Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Straffe Hendrik Bruges Quadruple Ale


Type: belgian quadruple
Origin: Bruges, Belgium
Price: $11.99 per 750 mL
ABV: 11%
NSP: 6.9
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I am really regretting not visiting this brewery when I was in Bruges. The brewery makes three beers: Brugse Zot, Straffe Hendrik Tripel and Straffe Hendrik Quad. I have had the Zot, so I just need to buy the Tripel now.

As for the quad, this must be one of the lighest quads I have ever had. The flavors have a way of just melting away into your mouth without oppressing you too much on the way. It should be noted that there is still a significant amount of body and flavor, just compared to other quads, it seems a little light (which is actually a good thing). The bottle says there is a "clean dryness" that I suppose is what I am trying to get at. There are light hints of dried fruits and a sweet maltiness. Also, as this beer warms up, it seems to get a little smoother and more drinkable. Quite a surprise.

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