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


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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4642) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours amber with lots of yeast and a thick, light beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. I hate when bottles have too much yeast visible in the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours caramel orange with a medium sized light khaki head. Smells of light spices and mild fruits. Taste is sweet, spiced, and fruity. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and fair amounts of mouth-carbonation, Straffe Hendrik Tripel finishes with hints of fruitiness and is a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2012
Good aroma, appearance, taste and palate. Decent, memorable. Rated from the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1689) - 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 (1830) - 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 (4360) - 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 (4017) - 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 (5438) - 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 (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle at Brugs Beertje. Hazy amber with a stable head. Fruity aroma and bitter-sweet flavours. Solid tripel.

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