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Brugse Straffe Hendrik Blond

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


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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The blond variant of Straffe Hendrik, considered to be better than the brune version, but that is to be found out on ratebeer.com!

DanBerg's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle at home. "Een beetje vreemd, maar wel lekker." A Dutch saying which means something like: A bit weird, but tasty. That’s what I think of this beer. You must get used to the taste before you’re gonna like it. I like it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (2221) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
Old bottle bought a while ago in the Bierloods, Adegem. Hazy blond colour, white foam. Aroma of caramel and hints of banana. Dry and notes of cardboard. Hmm, a bit too old to be good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (5801) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, best before 12/05. Mild-trübes Bier. Etwas gewürzig-scharf, milde Hefe, frisch, mild-herb, ein wenig unrund.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
The original Straffe Hendrik, taken over by Riva but discontinued when Riva went bankrupt. The Brugse Straffe Hendrik Tripel which later replaced it when the Halve Maan was reopened, is a very different beer: this original was a blond session ale with malty and light fruity profile with hints of apple, a somewhat metallic undertone and herbal hops in the finish. It was quite okay as a thirst-quencher, but nothing of great interest compared to the present-day tripel beer carrying this proud name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1572) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2014
Botella de 25 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2001 (fecha de caducidad para 08-2002) Cierto aroma a lúpulo y bastante sabor a malta con un final amargo mas o menos duradero. Cuerpo medio con 6 vol fácil de beber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1421) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy gold, white head. Aroma is orange, spice. Flavor is orange peel, yeast, caramel, fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2713) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2014
330ml bottle
In short: a apicy belgian ale.
Pours hazy dark gold-orange, with frothy off white head. Good head retention and some lacing. Yeasty, fruity aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is fruity, some spicy and citrusy, yeast profiled. Alcohol noticeable. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yumzies (19) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
I first had this on drought in Brugges then found a bottle in NJ. The drought was definitely better but the bottle had a ton of floaters; poured ( into a trappist glass) a light golden orange color with a lot of chunky floaters and a thick white foamy head. Aroma was of alcohol and some yeast. Somewhat bitter with some orange or lemon in the back. Not bad, but I’ve had a few much better Belgian Ales. Need to try the Brune and their Quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1625) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Really nice Belgian blonde beer, nice yeasty taste with a typical Belgian flavour, a good start to the weekend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5541) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle looks simple but okay. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Starts moldy-malty, more and more sourish. Soapy-dry background. Unbalanced finish, not very drinkable. Didnt like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3464) - California, USA - APR 30, 2013
30 apr 2013, tap. Brown with foamy head that lasts a long time. Nose is big alcohol, wet, fermenting bread. Med body and moderately fizzy. Rich, brandy and raisins, big alcohol, fruit cake. Wow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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