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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: 575   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.


bkurtz's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (899) - - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with a big, rocky head with heavy lacing. Sweet citrus aromas of apple, hay, and pine. I keep tasting different flavors, but the slightly astringent finish turns me off. This should be a great beer, but it doesn’t do it for me.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (174) - 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 (145) - 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 (812) - 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 (1464) - 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 (595) - 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 (83) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Stevig maar helder. Niet heel fris en vrij zoet. Heldere kleur. Zachte smaak. Niet scherp. Banaan?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (33) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
Really nice triple, with lots of nutty flavors and some carbonation. I had the 75cl version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guill66 (4) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
Lekker trippel biertje met een volle smaak, licht fruitig, maar toch krachtig en met 9 procent een aardig alcoholpercentage. Smaakt goed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (459) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Sparkling amber/orange with a frothy, crispy offwhite head. Grainy aroma with hints of doughy yeasts, pear and other grassy notes. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry and astringent. Low sweetness with a considerable herbal bitterness. Finish is dry and hoppy, perhaps slightly fizzy. Alcohol well masked. Complex and with great character. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5329) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Beergusto web shop. Unclear orange golden color with huge white head. Biscuity malt, candies with herbal hops in aroma. Sweet buscuity malty taste with candy, Belgian yeast, bitter hops. Enjoyable.


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