Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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3.53/5 rDev -14.5%
this beer pours dark brown/black, looks like purple along the edge. Somewhat dense foamy head, off-white
Aroma is sweet. Baked caramel and sweet bread. Fruity a bit like red plum and Gala apple.
Not quite the flavors I was expecting. Very sweet, but I didn't get the soft banana or orchard fruits. More plum, dark cherry, Jolly Rancher-purple. Overripe apple on the end though. Boozy
Sweetness hampers this beer a bit. Finished a bit twangy and sugary. Booze thins it out. Character is a puzzle
05-27-2011 21:17:18 | More by Mebuzzard
3.55/5 rDev -14%
Poured into a tulip from a 12oz regular capped bottle. The color was dark almost completely black with little to no lacing. A fruity smell such as plums, dates, raisins comes through with an overall honey floral sweetness. Upon the first sip the dark fruit presents itself followed by a slight bitterness. Not a terribly great mouthfeel. Seem to be flat. Not sure if I got a bad of
Bottle but the lack of carbonation for a Belgian is severely disappointing.
02-10-2014 00:16:59 | More by Ryanm1
3.58/5 rDev -13.3%
Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.
Look - dark brown with about two and a half fingers of frothy light khaki-colored foam that dissipates quickly.
Smell - almost a wheat-like smell, but in theory shouldn't contain wheat or rye.
Taste and Mouthfeel - quite a bitter taste right from the off, but sweetened a little bit in the middle, but that level remains throughout the rest of the taste. A bit of an acrid, albeit not unpleasant, type of taste. The abv is definitely perceivable. And because of the abv, the mouthfeel is a bit stinging/warming. The texture is pretty smooth though.
Overall - a pretty interesting brew. If I have it again, I'm going to have to remember to serve it a little warmer than I did.
09-13-2011 03:05:48 | More by Nerudamann
3.59/5 rDev -13.1%
Appearance: Pours a hazy cola color. Minor carbonation and sediment visible. Thin beige head that settled to nothing. No lacing.
Smell: Dried fruit including raisins. Mild notes of alcohol.
Taste: Port wine and raisins.
Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth mouthfeel. Round and velvety with comforting warmth from the alcohol.
Overall: I don't drink quads often, but I do like this beer. It is not complex, but has a nice dried fruit flavor. The alcohol is tame, and provides a comforting warmth throughout the drink.
12-15-2013 22:14:15 | More by antott0523
3.6/5 rDev -12.8%
A – Dark brown ice tea – almost cola. Great retention and lace on a khaki head.
S – Warm booze, brazil nuts, caramel, and mocha.
T – Booze up front with burnt caramel. Hazelnut, cherry pits and leather through the center. Dry, boozy finish.
M – Medium/light body for the style. Nice carbonation. The alcohol leaves a warm, lingering finish.
O – An ok Quad. The booze feels disassociated from the rest of the profile.
09-04-2011 18:53:47 | More by vfgccp
3.69/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
11-28-2013 01:22:51 | More by Beejay
3.7/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
10-22-2013 03:53:36 | More by Givemebeer
3.73/5 rDev -9.7%
750ml served into a duvel tulip
pours a dark hazelnut brown color with a shade of reddish amber. finishes with a sticky tan head that takes awhile to relent
classic textbook belgian quad smell that produces an aroma rich in spiced herbal notes, a butternut toffee, and is completed by a lingering black licorice/anise
the taste starts with the dark fruits, with just a tinge of the alcohol thats present, then in comes the spice vanilla flavor leads into a sweet brown sugar that dissipates and becomes slightly dry. maybe a little bitterness at the end
a pretty solid outing for a quad. pretty textbook but with a strong taste. id rank it in the top 10 of quads ive tried but not top 5
04-20-2012 05:00:03 | More by ikantspel
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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