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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 11.2oz bottle - BBD code: b/D/12. Poured a clear copper with particles - head was a medium off-white, thin layer stays to the end. Aroma: strong yeast up front, notes of ripe fruit, malt, alcohol, spice, notes of banana. Taste was the same but with a touch more alcohol. The yeast is very much like that used for Gouden Carolus Tripel (but with less spice). Medium body. Finish was ok with a mild bite of bitterness. Overall: good/average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Had this far too late in the evening some where in Belgium. Need to have a do-over. Sweet, spiced, yummy. Serving: Bottle maybe tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (824) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Yellow in color with a two-finger white head. Citrus, lemon, and spicy yeast aroma. Kind of a dry flavor. I like my tripels sweeter but this is still tasty. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Bit too light for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darrennelson12 (350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap; Halve Mann. Pours an amber, reddish color. Great taste; very smooth easy drinking beer. I really enjoyed this one (more than I expected).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3087) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Pour is a copper with tons of floaties, wow this is the most I have ever seen in a single beer, and a huge white head. Aroma is sweet with some apple and yeast. Flavor is citrus and vanilla with some alcohol at the end. Decent triple with a ton of floaties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2010
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet, BB 08/2011)
Slightly hazy amber color, small off-white head. Aroma has apricot and green apple, hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Fruity flavor: apricot, peach, some overriped banana, light alcohol bitterness in the finish. Smooth and balanced, fruity tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Light amber color. Dried citrusfruit in the aroma. Sweet, almost sugary, somewhat yeasty and alcoholic flavor. Some citrus notes. Slightly herbal and not unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1969paul (3) - USA - SEP 5, 2010 does not count
We bought this without knowing how truly expensive it was. Fortunately it’s a DAMN good beer. Classically Belgian in all aspects and near perfect in all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9921) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, yeast, spices. Flavour is alcohol, sugar, yeast, malt, spices, apple. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010
Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma is malt,fruity yeast and marcipan. Flavour is malt, alcohol, fruity notes and light pine.

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