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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


erickok's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3199) - Tours (and Paris), - AUG 31, 2012
Golden clear bodied and nice bubbly white head. Sweet aroma, fresh fruits with apricots and fresh figs. Belgian yeast, but quite clean. Taste is heavy on sweetness and alcohol, with just enough classic hops. Strangely it works, but drinking a couple can kill you, I think... Solid brew but not for the faint hearted. (At Pothuis Utrecht)


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (1554) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
24.04.2014, 0,33l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, dried fruits, yeast, banana, almond cake, hay, honey, caramel. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, sugar, dried fruits, hay, grass, honey, cloves, almond essence, weeds. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear light amber body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, biscuits, mint leaves, sugar, honey and hints of flowers. Taste is pale malts, bread, clove, bergamot oil, hints of bisquits and bitter herbs. Medium body, high carbonation. A pretty nice and spicy tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (628) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Pours a golden hazy with a medium sized head. Aroma is light malts, faint candy and some peppery notes. Taste is clove, malts and hints of spice. Close to full body with medium levels of co2

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014
Keg @ Salthouse, Galway [170814]
Amber, clear, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma of sweet honey, caramel, sweet fruits, some vague esters
Taste of caramel malts, candi sugar, sweet honey, soft yeast ester, soft spicy hops, some alcohol
Palate - soft carb, medium to full body, oily, quite boozy, sweet. Finish of warming alcohol, sweet honey malts
Overall - OK but not one the best tripels I’ve had though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomaspiette (3) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Décidément la Brasserie "De Halve Maan" est une des valeurs sûres des petites brasseries Belges. Cette Triple est une bonne bière. Au nez, il me semble que c’est l’odeur de vanille qui prédomine. En bouche l’amertume est bien présente et l’arome de caramel est plaisant. La touche finale reste amère. Une bière très agréable bien que assez lourde (mais c’est normal pour une triple...)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9881) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, spicy and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 100414

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (372) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared with the friends. Aroma of grain, malt, somewhere far away some fruits, banana. Hazy blond, white foamy head, lasting a bit, lacing, minimal sparkling. Taste is herby, soft, hoppy, banana. Fizzy mouthfeel, soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
calm_dreamer (140) - GREECE - MAR 28, 2014
Full cloudy body. Banana and yeast are dominant with only some fruits, spice hints and a note of malt. Highly carbonated, just a fancy wheat beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Très bon produit, quasi-parfait en tout point ! Beaucoup d’alcool en bouche, ça attaque bien mais en restant équilibré jusqu’à la finale assez longue et très agréable. Une valeur sûre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (691) - , CYPRUS - MAR 17, 2014
Golden colour. Yeasty, spicy, fruity aroma and taste, a typical belgian tripel.


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