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

bottled
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common

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkempa (24) - - MAR 15, 2015
Excellent example of Belgian beer. You can definitely taste the fruity alcohol. It pours nicely and doesn't overpower. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savage_Night (115) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Citrus, spice, herbal and hop aroma. Pours hazy gold with plenty of carbonation and I soft white head that dissipates slowly. Metallic, yeast, molasses, hardcandy, spice, hops, brown sugar, Orange, vanilla and cinnamon spice flavors that leave a nice after burn and a smooth silky feel. This is a great beer with everything you expect from a good tripel. I bought this for $6 (a steal) and I find it comparable to others in the price range of $15, $20 or even $25. Going back and buying all of them.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (121) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 14, 2015
Sweet fruit in aroma, pinch of spices. Sweet with light alcohol bitterness. Very light sourness in aftertaste. Overall it is quite simple for tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werthergoethe (145) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 14, 2015
Хороший крепкий эль, с ярко выражен& вкусом нефильт& пива. Довольн& много пены.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (325) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Orange golden color. Very fruity, robust smell. Carrot, hint of hairspray, oil from orange peel (quite pungent, this one dominates), soap. Fruitiness completely reveals itself in the taste: pear, orange, tangerine, hint of marzipan, hint of exotic fruit (lychee, ananas). Sour high always comes first though, so it hits the palate hard. Aftertaste is light bitter with hint of fruit. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gildnerk (171) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Not bad. Pours a hazy yellow-amber with a decent white head. Aromas of yeast and grain with some malt. Quite spicy in taste with a degree of banana and yeast. Rather hoppy finish, somewhat oily towards the very end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle, hazy golden with a large, white head. Spicy, slightly yeasty aroma with metallic notes. Spicy and vinous flavour with notes of marcipan.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1678) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Not worth the cost. But a cool bottlecap. Aroma is butter and toffee. Taste is carmel and sweet sugars. Malt forward and syrup sweetness forward. light apple flavor also but very subtle. Fast fading head and good mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (632) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at bangers and lace. Aroma is booze and yeast. Flavor is strong alcohol, light grain and yeast. Little in the way of spice or sweetness that you would expect from a beer like this. Very disappointing relatively flavorless beer.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cassius (93) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Stevig maar helder. Niet heel fris en vrij zoet. Heldere kleur. Zachte smaak. Niet scherp. Banaan?


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