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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Dark gold in appearance with sediment. The flavor is of yeast, spices and balanced between sweet and bitter. A very solid Tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2011
Man how I start to love de Halve Maan brewery. The Straffe Hendrik Triple pours as a yellow beer with this nice firm, large head. The head stays on during the drinking of this beer leaving lacing on the glass. The aroma has lemon, hops, and hints of spices like coriander and juniper. Taste has a lot of citrus, amazingly fresh for a 9% drink. Really dangerous beer because it goes down really easy. Great beer!"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1263) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
This beer starts with a nice aroma of banana, peach, and clove. It pours a clear amber, with visible carbonation, and a full white head that leaves good sticky lacing on the glass. There’s quite a bit of sugar in this beer, as it has a light sweet flavor, with the alcohol amazingly hidden. The palate has a bit of slickness to it, with a clean finish. This is an amazingly drinkable tripel, and I’ll be picking up more of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
7th April 2011
On tap in De Wildeman. Clear amber beer. Short lived white head. Smooth semi dry palate. A little mild prickly carbonation. Mildly sweet tripel malt. Trace of estery banana. Finishes dry and a little minerally. A little bitterness too. Very drinkable tripel - not too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Cloudy orange brown with a nice two-finger head, little retention and very nice lace. Nice spicy hops aromas with a backbone of cereal and caramel malt. Flavor follows, a touch more intense, with a pleasant bit of tartness. Medium to full body, active carbonation, warming alcohol, and a malt sweetness in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dabeerguy (17) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2011
The 11.2 bottle poured a thick lively head that settled quickly lacing the tulip glass. Clean floral aroma of herbs and yeast. Taste was very good with nice body, slightly sweet on the front palate but overall a great mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering fresh bread and buttery taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Although I usually am not a big fan of the triples, I have to admit this beer is drinkable for us. The ABV isn’t too apparent, but it will hit you. The beer is right on style, really enjoyable triple. It pours a nice amber color with a dense, foamy head that it holds throughout the experience. The fruit can be a distinct taste, but its there. Has a nice finish. I think this beer is enjoyable for triple and non-triple lovers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordHeelGibson (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2011
This triple from Bruges has some distinct qualities that make it stand out from your ordinary triple style. In addition to the usual citric and coriander notes that I find run thru most BT’s there are some malty and Hoppy notes, this is due to the addition of more roasted malts than most regular triples. Self described as an Amber triple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (3503) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 8, 2011
Bottle 33cl. A clear golden-amber beer with good head and lacing. Nose is lemony. Aroma is dry, lemony, very hopy on peppery and grassy side. Body is medium to high complex with honey hints, very bitter. A good triple beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
Pours a nice vibrant reddish orange, with a slightly off-white head. great retention and outstanding lacing. nice aromas of candi sugar, light hints of clove and a solid malt base, which gives me a baked apple aroma. Tastes outstanding. Almost like a tripel and a belgian amber blended. Candi sugar,clove, medium sweetness, lively, solid Brugges beer.


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