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

bottled
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RATINGS: 495   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.


Trappist1's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trappist1 (441) - Diest, - NOV 18, 2013
Golden, off white head, disappearing. nose: yeast, malt, some hint of spices at the back. bitter, above average CO2, dry, yeast, sparkling finish. Good, correct beer, nothing special.


4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenOver (70) - SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured cold, first scent is of yeast. Not too aggressive, sort of a pleasant aroma. Pours blurry golden-brown with little head. Aroma evolves to slightly sweet. Taste is very full with low carbonation. Strong sweet taste is followed by a gentle slightly caramel finnish. A very very good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4818) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, 11.2 oz. Nose is very sweet, lemony citric pale malt in small measure with medium vanilla and very strong honey. Lightly spicy. Pours hazy golden, lacing with a huuge rocky beige head, careful going there. Taste is much the same, spicy golden malt with light alcohol warmth, big honey, fullish body with a small hole in the center. More than just a serviceable tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (14) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Appearance is a bit hazy. Small, short-lived head. Metallic taste, with some fruity accents. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Not very special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - fair size foamy head, hazy light copper color, Belg yeast and fruity aroma and flavor, good malt backbone, mildly complex - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tenninjas (8) - - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Bottle/330ml. Medium-dark amber with a freakin' huge head. Faintly fruity and hoppy with a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TtV (55) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear gold with a huge white head. Aroma not too special; some yeast. Taste has bitterness but some spices too in the aftertaste. Good beer, but not especially for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7786) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, yeast, caramel, alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5800) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle @ St. Nicolas, Brussels. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, honey, little hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, honey, hops, alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, some warming alcohol. 290714

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy amber with a white head. Faint malt, slightly citrus/tart and very Westmalle Tripel in aroma. Sweet, caramel sugary taste, well balanced herbal hops, peppery yeast and slight alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, dry. Short dry herbal and peppery after taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pepinis (41) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
Cerveza de color dorado intenso y reflejos anaranjados. Muy buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. Hay una buena correspondencia entre el aroma y el sabor. Malta intensa tanto en el aroma como en el sabor que recuerdan a frutas amarillas como el melocotón, albaricoque, orejones y suaves notas de naranja. Alcohol muy bien integrado aunque más perceptible en boca. Cerveza encorpada y muy equilibrada.


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