Friday, 25 February 2011
STRAFFE HENDRICK QUADRUPEL
Lets start things off with what was for me, my number 1 priority, must try beer at Septembers Bruges Beer Festival. Enjoyed back then from draught and now from bottle in January at my most favourite bar, the one and only .
Pouring Straffe Hendrick Quadrupel produces a large creamy beige head that slowly fades to leave a constant covering. Underneath is a deep, dark reddish beer that without holding to the light borders on black.
Aroma is crammed with roasted malts combined with liquorice and treacle, spices are there as are hops and the mighty 11% alcohol is also noticeable but never overpowering.
Tasting pretty much backs up the aroma - sweet, roasty, dark dried fruits and hops with a slight carbonated finish.
All in all a cracking flagship beer from Brugge brewery De Halve Maan.
Posted by Jay