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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: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cerbier (387) - - DEC 31, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Orangefarbenes Bier mit toller Schaumkrone. Riecht angenehm nach vergorenen Früchten. Schmeckt malzig, leicht nach Hefe mit einem Fruchtgeschmack.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from a friend (ordered through Systembolaget). Fruity smell with a hint of almonds. The taste is actually a bit sweet which I’m really enjoying. Gives it a much better balance then most tripels. Not very boozy either. I like this, one of the better tripels I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Bottled from Gaal&Gaal, Amsterdam Hazy golden with a large, white head. Spicy, slightly yeasty aroma with metallic notes. Spicy and vinous flavour with notes of marcipan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (783) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2014
Caoba tupido con espuma canela densa y cremosa. Aromas de azúcar moreno, canela, fruta verdes, ciruelas y alcohol. Cuerpo denso y cremoso, con sabor inicial dulce, de canela y fruta verde. Final seco moderado y bastante alcohólico.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2618) - GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
Smells great. Orange peel amd banana yeast with and herbal aroma. Luscious cloudy gold color. Thick body with complex yeast tastes that end in a gritty peppery bitter. Nice tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Nice deep orange color, small frothy head. Banana, oranges, koreander nose, medium intense. Banana yeast and cloves spices. Builds up in bitterness, nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShelbyGrey (180) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2015 Really nice tripel, very drinkable, smoth, well balance, good aroma, classic belgian!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3500) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle @ the Appellation Comely Bank tasting. This one from the Bottle Bank. Appearance - golden and oily with a slight haze and a decent head. Nose - lemon to orange and maybe some green herbs in there. Boozy back note. Taste - more citrus, booze and herbs. Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a dry finish. Overall - in most other categories this would be a great beer, but in Belgian Tripel, it’s an also ran, for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (5540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours clear golden, nose is sugary, toffee, caramel, taste is too fizzy, toffee, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours hazy gold with a thin off-white head. Aromas of honey, herbs, yeasty notes too. Taste is sweet, bit boozy. Ok.


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