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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 27 | 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 brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -6.1%

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of jlivings757
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jrfehon33, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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%

oline73, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

mendvicdog, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

duceswild, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

IrishColonial, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

tommy5, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

DubbelTap, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Lunch, Aug 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ddedhed, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tom10101, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Loveyourbeer, Jul 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

MSandahl23, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

WOLFGANG, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased this one from Etre Gourmet a while back. Served in a taster at Adrial's place.

A - Big tan foam - cork came out with a loud pop. Big tan foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind splotchy lacework. Transparent amber-brown body. Nice-looking beer here.

S - The oak is pretty forward and spicy here, imparting a hefty vinous character. Not sure what kinds of barrels these were, but they're evocative of port or red wine. There's your generally quad-like flavors in the background, with sharp candi sugar, dark fruits, a bit of caramel and honey, and a mild cola/Dr. Pepper flavor mixed in. Perhaps a touch of acetone that mars the experience a bit, but not overly boozy.

T - The taste is a bit more heavy on the malt sweetness, with mildly spicy oak and vinous notes adding depth to the flavor. Dark fruits, berries, vinous oak, and barrel tannins, and perhaps a developing Flanders-esque lactic flavor that makes this mildly savory. Not sure this was intended, but it's not offensive either.

M - Medium-bodied, super-dry and tannic. Lower carbonation for a Belgian beer, but still in the medium range of things. Mild warming, but nothing excessive for the listed 11%.

D - Not entirely what I was expecting, but enjoyable in small doses. It's super oaky and vinous, making this an unusually heavy-handed barrel-aging example from Belgium. I appreciated the lower sweetness in this quad; something American breweries can never get quite right. Still, it would have taken an effort to finish a 750ml bottle with only 3 people - best enjoyed in smaller servings.

MasterSki, May 29, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark ruby-black with a finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades slowly.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, candi sugars, Belgian yeast, spices, a bit booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisin, plum, and other dark fruits, candi sugars, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, spices, some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming finish.

D - Great Quad. Good complexity added by oak.

ngeunit1, May 18, 2013
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 7056. A bit pricy but I'm glad I picked up the last bottle at Discount in Milwaukee. Visited the brewery in April 2011 and absolutely loved the tour.

A: deep copper rosy color, nice tan head that was amazing and kept it all the way to the bottom of the glass
S: some sourness and malt, pleasant, deep, rich oud bruin, some brett
T: incredibly rich and deep flavor, deep roasted malt, yeastiness, but well-balanced and sourness adds a touch of character
M: creamy, nice CO2 but not over the top, some yeastiness

wisrarebeer, May 05, 2013
Photo of jmmy3
4/5  rDev -6.1%

jmmy3, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of impending
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A

750ml #8746 into a tulip. Opened with an explosive PoP, pours a deep copper mahogany, a dense towering mocha colored head continues to rise long after the pour stopped exceeding the rim like a muffin top. Recedes leaving clumpy froth hanging, excellent lacing.

Richly seasoned aroma, gingerbread with purple grapes, slightly bittersweet, almost as if a lightly spiced noël. Black cherries, tannins, vanilla and the wood.

The taste is classic quad with the added contribution of the barrel. Very pleasant vinous deep dry twang parts the initial lightly sweet dark fruity goodness and the long evolving grape and barrel mild bitter. A echo of the taste lingers near forever, never fully gone before the next sip. Medium bodied lively mouthfeel, coupled with the tannic nature - tangy.
the world needs more barrel aged quads, delicious
cheers
jd

impending, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Resuin, Apr 12, 2013
Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
93 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.