1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Straffe Hendrik QuadrupelStraffe Hendrik Quadrupel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

426 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 426
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 29
Gots: 56 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 426 | Reviews: 129 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of marleyr
4.75/5  rDev +15%

marleyr, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of greggy1972
4.75/5  rDev +15%

greggy1972, May 12, 2013
Photo of backslide311
4.75/5  rDev +15%

backslide311, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of OldSmaug
4.75/5  rDev +15%

OldSmaug, May 20, 2014
Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Erwin_Sakkers, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of hoplover66
4.75/5  rDev +15%

hoplover66, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of RichH55
4.75/5  rDev +15%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of BernardusHo
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Straffe Hendrik Quadruple. 4 pack of 11.2 oz bottles. Nice artwork of a celestial moon with a face on both the bottle and cap. Box has a detailed history of the brewery and it's present day status in Bruges. Pours a beautiful deep dark brown with decent head. Has the same nose as the best quads, Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus come to mind. Raisons and figs. Nice lacing. This quad tastes awesome! It has perfect carbonation and the 11 percent is very well hidden. This Belgian, in my opinion, ranks up at the top of the quads. I'm very surprised at earlier reviews as I will definitely seek out more. This is a must try. Enjoy!

BernardusHo, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Vylo
4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown almost black with white head.

Smell - Ok, I'm not great with smells overall, but this one was strong and malty, what I would expect.

Taste - So very good. Robust, complex full of malty goodness.

Mouthfeel - lower on carbonation then I am used to, but did not detract from the experience at all.

Overall - exceptional beer. MUST try. I will be buying this again, particularly if I can find cases.

Vylo, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of templar316
4.99/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a gorgeous burnt sienna into my ommengang snifter. soft white head that lingers up and down the glass. The aroma of delicious candy sugar fades into sugar plums and mandrin oranges. The flavor of bready caramel malts lingers as candied fruit wash over the tongue with a warming brandy quality. It dances over the tongue and makes me wish for more!

templar316, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Hobbit
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of kristenspaintings
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall my favorite beer of all time. This is a fragrant, herbal/spiced, thick, syrupy black-as-night beer. You can't see any light through this beer at all, a huge plus in my opinion.

Pour this into a tulip glass if you can't get glassware from the brewery. (I am working on a way to get some- any suggestions?)

This beer has a thick head with small, light brown bubbles and good flavor there too.

One word of caution: the Straffe Quad has 11%abv so you might want to drink conservatively if you haven't had a beer this strong before. It'll sneak up on you before you realize it.

I'm sure not everyone is in love with this style of beer but I am although I didn't know that until I had one after a look around the Halve Maan brewery in Brugge, Belgium. A fantastic tour and especially memorable because of the strong smell of cooking hops and spices in the air- a reflection of the quality of both the tour and the beer itself.

As I try more quads I suppose I may find one I like better, but I tend to measure all beers in this style against the Straffe Hendrik as I probably will be for quite some time. I can't imagine how this beer could be improved upon.

kristenspaintings, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Braheem
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Braheem, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of MeisterSmudge
5/5  rDev +21.1%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of UpToMeBeer
5/5  rDev +21.1%

UpToMeBeer, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of pma7779
5/5  rDev +21.1%

pma7779, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Abbo
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Abbo, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of fjones1979
5/5  rDev +21.1%

fjones1979, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of redbeerdviking
5/5  rDev +21.1%

redbeerdviking, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
5/5  rDev +21.1%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
5/5  rDev +21.1%

CB2maltygoodness, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of cowboy83
5/5  rDev +21.1%

cowboy83, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of lakersfan16
5/5  rDev +21.1%

lakersfan16, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of corneliustoad
5/5  rDev +21.1%

corneliustoad, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of bacasnax
5/5  rDev +21.1%

bacasnax, Apr 01, 2013
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.