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

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BA SCORE
93
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64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oak Aged version of Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-07-2012)
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dfernandez77

California

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is getting reviews lower that they should be because it will be misunderstood unless the reviewer knows what barrel aging a beer Belgian style does. Think Oud Bruin, or Flanders Red.

Appearance: Somewhere between dark amber and garnet. Light slightly rocky head, thins to fine white traces like clouds in a satellite weather photo.

Smell: Caramel, fig, deeply roasted beef, bay, mustard, slightly musty oak (Hungarian?), a touch of fruity tart Brett A/C notes. Savory complex.

Taste: Fig, golden raisins, barrel toast and oak tannins, slight astringency, touch of funk and tartness like Brett A/C in the barrel wood. Richly complex. Oud Bruin characters all over it.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, far lighter than the base Quad - but you'd expect that from Brett in the barrel. Effervescent carbonation. Slightly dry. Finishes slippery, sweet, and dry on the edges.

Overall: This is what you would expect when a huge and rich Quad like Straffe Hendrik meets barrels with a touch of Brett A/C. Thinning of the body, slight funk, slight tart/sourness.

Do not expect a Quad. Expect a Quad deeply and positively influenced by all the best characters of a sublime oak barrel aged Oud Bruin.

Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:28:57 | More by dfernandez77
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A: Pours a very dark and murky brown. Very tall and effervescent light brown head. Head barely budges at all, once poured. Great head retention but just a little splotch of fluffy lacing here and there.

S: Brown sugar and candied fruits. Fruits really run the gamut here, I can't pick them out very well. Dates, prunes, raisins, plums, grapes and cherries maybe? That brown sugar is really especially nice with a hit of caramel.

T: Oaky initially. Lots of candied fruits again but not quite as sweet as the aroma. Lots of dark fruits as previous mentioned in the previous section. Almost a touch sour sometimes. Quite a bit of caramel, hints of brown sugar and some dark bread as well. There are some spicy cloves in the finish. Overall there is an overlaying oakiness everywhere from start to finish in this one, tastes like I've been nibbling on sawdust all day (or maybe I have?). Swear I get bourbon and oak in the aftertaste, even though I'm pretty sure this isn't even bourbon barreled (just oaked).

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Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
93 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.