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

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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2752) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, earthy notes, fruits, toast and grass. Bitter finish with citrus and earthy notes. Excellent tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
bottle pours clear gold with a nice big white head. with a gentle carbonation level. aroma of sweets and yeast. taste of spices and fruits

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1265) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2013
(Bottle) hazy amber with huge dense white head. Complex aroma: peppery spice over malt, stone fruit and maybe a hint of funkiness. Lovely palate with medium body and carbonation which is both lively and imparts a creamy mouth-filling experience. Great taste, although quite straightforward. It starts off slightly sweetly malty and develops strong spicy notes that in turn develop into good bitterness for a long finish. A very pleasant, and somewhat different, strong Belgian beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2013
Poured a hazt orange/amber. Aroma of sweet berries and citrus. Medium body, flavour of spiced orange and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nylez85 (26) - - JUN 27, 2013
Bitter biertje met een prachtige kraag. Ruikt goed en ziet er mooi uit. Genieten geblazen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (2401) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Pours a nice golden beer with a good white head. Smells sweet. Taste is also quite sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
balancebeer (15) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2013
This is a wonderful beer that impresses me every time I drink it. It is true that it does not have the funkiness of the Karmeleit, but it does bring quite a few twists and turns to the table. When I first tried it I thought I had opened a quad instead, but it grew on me as I continued my glass and had won me over by its conclusion. While this is not a textbook example of the style it certainly has its charms and should be picked up instead of drinking the same old tripel over and over.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma: Apricot, lemon pee. Appearance: Hazy, orange/gold with small white head. Flavor: Malty with some marzipan notes, boozy. Palate: Full bodied with a fairly aggressive carbonation. Overall: A nice but middle of the road tripel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6395) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
Unclear light amber colour with steady creamy head and medium to smooth body. Nose of ripe hops and Belgian yeast. Taste of spicy, yet dull hops, light barley, grass, lemon fruits, hay and sweet blood oranges. Flowery and fruity hints. Enjoyed it a lot, but there are many other Abbey Tripels I enjoyed more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6332) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
Thick, very heavy with a huge head. Lots of alc in the background mixed in the aroma with vanilla, ripe fruits and caramel. Gets better with a rising temperature. Came as a stranger and stayed as a friend. Typical belgian triple with lot of secret sweetness. Nice.


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