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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10186) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pours deep copper into a tulip. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sweet raisin toast aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning to dry, warming pepper and vanilla-soaked pit fruit in the lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2010
330ml bottle. Gold with a disappearing fizzy off-white head. Some floating bits. Aroma is very sugary with oranges and dough. Sweet and fruity (apples, oranges, pears) with considerable doughy yeast and some cheese rind. Some flowers too. Restrained carbonation for the style. Fruit and spice finish has some bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. OK, and although it was well within date, probably not a very good bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5782) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle thanks to bvc. Pours a cloudy golden hue with a huge white fluffy head. The aroma is sweet honey and pure malts. A sweet and spicy concoction; banana esters, pepper, lemon, citrus, sweet honey malts, very drinkable. A very good triple.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dylanschafer (5) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010 does not count
Found at the Whole Foods on Clarendon, I never knew lunch could taste this good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Superb hazy golden body with a thick off-white foamy head. Good hoppy aroma with grainy and grassy hints. Very well balanced malty/hoppy taste. It hides the alcohol very well and carries herbal and honeyish notes. Ends with a warming bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable Tripel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
What an incredible Triple. It has all of the usual suspects present but with the added bonus of a caramel malt flavor. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy and heavy yeasty aroma. Nice citrus notes. Mppderate bitter excellent flavor. Strong fruity and licorice notes. Long moderate bitter ery nice finish. Creamy palate. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arturorg (52) - SPAIN - AUG 2, 2010
Served in a westmalle chalice. Amber color with nice head that dissipates quite quickly leaving a very nice lacing. Hoppy smell with hint of sweet flowers, pungent alcohol flavor, that leaves a lasting hoppy flavor. Nice texture. Can wait to try it again for a re-review. Serving type: bottle


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