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Brugse Straffe Hendrik Blond

Formerly brewed at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Belgian Ale
Brugge, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The blond variant of Straffe Hendrik, considered to be better than the brune version, but that is to be found out on ratebeer.com!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On draught at Bhavani in Brugge.

Pours a hazy light orange color with a medium head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a little boozy but has a nice orange rind and spiciness.

The flavor is fruit forward and has a subtle spiciness. Some banana and orangepeel. The beer is a bit boozy when cold but this settles down as it warms.

The high carbonation serves the beer well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
Draught @ Brewpub, Bruges.
Rated on 20100715.
Pours golden color with medium head. Aroma of grass, fruits and spices. Flavor of dry hay, malts, yeast and spice notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2012
Bought on Tap at La Tireuse summer of 2011 Golden color and typical belgian foam Medium body & complexity Very enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
Draft@moderste: hazy amber with a white head, caramel, malts, slight biter hops, spices, some soap, slight yeast, some darker fruit, bit to soapy, bit wattery and oily

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Originally rated March 2006. Bought at the Dépanneur de la Rive in Cap-Rouge, Quebec. Written DEC 2006 on plain golden bottle cap. Pours a cloudy blonde-caramel colour with a white foamy head and good retention. Kind of looks like a witbier. Lots of carbonation and lacing is sloppy all around the glass. The nose reminds me of a pilsner. After breathing a bit, the aromas turn to spices and yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavours are also yeasty with some decent dry hoppy finish. Quite a refreshing brew and a nice mix between a witbier and a pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
Brewery Tap, Bruges Pours golden amber with white head. Fruit notes in aroma. Moderate carbonation, medium body. Somewhat sweet with dry finish. In Belgian context, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle and served in my Ommegang Anno Tulip: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/light amber hue with a few floaties, small but lasting frothy head, okay lace. The aroma has notes of wheat husks, pils, biscuit, honey, some lemon, banana, and clove esters along with light herbal hops. The taste is rather mundane, grainy with light fruit and slice notes. Bubblegum and earthiness throughout. Hint of soapy notes along with very light bitterness. The mouth feel is lively but not all that refreshing. Just like the Leffe Blonde before it, rather forgettable but then I am not really sure how fresh this bottle is always.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2011
This stuff is okay. Had better, had worst. Maybe I’m biased against most beers from Brugge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
standard big cabonation and color for the style. light belgian malt aroma and flavor with a touch of hops. its descent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2010
mmm strange my bottle states 9% alcohol ...

head: white, bubbly , away fast
colour: gold
smell: hops, yeast, flowery, grassy, some wheats, alcohol
taste: grainy/cereal in the start, hopy, bitter,malty and grassy palate , alcohol in the end , end is dry ,aftertaste is grass , not bad

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