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Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
774 Ratings
Straffe Hendrik QuadrupelStraffe Hendrik Quadrupel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BucBasil on 11-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,534
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
774
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
223
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 774 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of Tomesco
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chebode2
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a hazy ruby-brown with a big,foamy,sand-coloured head
S:
-black currant,bready,syrupy,faint coffee,plums,raisins
T:
-cherries,black currant,raisins,plums,syrupy,bready
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Goes right into a line of the great Belgian Quads.Not quite on the level of a Chimay Blue or Rochefort 10.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the brewery. Aroma was fruity and boozy. Noticeable booze in the flavor but also dark and fruity on the tongue. Actually a very nice beer to have sitting outside the brewery for a couple hours and only 4€

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Photo of Shanex
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass best by dare if 7/20/19

A: Big fat chunky off white head sits atop a brackish brown black body with just hits of light escaping.

S: Lots of banana, clove, some honey, maybe some light figs and dates, alcohol seems to be present as well

T: bananas' clove, honey, toffee, dates, figs,

M: Huge carbonation beer is smooth as silk though not even a hint of the crazy alcohol content.

O: This beer is damn near perfect. The only complaint I have is the carbonation is crazy. Otherwise this quad clicks. The flavors are astonishing but a grea quad just crushes you with layers of flavor this beer is no different.

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Photo of joshautry
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber colour, Big, creamy, compact head with great retention, fades to a thin layer. Almost no lace. Aroma of nuts, chocolate,l dark fruits, spices, floral.
Fuul body and great carbonation. Creamy and thick palate. Taste of nut, chocolate, spices, dried fruits. Great.

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Photo of EMH73
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown with an inch and a half tan head that was well retained and left a fair amount of lacing. Smells and tastes of sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel and pepper. However, I am not getting any of the Belgian yeast, banana and clove that I would expect. Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated. Not my favorite of the style.

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Photo of kwjd
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darkpreferred
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 12.2 oz. bottle, poured very dark with a good foamy tan head. Looked very nice in my 16 oz beer glass.
Good aroma: Bready, malty aromas and dark fruity/punch and sweet aromas greet the nose.
Body: medium body, good mouth feel. Moderate carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt flavors deliver sweetness. Dark fruit is noticeable on the pallet. 11% alcohol in this tasty Belgian beer and it makes itself known as it leaves you with a dry and a little bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a dark brown and a a thick tan foamy head. This beer had more of a floral, perfume like smell to it followed by hints of alcohol and the malts along with some dark fruits. Also a little bit of spices in there. The beer taste is complex and I feel like it changes with every sip. I get bitterness of dark chocolate, plum, pepper like spices. It is sweet, bitter, tart. I really can't figure it out. The beer is smooth and foamy. Nice full bodies beer.

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Photo of kbrown
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Dark chestnut brown color, the pour quickly builds up majestic silky light tan head that doesn’t go anywhere until the last sip. It just slowly and slightly dissipates and leaves lots of sticky lacing along the way.

The aroma is led by dark fruit in kind of dark cherry, raisin, prune, and plum. Then it is followed by spiciness of coriander and pepper, also phenol, slightly roasted, anise, caramel, molasses, candy sugar, banana bread, and hint of chocolate.

Complex in the palate sensation with bold dark fruit character (dark cherry, raisin, prune, and plum) and anise, coriander yet peppery spiciness, sourness and tartness of fruity profile disclose slightly thereafter and coat the taste buds for a while until all those sweetness portions of caramel, molasses, candy sugar, sweet dough, and banana bread came in to balance. There is also a hint of chocolate and coffee as well as slight warming alcohol in the undertone. Some hop bitterness discloses at the end together with residual sweetness, spiciness, and fruitiness.

Full body with some bold touch through the palate but it is not that sticky or cloying with low to medium carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well under smooth palate, finish is pleasantly dry.

This one is great example of Belgian Quad. 11% ABV is very well hidden making it so tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Senbrox
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had before, but latest tasting was with a bottle aged just over a year. Much improved. Not quite in the top tier, but a very solid quad. More residual sweetness than most, but a good balance of dried fruits, sticky sweet dark malts, and bready notes.

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Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 774 ratings
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