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


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RATINGS: 600   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Medium to full mouthfeel. a bit too strong alcohol in aroma and flavour too. blond clear golden colour. off white fine head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1791) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle@Brugges Hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma is spicy and fruity, hints of burned sugars. Flavor is quite spicy. high carbonation. Finish is dry....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4307) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours clean gold with almost amber hues and two fingers of creamy white head. Violently effervescent carbonation. Nose shows a light candy-like quality and an ephemeral sweetness. Bready notes and a definitive yeasty quality. Flavor leans more towards raw bread dough and yeast. Light spicy phenolics and raw fruit. Very slight vegetal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle, thanks E for sharing. Orange amber with a small, spitty, off white head. Nose shows some dark fruits, bitter citrus, lightly cheesy, quite phenolic and estery--hints of vegetal. Flavor is okay--more vegetal than the nose, some estery sweetness, light banana, light bitter finish. Below average tripel, but not a style I drink a lot of these days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - JUL 16, 2012
Opaque golden colour with a small white head. Malt and citrus on the nose. Lots of fruit and caramel taste. Nice round moutfeel. Doesn’t taste like 9%! Delicious

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2012
Golden and light hazy colour with a small white head. Rich fruity aroma, over on the cider side. Lots of apples. This beer was maybee to cold in the beginning. Lots of apple flavour. But changed after a while as it got a little more room temperature. Then a soft vanilla and moderate sweet caramel flavour woke up. A lot better at right temperature.
[Bottle from Slijterij t Fust in Hoorn, Netherlands]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle at Brugs Beertje. Hazy amber with a stable head. Fruity aroma and bitter-sweet flavours. Solid tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with lots of little yeast bits floating (points off). Aroma was an above-average blend of candy sugar, sweet toasty malts, bubblegum, candied pineapple, and a hint of banana. Flavors were similarly sweet and candy-like, lots of bubblegum, pineapple, with an interesting woody character and slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is above average and ’sophisticated’ in that the nice rich sugary stickiness dries up a bit but leaves a hint of slickness on the tongue. A really good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
7/8/12. 11.2oz bottle thanks to Robert! Hazy orange pour with particulates under a nice khaki head. Fruity aroma with a bit of yeast, metal, and caramel. Slightly sweet malty flavor with plenty of yeast, fruit, and caramel. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (692) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
Gouden kleur en een geweldige kraag, die ook lang aantrekkelijk blijft. Zoetfruitig aroma. Behoorlijk veel body. Smaakt vrij zoet met een lichtbitere afdronk. Wel ok maar niks spannends.

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