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

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours thick and deep chocolate brown. Thick tan head with excellent lacing.

Fruity, malty aroma. Very complex, dark fruit like plum, caramel, toffee, chocolate, toast, rum. A wonderful combination.

Sweet and warming. Thick toffee and caramel, notes of rum and burnt sugar.

Slight acidity and tang in the finish.

Full bodied and creamy.

Wow, excellent beer! Like a great Belgian Quad with just a hint of barrel aging and sourness in the finish, what a great beer! So complex and full, every sip leaves you wanting another.

LeeryLeprechaun, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ramblinwreck101, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

brother_kenneth, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

juancho, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

2GOOFY, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

uturn, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Tone2467, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

sia478, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 batch. Bottle 11973.

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).

M: Heavy and smooth. A little dry from the oak in the aftertaste.

O: Nice quad. Very oaky. Extremely oaky. Perhaps a bit too much in fact. It's everywhere in the taste; stronger in some parts and weaker in others but it's always there. It's a nice oak aged quad but given the price I doubt I would get this one again. Similar to the La Trappe Oak Quad if I'm honest.

Dope, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A huge pop and I thought I was dealing with a gusher but that was not to be; poured out fudge brown with an impressive Belgian head that leaves quite a few squiggles behind

Smell: Root beer, caramel and fig, with oaky and vinous undertones

Taste: Caramel and fig, up front, with sour cherry flavors developing, in the middle; oaky and vinous, after the swallow, with some vanilla developing, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A very interesting twist on the quad style, bringing sour elements that add complexity

brentk56, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jrfehon33, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice; bottled in 2012, bottle #10960. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, pear, apple, fig, caramel, clove, pepper, oak, toast, candi sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, pear, fig, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, clove, pepper, oak, candi sugar, chocolate, brown bread, molasses, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, clove, oak, candi sugar, chocolate, brown bread, molasses, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of dark malt, yeast ester, and oak flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, moderately prickly, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic oak aged Quadrupel! All around awesome complexity and balance of dark malt, yeast ester, and oak flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

oline73, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tommy5, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ddedhed, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
95 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.