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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 557   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1012) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle. Orange amber with foamy cream head. Nose is light and lively with aromas of coriander and white pepper- or something fresh- and toast with jam. Light well-blended flavor that is both lightly sweet and lightly dry. Sadly ends a little to the sweet side, light bodied.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2612) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle. Old. Murky amber with particles, frothy white head. Cookie dough, honey, grape juice aroma. Yeasty taste, cookie, earth and saltiness, sweet . Well carbonated, medium body, a little sour towards the finish. Was good when fresh.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
linjozica (3) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Simply great. Should be in the top 10 )) If you have an opportunity to try it, go!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-10-12. Labeled as “Straffe Hendrik Bruges Triple Ale.” Sweet, buttery, floral aroma features apricot, croissant, candy sugar, brown sugar, orange, and lemon scents. Pours an orange/copper. Liquid is effervescent and hazy with some suspended particulate. The color is cool, and the light-colored flakes of particulate are appealing. Small to moderate amount of cream-colored head. Some lacing. The flavor matches the aroma: Candy, yellow plum, and toffee; quite sweet. Salty, sharp finish. Lightly dry, spicy aftertaste. Heavy body. Frothy and smooth in the palate. Straffe Hendrik Bruges Triple Ale is good but not great, reasonably enjoyable but not memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. A hazy orange gold pour with a gushing soft being head. Sticky lacing remains. An aroma of soft fruit and candy sugar. The flavor is that soft fruit, yeast, heavy malts and a tinge of sourness late. It is generally sweet and sugary. No hint of alcohol at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3528) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Paid a hefty price for 11.2 oz. bottle @ Table and Vine, West Springfield, MA. Bottle marked BEST BEFORE: July 2013. Used an Allagash chalice. Golden amber color, ¼ inch thick white head, decent retention. Real nice fruity nose of pear, dried apricot and clove. Average Co2. Lots of flavor considering the light body and soft texture. A mildly spicy hop plays well with the fruit, Candy sugar and Belgian yeast. ABV does show up a bit. A nice classic Triple. Well worth a try, just be careful what you pay for it. Don’t over pay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Proeferius (100) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
bottle@home pours amber with medium head, medium cabonation, aroma of citrus/peach, easy going and alcohol is well masked. medium sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3456) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours a peachy amber with a creamy, rich, white head that leaves a solid ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma of grapes, figs, honey, lemon, tangerine, roasted barley, and soft floral notes. Medium bodied with a well rounded, tart, ripe-fruity, crisp palate. Finishes with a slight bit of booze and tons of pears. Great tripel. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle: Aroma of malt, citrus fruits, hops. Amber color, off-white head. Flavor is malty, light sweet, notes of candy, grain, caramel and herbal hops. Not very complex...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle from Bruges poured into tulip. Attractive golden color, very clear, looks quite carbonated, appropriate sized head for a tripel, slightly eggshell white, pillowy. Nice typical tripel aroma, sweet, hoppy, yeast, slight spice (little less than most trips), hint of orange marmalade and banana. Taste is more of the same. FInish starts off sticky and spicy before a slightly harsh metallic backend. Despite that, good overall but could’ve been a tad better.


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