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Straffe Hendrik Heritage | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Ratings:
159
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
20.56%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by MasterSki on 08-07-2012

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 ml, poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a very very dark brown with a finger and a half of tanned head, excellent retention, excellent lacing.... Nice looking beer.

S: some earthy oak, over a bit of sweet malt and darkfruit notes. Also a slightly vinegary vinous note, which comes out more and more as the brew warms.

T: much like the nose, xcept with a lot more vinegar/vinous quality, nice amount of oak, over the quad backbone which adds some sweet dark fruit notes of raisin, prune and brown sugar, very well rounded overall. Very complex.

M: full bodied with high crisp carbonation that stings the palate a touch and keeps this brew moving and drinkable....

O: this is a very nice brew, the oak aging really rounds out the sweetness of the base beer well, and the complex vinegary/vinous notes added a pleasant unexpected quality to the overall brew, nicley drinkable for 11 percent alcohol.

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Photo of TongoRad
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very intriguing beer. The first thing you notice is the big pop when you pull the cork. This beer sure doesn't lack in the carbonation department- it has a very ethereal feel for the gravity. Oak dominates the smell, lending a ton of vanilla, but following right behind it are dark fruits (dates, prunes), spices (peppercorns, anise) and cookies. The taste follows on the nose, but the big carbonation cleanses the palate and the progression of flavors starts anew with each sip. Very drinkable for 11%.

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Photo of seand
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a fairly clear dark brown, with lots of sticky porous head. The foam dissipates to a film over most of the surface and a ring around the edge of the glass, which is enough to leave good lacing.

S: Strong resiny sweetness, with a light touch of fruit. The touch of booze is slightly vinous.

T: Full and sweet but not overwhelmingly strong. There's a somewhat bitter balancing note through the middle. It's quite nice overall, and feels more complex rather than just strong.

M: Full bodied, medium prickly carbonation.

Overall, quite good. Too strong to drink too often, but it's nice and I'd have it again.

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Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
92 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.