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


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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AAEA (151) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750ml ($13.49) Very good triple. Fluffy head and a light flavor with crispness. tastes very good. I will be getting this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swank (27) - - NOV 7, 2014
Fine foam and very rich taste with nice balance between sharp spices and bitter finish. Stands out against other tripels, making it a beer you want to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Ruby-gold, perfect clarity, huge head that sits for a long time. Almost a licorice edge. A bit boozy. Always good memories of Straffe Hendrik visit 2010, though. So this gets a bit of a nostalgia boost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (291) - CYPRUS - NOV 1, 2014
Clear orange gold body with a thick white head. Aroma is yeasty, floral, fruity, bready. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Body is medium to full. Long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (264) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
Nice golden pour with large fluffy white head. Aromas of toffee, funky yeast, multigrain bread and spices. Taste is sweet, caramel, lightly toasted bread, a little funk, noticeable alcohol, nice dry finish. Full body gives makes the beer seem even more robust. Really great tripel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (765) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a clear coppery color, topped with a very decent slightly off-white head. A mild aroma, malty with some very obvious yeasty notes. The taste is sweet and slightly fruity at first, followed by a very generous, if not strong, bitterness. Some yeasty notes. Not bad, but it’s just not my style. Still decent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mainuh_man (243) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours clear copper with a frothy white head and good lacing. Really nice malt aromas: bubblegum, toffee and fig. Medium sweet at the beginning with bready and bubblegum flavors. Follows with lots of bitterness to balance off the malt: herby and citrus hops. Medium-full body with a thick mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, very nice, rich malt character balanced well with bitter. One of the best tripels!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1134) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
The color is a cloudy orange that is almost amber due to the gold in it as well, and there is a large white head sitting atop the liquid. The aroma has a strong Belgian yeast with a definite malt backbone (comprised of a hint of caramel to it) and some banana hints as well. The taste is a an interesting mix of a slight sourness, slight umami, and touch of sweetness, but the aftertaste isn’s so strong, simply being a light Belgian yeast flavor. The palate has a medium body, thick texture, and an average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (802) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Jaune/cuivre riche avec une grande tête beige. Un peu sombre pour un triple. L’arôme très fruité (plein de fruits sec, un peu de pruneaux, abricots sec, et raisins sec) avec un peu du malt caramel et du pain. Le goût est un peu fruité (raisins sec et pruneaux), du levure belge, un peu de sucre (comme malt caramel). Une bonne triple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moravius (603) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Flasche (75 cl), anderthalb Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Helles Orangegelb, trüb. - In der Nase hefig-süße obergärige Fruchtigkeit mit leicht scharf-krautigen Zügen, Bitterorange, Kandissüße. - Antrunk hefig weich mit scharf krautiger Herbe und Bitterorange. Schwere, leicht karamellige Malzsüße; der Kandiszucker schmeckt trotz Bittere deutlich heraus. Schaumig rezent, vollmundig. Im Abgang kräftige, an Laub oder Unkraut erinnernde Bittere, deutlich fuselig. - Schärfer und bitterer als andere Tripels, aber die unharmonische Mischung aus Kandiszuckersüße und schroff-krautiger Bittere überzeugt mich nicht. Am nächsten Tag schmeckte der Rest aus der Flasche mit aufgerührter Hefe etwas runder und besser.

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