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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
Ranking:
#963
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
184
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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63
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +14.8%
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 +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.88/5  rDev +13%
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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4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured (just under cellar temperature) from a corked and muzzled bottle (2015 Vintage, Bottle# 04677...Armagnac Oak Aged) into a Straffe Hendrik stemmed goblet

A - Classic looking Quadruple. The beer pours a deep, dark mahagony (note: with light directed behind the glass, the color of the beer is much more ruby red) color with a full, 2-fingers of a creamy kakhi colored head with great retention considering the barrel aging and hefty 11% ABV. (5.0)

S - Aroma is huge, containing notes of Oak, Vanilla, Brandy, Port, Grand Mariner, a bit of Chocolate and a whiff of alcohol. It is interesting to note that Brandy (of which both Armagnac and Cognac are) is distilled from wine of white grape varities, yet the resulting spirit would never suggeset it. (5.0)

T - An explosion of all those aromas coat the palate with Oak leading the way followed by Brandy, Port and Carmel from the base beer. The intensity, yet harmonious collision of flavors between beer, barrel and spirit make for a true degustation beer. Even after room to (and past) room temperature, the alcohol remains restrained. (4.75)

M - Medium-Full mouthfeel. Lively carbonation scrubs the palate clean and finishes with some alcohol vapors to further dry the mouth. A noticable, yet unoffensive alcohol warmth is felt in the chest after each sip. (4.75)

O - Although it ranks in my 'Top 10' favorite beers consumed during my time in Belgium, this is best best enjoyed in small doses. A 75cl bottle is a bit much for one person but I took the challenge in support of Belgian Beer Culture. Unfortunately, it is only available at the brewery but the 14Euro (~$18USD) price tag is well worth it. Highly Recommended if you get the opportunity to visit Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan (in and of itself, the tour is well worth it!). (5.0)

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4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +12%
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 +11.8%
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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4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Straffe Hendrik Heritage from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 184 ratings
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