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


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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1215) - HONG KONG - SEP 27, 2015

330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with active small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet malt, with vanilla, coriander, light banana, strong caramel, alcohol, cream soda, sugar, light spices, bread, strong Bel yeast, faint lemon and light grass.

Taste: Med to strong sweet rich malt, with strong metallic, caramel, strong citrus peels, potent alcohol, strong brown sugar, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Full body. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome blonde maltyness in a rich background. Good variety of tastes in abundance: caramel, lemon peels, brown sugar, tasty booze and Bel yeasts. Fairly good bitter hops to round. Pretty good!

Hoppiness: Coriander, sugar, light spices, faint lemon and light grass in nose. Strong lemon and peels, and sharp grass to taste. Bitterness is moderately strong for an abrupt, mid-to-high astringent sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, sweet and fairly bitter mouth.

Comments: It has good looks, nice lacing and big strong solid taste. The aroma is not the usual banana fruity ester, and also rather underwhelming, plus the hoppiness is not strong enough. Still, very enjoyable as an above average Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2646) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a big white head. Sweet and smooth, banana and some cloves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (398) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Amber, off white head Aroma of bananas, yeast. Taste sweet, some bitterness, caramel notes. Fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from Belgian beer factory. Pours cloudy golden. Nose is Belgian yeast, sweet fruits, citrus, hops, zest. Taste is bittersweet, aromatic, yeast, citrus and zest, creamy and full. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
bottle at the brewery
hazy dark blonde.heavy, lots of fruity esters, quite booze forward, warming, full bodied, high carbonation, fruity, herbal finish. Typical tripel and not overly a fan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (361) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 4, 2015
Clear light amber body. Big white foam. Aroma is complex, fruits, caramel and honey. Flavour is as complex. Lots a sweet fruits, dried fruits, I'm getting some orange peel. The alcohol can be felt in the background. Long sweet finish. End up lightly dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DomD (197) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of citrus fruit. Pours a clear golden with thick white head. Taste is light sweet with some sour overtones. Full bodied with creamy texture and slight astringent finish. Overall a really great beer with excellent mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Well-balanced tripel, sweet fruits and a little hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
The beer pours a thick layer of rough white foam. The foam looks like a fast coal song foam, but surprisingly a thick layer of foam stays on top of the beer. The foam is quite soft and is very bitter and has some metal tastes. The beer has a golden yellow color and is a little cloudy. The beer looks very nice. The smell is sweet. I smell almonds. The sweet almond aroma is delicious. It also had a little bitterness, as if the almonds were roasted. There is also a tiny little aroma that reminds of pepper, although this aroma is really really mild. The taste consists mostly of almond. Bitter sweet with a sweetness that out strengthens the bitterness. The taste is what you expect from a triple: bitterness and sweetness present, interesting and plenty tastes, it is all there. The beer has quite a high alcohol percentage. The alcohol tingles the tongue, together with the gas bubbles. The remaining palate is soft and gentle. A real good beer it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheFoamhead (223) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
A classic and refined Tripel. Subtle sweetness and a well integrated hop bitterness. Love the subtle hint of orange peel.

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