
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-03-2013 02:46:01 | More by ILiveOffHops
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-25-2013 00:35:51 | More by Beeranator
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-20-2013 03:26:15 | More by xShoWTeKx
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-16-2013 21:18:45 | More by Doomfag
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-13-2013 19:27:15 | More by bunbury
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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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-11-2013 01:50:45 | More by Hellpop65
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-08-2013 16:40:47 | More by dcmchew
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-05-2013 22:01:06 | More by LIVEfreak2
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-01-2013 01:16:14 | More by brandonld23
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-26-2013 14:58:58 | More by mikehillman
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-26-2013 04:37:20 | More by sd123
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-22-2013 03:58:21 | More by MO5290
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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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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-15-2013 00:51:51 | More by jaydoc
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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 388 ratings.