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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: 566   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.


hansvf's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (187) - - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5201) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (71) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
Robe ambrée. Nez très fruité sur la pomme, la poire, une belle note de malt et de houblon. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, de la rondeur, un coté moelleux tout en restant droit et sec avec une longue amertume en finale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - JAN 17, 2015
Light amber / orange hazy with rich off-white, bit creamy head. Sour - bitter taste with tuch of sweet and citrus (orange) notes, which satys also in the bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cluniac (64) - - JAN 12, 2015
Not my favorite tripel. Appearance is dominated by a big frothy head which seemingly never goes away. Smell is not hoppy at all and is dominated by what i think is coriander. Taste is not very full and balanced and a bit bitter. Palate is a but watery for me and not creamy. Overall its an ok ale, but clearly not the best in the class as its too simple and not complete enough in taste or feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2015
This one’s on the boozy side of the style. Pours hazy orange with lively initial head and not much lacing. Some light coriander. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish with some sweetness, most of the aftertaste comes from the booze. Bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PatrickvanL (6) - - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Not so complex. In The Taste a little bitter. I was not really crazy about this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cerbier (312) - - DEC 31, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Orangefarbenes Bier mit toller Schaumkrone. Riecht angenehm nach vergorenen Früchten. Schmeckt malzig, leicht nach Hefe mit einem Fruchtgeschmack.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from a friend (ordered through Systembolaget). Fruity smell with a hint of almonds. The taste is actually a bit sweet which I’m really enjoying. Gives it a much better balance then most tripels. Not very boozy either. I like this, one of the better tripels I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5783) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Bottled from Gaal&Gaal, Amsterdam Hazy golden with a large, white head. Spicy, slightly yeasty aroma with metallic notes. Spicy and vinous flavour with notes of marcipan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (698) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2014
Caoba tupido con espuma canela densa y cremosa. Aromas de azúcar moreno, canela, fruta verdes, ciruelas y alcohol. Cuerpo denso y cremoso, con sabor inicial dulce, de canela y fruta verde. Final seco moderado y bastante alcohólico.


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