Straffe Hendrik Heritage | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
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39
Gots:
63
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2
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bshefftz
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2013 edition - utterly fantastic beer. I'm a little wary of barrel-aged Belgian quads as I've had some (St. Bernadus 12 Oak Aged, Gulden Draak brewmasters, La Trappe oak aged) that haven't offered much improvement on the already excellent base beers and to me haven't justified the extra cost. This is a different case, with a boozy nose and hints of barrel highlighting a rasiny, malty-smooth backbone with a refreshing crispness going down. Hopefully I'll find this again as my joy in drinking it tempered by sadness knowing it will soon be gone... It's that kind of beer!

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4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 bottle # 40052 poured to tulip

Pours opaque dark brown. One finger or creamy mocha color head stays on for the long haul

Aroma is hot boozey raisen with oak lurking

Booze, oak and raisen also strike in the flavor, backed with subtle notes of chocolate, plum and vanilla. Not overly sweet nor malty... rare in a quad.

Mouthfeel is lush but not syrupy, CO2 hanging around to liven it up to the bottom of the glass

Overall, I'm not sure I've had a better quad... excellent now, and with this profile it could easily age longer. If I see any more bottles of this, I might buy 'em all.

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4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Dark brown color, one finger light brown head, superb lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Very smooth aroma, sweet, raisins, oak.

T: Amazing, smooth, oak, raisins, sweet, with a light touch of warming alcohol on the back end. Heaven.

F: So much carbonation and yet so smooth and silky. Incredible.

O: World class beer. The second best quadrupel after Westvleteren 12.

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4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage.
Had it not been for the good amount of carbonation, it could almost have been as much wine as beer. Cork came out with a loud pop. Heavy plum aroma and a slight sour note that integrated well with the maltiness and soft oak. Likely the best Quad I've ever had.

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
4.33 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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