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

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RATINGS: 553   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (181) - - DEC 15, 2013
Lekker. Zoet met een bittertje. Ruikt ook lekker. Troebel met dun schuim laagje. Nu rollade


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle @ the Appellation Comely Bank tasting. This one from the Bottle Bank. Appearance - golden and oily with a slight haze and a decent head. Nose - lemon to orange and maybe some green herbs in there. Boozy back note. Taste - more citrus, booze and herbs. Palate - medium bodied with a big tangy texture and a dry finish. Overall - in most other categories this would be a great beer, but in Belgian Tripel, it’s an also ran, for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours clear golden, nose is sugary, toffee, caramel, taste is too fizzy, toffee, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours hazy gold with a thin off-white head. Aromas of honey, herbs, yeasty notes too. Taste is sweet, bit boozy. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1754) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a patchy off white head. The nose has definite spices of coriander and clove as well as an overall floral and estery aroma. Light floral yeast notes with a bit of citrus zest. Light caramel and toasty wheat malts. A bit of a boring tripel in my opinion but good none the less.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (391) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
100th beer review of the year. 330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Golden, slightly hazy with a few floaters, initial two finger head, decent retention, lots of lacing clung to the side of the glass. S: To start with it wasn’t overly fragrant, picked up some fruity esters towards the end, slightly more hops than is the norm for lots of Belgian beers. T: Lots of esters and yeast, some fruits. Had a real sharpness to it. Finished up with a hit of bitterness. M: Not overly carbonated, slightly thick texture and heavy body. O: It reminded me of certain beers from the Van Steenbergen brewery. I can’t find fault, but it didn’t do anything to distance itself from the herd.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (330) - - DEC 12, 2014
Amber, thick lace, Very nice but an interruption prevented me from finishing this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (439) - SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Clear amber colour, a big head that disminishes but not leaves, great lace. Smell of tropical fruits, honey, spices, caramel. Good carbonation, medium to full body. Taste is similar to the smell, tropical fruits, spices, pine and some esters.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
fossil_blue (9) - SLOVENIA - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
Amber colour, strong likeble taste that stays with you for a while, one of my faworites so far

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (638) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2014
APPEARANCE - Cloudy light amber with a 2-finger head that dissipates. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, herbaceous. TASTE - Sweet, herbaceous. A bit boozy. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation. A bit gooey. VALUE - Not too bad. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Not my favorite. A sipping beer only.


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