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Brewed by Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Abbey Tripel
Brugge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional top-fermentation beer that referments in the bottle. Brewed by the unique family brewery De Halve Maan, which has been located in the historical heart of Bruges since 1856. Straffe Hendrik is an authentic Belgian Triple beer, still brewed according to the original recipe. To serve cool.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. pours cloudy amber color with a small white head. Aromas of light fruit and yeast. Sweet on the palate with a hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Nice, unclear, unfiltered beer with a honey-like color. Sweet-fruity aroma with a touch of alcohol. It tastes sweet in the beginning, but this quickly goes on in a slightly bitter aftertaste. Mooi, ongefilterd honingkleurig bier. Ook hier in het aroma het zoet-fruitige met de toets van alcohol. De smaak is in het begin even zoet, maar dit gaat snel over in een heel lichtbittere nasmaak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1394) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Deep gold pour. Aroma is bananas, cherries, nuts, raisins, yeast and alcohol. Delicious flavor of raisins, prunes, and alcohol.. Very sweet with a bit of a sour finish. Yummm.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2013
My favorite style, and this one does not disappoint. Pours dark, hazy golden/orange with adequate silky head. Aroma of citrus and apricots, butterscotch, caramel. Mouthfeel is buttery and silky smooth. Taste is butter, smooth malt, tangy hops. A sipper for sure, to enjoy its full body and intricate character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a clear gold with medium head. Aromas of pitted fruit: peach and apricot. Deep fruity flavors of peach and apricot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
illiniphil (139) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a dark golden with a heavy, white one finger head. Yeasty nose, nice carbonation, light fruity notes and not too sweet. Didn't notice much of an alcohol burn. Excellent version of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hesiodus (29) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2013
aroma:herbs, citrus, vanilla appearance:golden, orange, sparkling minimal head taste:bitter, light very pleasing palate:light, thin, lively co2 bitter finish overall:very enjoying

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1321) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 21, 2013
Head: white, medium, frothy. Colour: amber and clear. Aroma: fruity in a refreshing way (a minty perhaps?), not as dry as other tripels. Taste: again some refreshing sweetness, like a minty lollipop, a bit of bitterness and just a drop of sour bite in the finish. Maybe some alcohol too. Not too much yeast and phenolics detected. Apart from the colour, it is very similar to Westmalle. I actually copied the comments. :)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rane (956) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark golden with dense white head. Aroma sweet malts, apples. Taste sweet malty, a little alcohol burn, sugar, a little low in carbonation. A great example of a difficult style that often tends to be cloying,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2013
Yeasty nose. Pale head. Clear golden color. Slightly sweet fruity and hoppy taste with some lemon notes. Average hops. Adding sediment brought haziness.


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