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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
330ml Bottle: Got in trade from smith4498; THANKS Jason! Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, and caramel. Poured orange in color with a large, loose, tan head that became creamy and dense over time. Cloudy. Sparkling. Many tiny and small-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, slight sugars, light caramel, slight butter, and a hint of dark ripe fruit. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Medium sweet, malt, Belgian yeast, slight butter, caramel, finish is slightly dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012
The scent is lovely and fresh with notes of yeast, citrus and sweet malt. The taste is similar, with a distinct flavor of yeast, citrus and wheat. The aftertaste is delightfully soft and sweet with warming alcohol. A very delicious beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6619) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
On tap at the Doerak, delft. Thin white head. Hazy blond pour. Very.nice triple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2012
A big fruity, yeasty, ester filled beer with notes of citrus, cider and pepper. Deep orange with lots of zombie sediment. Medium sweetness, perhaps 40BUs as well. Full body and relatively dry, strength is noticeable in only a subtle way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1277) - - MAY 2, 2012
330ml bottle from bierzwerg. Clear golden colour with big head. Aroma is yeast, citrus. Flavour is basic tripel.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (890) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Straffe Hendrik est une bière de la brasserie Halve Maan, qui est en plein coeur du vieux Bruges. Cette triple affiche sur une très jolie étiquette vert « chasseur » un niveau de 9 % abv fièrement en plein centre sous le nom. Sa couleur est étrangement ambrée, et la mousse blanche retombe vite à un niveau de nappage, alors que mon exemplaire est jeune. (date limite en décembre 2014...). Les arômes sont de céréales, prunes blanches, houblon et une pointe de genièvre qui laisse augurer d’une amertume forte. Le 1er goût est en effet d’une forte amertume du style de la Duvel, due certainement au houblon. Des fruits blancs suivent en arrière bouche. La 2ème bouche fait apparaître la saveur de l’orge,des noisettes et des fèves, mais sur une amertume encore prononcée. La 3ème apporte des épices en balance à l’amertume, on arrive lentement à l’équilibre. La levure est fine, très jolie, soyeuse. L’alcool est bien dosé. La longueur est celle d’une solide triple. La finale combine toutes les saveurs précédentes, vous les fait revivre en détail et en combiné dans un arc-en-ciel de saveurs. Ce genre de conclusion témoigne d’une belle ancienne recette que la brasserie perpétue. Vous dire qu’elle est de 1856 est une autre histoire... Une vraie triple de derrière les fagots, que l’on ne propose qu’à des amis et de préférence un peu connaisseurs en bière ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdunhill (251) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
This triple from Brugge has a wonderful sweet aroma with lots of grains coming to the nose. It pours golden brown with a light head and major carbonation. It has a strong bitter flavor on the tongue that doesn’t linger at all on your palate but tingles the tip of your tongue for a little bit after the initial sip. Would make a great paring with a sharp cheese!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GSAP (578) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2012
Zoete tonen, licht gebrande suiker en beetje fruit qua aroma. Smaak is heftig bitterzoet, zelfs een beetje kauwgombal, licht gekruid, sinaasappel met zoete nasmaak. Hapt heel goed. Zoet voor een triple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethbreaker (174) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 26, 2012
From the bottle. Fruity aroma, sweet caramel. Smooth and sweet on the palate. Alcohol is completely hidden. Some fruit comes through. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2012
Amber color. This appears closer to an IPA than a Tripel. Oranges on the nose. Medium bodied with plenty of ripe banana and some candied notes on the finish.


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