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


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RATINGS: 485   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
750->Trappist: Pours a medium, rapidly diminishing, frothy-to-rocky head atop a hazy, heavy particulate, carbonated, amber body. Aroma of citrus and to a much lesser extent, floral hops, ending with just a hint of sweetness along the lines of caramel. The body is medium, starting out sweet, going bitter, and finishing somewhat astringently with the latent astringency and bitterness on the palate. I really dig the lighter body and mouthfeel of this beer, but that is the same thing that could get one in trouble, especially with this beer being 9%. Overall, I liked this better than the aggregate ratings at the time I rated this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2601) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a large head. Aroma is clove, lemon and yeast. Taste starts with some spicy lemon. Sweet caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Dark yellow colored with cloudy appearance, little yellow head. Strongly lemony aroma with other peachy fruitiness, yeast also here. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Flavor is also lemony with some nice spiciness, warming alcohol lasts in aftertaste. Decent and straightforward triple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemG (90) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2011
22-jan-2011. 50cl bottle at beer tasting. Cloudy golden beer with good head. Faint aroma of citrus. Taste is nice and sweet, pretty full bodied. The finish is strong, and nicely balanced. This is a good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1250) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle 33 cl from Le Grain d’Orge in Neuchâtel (CH). Golden with nice white foam, many floats. Fruity nose, toffy and yeast. The taste is similar, bittersweet, fruity with candi and bread, hints of acidity, a little peppery. Sweetened final with notes of bitter-citrus and points of acidity. Warmth of alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle on supersale at Whole Foods. Pours dark golden, clear without much head. A little hazy near the bottom of the bottle. Nose and taste a bit harsh and alky at first. Floral notes. Dried orange and lemon zest. Bread. Bananas and mild clove. Much better as it warms. Thin palate. Good for the sale price, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours a rich golden color with a nice white head. Aroma starts with alcohol, wildflower honey, golden raisins and a sweet spicy note. Flavor is very sweet up front followed by a very light bitter note. Some yeasty esters make their way into the flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 Bottle pours a cloudy golden with a large off-white head. Big fruit basket scent with yeast. Taste is crisp and yeasty, hint of booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle at the Brouwerij De Halve Maan on 12-08-10 (2,75 euro). Beautiful crystal clear amber color with thin lacy head. A bit of fruit and caramel in the nose. Full bodied and a bit dry. Very solid in bottle. ABV isn’t too apparent, really enjoyable triple. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bruges Straffe Hendrik Tripelbier 9 Pours golden orange with a medium white head and good retention. Floaties from the cold. Aroma of cloves, apples, white wine grapes, and yeast. Flavor is crisp and bubbly with candy sugar, alcohol and white wine w/o the tartness. Missing something and unbalanced, but couldn’t put my finger on it.

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