Straffe Hendrik Heritage Oak Aged Quadrupel 2021
Brouwerij De Halve Maan

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From:
Brouwerij De Halve Maan
 
Belgium
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
11%
Score:
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Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
1
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Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2023
Added:
May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Blind-tasted ex Name/brewery/style
L- Superficially very dark chestnut brown, but held to the light it's ultra-deep ruby red. Fast rising CO2 and a 4Cm fat mid-tan head.
S- Malty, xmas cakey, a hint of estery Belgian yeast.
T- It's big and meaty. Major deep stewed-fruits notes. But it also has a bright veeery slightly tart/sour-fruit aspect which balances it nicely. as the beer later warms a touch and opens up, I suspect the tart/sour note might be wine or brandy barrel ageing.... ?
BBE: Nov/2032
F- It's a pretty solid proposition yet it's in no way over-bearing. Ie the recipe is very carefully 'self-balancing'.
O- It's a big, very big beer. It's really made for sharing, a bottle this big, as you really can't do more than slow sip + savour a beer like this.
£20.15/750ml bottle bought from Trembling Madness, York. This bottle was a special gift ... to myself :) How I'd love to be able to drink beers of this calibre more often.
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Rated+reviewed I'll now read the bottle and see what I missed...
Bottle# 07693
11% ABV - it was subtle in that regard = very classy.
Aged for at least a year in oak barrels in a medieval cellar [cool!?]. Barrels = Bordeaux, cognac, armagnac, rum, porto. [Blending all the latter, leads to this years edition].
Aug 03, 2023
Straffe Hendrik Heritage Oak Aged Quadrupel 2021 from Brouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1 ratings