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


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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

KombatAle's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KombatAle (121) - New Brunswick, - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a dark golden with a heavy, white one finger head. Yeasty nose, nice carbonation, light fruity notes and not too sweet. Didn’t notice much of an alcohol burn. Excellent version of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DomD (175) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of citrus fruit. Pours a clear golden with thick white head. Taste is light sweet with some sour overtones. Full bodied with creamy texture and slight astringent finish. Overall a really great beer with excellent mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinn93 (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Well-balanced tripel, sweet fruits and a little hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (311) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
The beer pours a thick layer of rough white foam. The foam looks like a fast coal song foam, but surprisingly a thick layer of foam stays on top of the beer. The foam is quite soft and is very bitter and has some metal tastes. The beer has a golden yellow color and is a little cloudy. The beer looks very nice. The smell is sweet. I smell almonds. The sweet almond aroma is delicious. It also had a little bitterness, as if the almonds were roasted. There is also a tiny little aroma that reminds of pepper, although this aroma is really really mild. The taste consists mostly of almond. Bitter sweet with a sweetness that out strengthens the bitterness. The taste is what you expect from a triple: bitterness and sweetness present, interesting and plenty tastes, it is all there. The beer has quite a high alcohol percentage. The alcohol tingles the tongue, together with the gas bubbles. The remaining palate is soft and gentle. A real good beer it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheFoamhead (171) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
A classic and refined Tripel. Subtle sweetness and a well integrated hop bitterness. Love the subtle hint of orange peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (64) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Beertasting. Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden body with a foamy white head. Hoppy aroma with fruity and spicy notes. Medium sweet taste light bitterness. Light body with average carbonation. Fruity finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2015
750 ml bottle shared w/ my father. Nice golden pour with a robust head, straight-ahead tripel on the gently sweet side of things. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
33cl bottle bought at the brewery. Pours clear, deep golden with a large, lasting head. Malty and somewhat fruity aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, honey, herbs and caramel. Medium sweet with balanced flavours and a fine bitterness. A bit lively carbonation, but tasty and fairly flavourful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobyFischer (165) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
Robe d’un blond ambré. Mousse blanche abondante qui colle au verre, - à la belge-. Nez Complexe et incroyable : levures, fruits mûrs, malts, fruits liquoreux. En bouche : une complexité et une harmonie rare de tout ça. Un top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2706) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
0,33 l bottle Orange-amber color Slightly hazy Stable white foam head Nice carbonation and hoppyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (297) - MEXICO - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. A clear amber beer with a big white foamy head and a lot of gas. It has a fruity aroma of pear, green apples and grapes and doughy yeast. Taste is bitter with a medium sweet finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and some astringency. It has a somewhat herbal character. Well balanced and well brewed.

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