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

bottled
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RATINGS: 553   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bontus (642) - Flanders, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2012
33cl bottle. Gift. Served it not ice cold but chilled. Pours clear orange, but full of floating coagulated proteins. Doesn’t bother me, but it looks weird. Nose is (mostly absent) yeast driven, with some sweet cereal. Aromawise this is not complex at all, has some marzipan in it. Flavorwise it is mostly sweet, and a bit one dimensional lacking some bitterness and ’bite’. Thus palate mostly viscous sweet, and the palate is warming thanks to the alcohol. Carbonation medium. As a tripel, a bit too sweet, a bit too dark in color, a bit too dull.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LucyCorne (25) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 29, 2012
Great beer!! Want to comment more but have had a few of them!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Belgian yeast and a little bubblegum in the aroma. Flavor is sweet, with yeast, bread, and orange. Smooth, creamy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2012
Pours rusty and hazy with a huge head, aroma of raisins, dried fruit, caramel and alcohol, flavor of dried fruits, honey with some buzzy notes, medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2338) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2012
33cl bottle. Orangish coloured beer with a large off-white but quickly diminishes head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, moderate spicy and alcoholic. Flavour is malty, sweet at the beginning with a final slightly bittery, bready, blumbcake, with candy sugar notes. The aftertaste is sweet and alcoholic. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is oily.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (973) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Hazy old yellow with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and green apples. Tastes of yeast and again citrus with some alcohol burn. Heavy carbonated. Not the best tripel I ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2012
11.2oz bottle - pours cloudy honey amber with rich slightly off-white head and some lacing. Nose is yeast, spices and alcohol. Aroma is caramel malts, basement aromas and toffee/nut. Medium to full body with thin texture. Long nutty finish and ends fairly fry. Taste is mainly sweet. Lots of flavor and yet lighter than most tripel’s I’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (549) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Blond. Honey in aroma.Very malty. Where is hops? Medium body, Sweet, cakes and honey on palate. Plus alcohol tones. Hops not identified. B@H

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2012
75 cl bottle. Rated on 16.07.2010
Aroma is perfume-like with yeast, flowery notes and hints of alcohol. Palate is rather rich and feels like syrup. Flavour has sugar, alcohol, flowery notes and hints of apricot. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1755) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2012
A golden, almost copperbrown beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma is fruitfull and strongly spicy, orange and orange marmelade. Spicyness is dominating the taste, also black peppers, herbs, some fruityness, sweetness balancing the strong spicyness. Quite fresh to drink, medium+ bodied, lots of carbonation, but that is smooth. Typically, the yeast callms down this beer. Interesting, spicy Tripel, good and enjoyable beer.


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