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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 498   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
What an incredible Triple. It has all of the usual suspects present but with the added bonus of a caramel malt flavor. Delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OMYK87 (3) - FRANCE - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Une de mes coups de coeur ! Vraiment excellente. A découvrir d’urgence

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (554) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Straffe Hendrik est une bière de la brasserie Halve Maan, qui est en plein coeur du vieux Bruges. Cette triple affiche sur une très jolie étiquette vert « chasseur » un niveau de 9 % abv fièrement en plein centre sous le nom. Sa couleur est étrangement ambrée, et la mousse blanche retombe vite à un niveau de nappage, alors que mon exemplaire est jeune. (date limite en décembre 2014...). Les arômes sont de céréales, prunes blanches, houblon et une pointe de genièvre qui laisse augurer d’une amertume forte. Le 1er goût est en effet d’une forte amertume du style de la Duvel, due certainement au houblon. Des fruits blancs suivent en arrière bouche. La 2ème bouche fait apparaître la saveur de l’orge,des noisettes et des fèves, mais sur une amertume encore prononcée. La 3ème apporte des épices en balance à l’amertume, on arrive lentement à l’équilibre. La levure est fine, très jolie, soyeuse. L’alcool est bien dosé. La longueur est celle d’une solide triple. La finale combine toutes les saveurs précédentes, vous les fait revivre en détail et en combiné dans un arc-en-ciel de saveurs. Ce genre de conclusion témoigne d’une belle ancienne recette que la brasserie perpétue. Vous dire qu’elle est de 1856 est une autre histoire... Une vraie triple de derrière les fagots, que l’on ne propose qu’à des amis et de préférence un peu connaisseurs en bière ...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
earthy, spruce, bubblegum, herbs, raisin, amber, red, brown foam, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, oily feel, bitter, average carbonation,

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
linjozica (3) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Simply great. Should be in the top 10 )) If you have an opportunity to try it, go!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours caramel orange with a medium sized light khaki head. Smells of light spices and mild fruits. Taste is sweet, spiced, and fruity. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and fair amounts of mouth-carbonation, Straffe Hendrik Tripel finishes with hints of fruitiness and is a little sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from beer merchants.com. Not had this for a good decade or two and wow, it’s outstanding. Pours a beautiful burnished orange, with a thick white head. Sweet peach and apricot aroma, palate is creamy and thick with yeasty banana notes, more of the aforementioned fruit, some lightly chalky bitterness late on. Slightly medicinal, alcohol is well masked and for 7pm on a Saturday evening, this is going down far too easily! Fantadtic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 280913. Big and boozy, this beer ticks all of the boxes, sweet, fruity, malty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dylanschafer (5) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010 does not count
Found at the Whole Foods on Clarendon, I never knew lunch could taste this good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle at the Brouwerij De Halve Maan on 12-08-10 (2,75 euro). Beautiful crystal clear amber color with thin lacy head. A bit of fruit and caramel in the nose. Full bodied and a bit dry. Very solid in bottle. ABV isn’t too apparent, really enjoyable triple. Smooth and very drinkable.


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