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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

384 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 121
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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Greywulfken

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: side-poured into a stout flute glass - deep slightly translucent dark brown beer with a bubbly tan head 3 fingers-thick; draped modest lace down the glass, filmy lid persisted

S: deep dark fruity malts and subtle spices reminiscent of winter holidays

T: bitter treacle/molasses and dark, dark fruit like black plums or figs - very compelling flavor profile - almost like, dank and dark fruits and spices with burnt bittersweet sugar

M: very nice on the tongue - medium weight, slightest bit of tack, slightlest bit of tingle, and even the slightest bit of chalk

O: saw the middling reviews before I had this, and I imagine there is some issue with this beer not quite tasting like too many of the big name quads, but it is a very pleasing and distinct-tasting beer - I would easily recommend this for quad and BSDA fans. It might not blow you away for the style, but taken as a singular beer, a worthy drink indeed.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:52:05 | More by Greywulfken
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-08-2013 00:07:03 | More by braican
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2013 00:50:22 | More by aquazr1
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

300mL bottle from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 4.99. Best by 5/29/16- so bottled 5/29/13? Served in a goblet.

Pours opaque, ruddy garnet hued chestnut with a healthy three fingers of fluffy beige. The foam faed to a thin cap that leaves onoy small bits of lace.

Aromas of pitted fruit, caramel, yeast and sugar. Fairly straight forward for the style.

Taste gets a bit more complex than the nose. Burnt port barrel, sweet dark fruit, bitter fruit skins, caramel malts, brown sugar, yeast, slight cocoa, earth, raisin bread and small bite of booze. Flavors open up nicely as it warms.

Creamy feel on a medium body with carbonation that perhaps comes on a little too strong for my tastes. Tangy dark fruit, caramel and yeast finish.

A notch or two above a standard American brewed quad but not quite up to the level of my favorite Belgian brewed. Still, this is a welcome addition to my readily abailable quad arsenal.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:50:03 | More by ThickNStout
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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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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 03:05:48 | More by Nerudamann
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-25-2013 00:47:50 | More by drgonzo2k2
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-11-2014 12:50:22 | More by NYR_Rob
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-29-2013 15:42:06 | More by KeyWestGator
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ksimons

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a chestnut brown with a fingers worth of creamy looking tan head that just does not disappear! Lovely!

S-caramel malt, dark fruits and light cocoa

T-taste is very nice! Caramel malt backbone with dark fruit sweetness, cocoa, light hop bitterness, and spices. 11% ABV is not noticeable.

M-medium body, crisp carbonation

Overall I forgot how I do really love Quads and this one was done so well! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:53:03 | More by ksimons
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was excited for this beer after visiting the town of Bruges yet not getting to the brewery. 2011 Vintage

A - Looks good with a very deep and dark reddish body. The head came across nicely at 2 fingers. Falls to about 1 mm in a wonderful cappuccino color.

S - The highlight of this beer. Dark fruits - bing cherries, prunes, and red grapes that all have some sweetness. There is also a hint of alcohol.

T - Gets better as I go and continue tasting. It immediately hits the top back of your throat with raisins and those red grapes. I pick up some allspice and cloves.

M - The carbonation starts strong but quickly falls off. For me, quads should be more consistent with low to medium carb to start and remain there. Because this falls off, you want something thicker.

O - It is growing on me. Some good quad aroma and flavors. Nothing that really stands out, but overall this is well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 04:08:40 | More by RuckusDu
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-27-2011 22:02:29 | More by Diomede
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-28-2011 22:02:34 | More by rekel
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-30-2013 22:27:39 | More by craftbeerasian
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-08-2013 20:25:44 | More by Smurf2055
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-16-2011 01:20:32 | More by richbrew
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JohnQVD

New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown with thin caramel head. Smell is brown sugar, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is mildly bitter, with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Sweet boozy finish with a bit of an alcohol burn on the way down and lingering brown sugar. Feel Is surprisingly light, with medium carbonation and a bit of bite.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 02:41:37 | More by JohnQVD
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-25-2014 21:44:32 | More by innominat
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fionn13

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2012 20:48:57 | More by fionn13
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-11-2013 01:50:45 | More by Hellpop65
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +21.1%

06-15-2014 03:19:15 | More by lakersfan16
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-02-2013 22:34:13 | More by MarkJBurch
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gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-06-2013 21:30:03 | More by gwiedman1
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BucBasil

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a branded tulip at Cambrinus in Bruges.

A: Blackish purple on first glance, but red notes in the edges when held to light. 2 finger light tan head with good retention.

S: very sweet aroma of sugared dark fruits and jam. Yeast character subdued. Very sweet smelling with brown sugar rounding things out.

T: Sweet in the taste as well. Berries mainly. Slightly nutty character. Finishes long with a butterscotch and caramel note covered by yeast and brown sugar.

A good quad overall, and must be some special offer since I didn't even see this at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2010 19:36:26 | More by BucBasil
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.