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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 453   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Sampler from bottle, Glunz Beer Expo, April 2010. Bitter smell, even a little whiff of chile pepper. A nice, light Belgian tripel color, clear yellow with a little foam. Not as bitter in the mouth as the nose, but more to the tripel style. Lots of Belgian sugar to it, some European hops can be distinguished. Goes down nicely, a bit of warming alcohol.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014
Keg @ Salthouse, Galway [170814]
Amber, clear, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma of sweet honey, caramel, sweet fruits, some vague esters
Taste of caramel malts, candi sugar, sweet honey, soft yeast ester, soft spicy hops, some alcohol
Palate - soft carb, medium to full body, oily, quite boozy, sweet. Finish of warming alcohol, sweet honey malts
Overall - OK but not one the best tripels I’ve had though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomaspiette (3) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Décidément la Brasserie "De Halve Maan" est une des valeurs sûres des petites brasseries Belges. Cette Triple est une bonne bière. Au nez, il me semble que c’est l’odeur de vanille qui prédomine. En bouche l’amertume est bien présente et l’arome de caramel est plaisant. La touche finale reste amère. Une bière très agréable bien que assez lourde (mais c’est normal pour une triple...)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, spicy and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 100414

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (367) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared with the friends. Aroma of grain, malt, somewhere far away some fruits, banana. Hazy blond, white foamy head, lasting a bit, lacing, minimal sparkling. Taste is herby, soft, hoppy, banana. Fizzy mouthfeel, soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
calm_dreamer (140) - GREECE - MAR 28, 2014
Full cloudy body. Banana and yeast are dominant with only some fruits, spice hints and a note of malt. Highly carbonated, just a fancy wheat beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
Très bon produit, quasi-parfait en tout point ! Beaucoup d’alcool en bouche, ça attaque bien mais en restant équilibré jusqu’à la finale assez longue et très agréable. Une valeur sûre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (691) - , CYPRUS - MAR 17, 2014
Golden colour. Yeasty, spicy, fruity aroma and taste, a typical belgian tripel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjorsvdg (24) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Heerlijke tripel, met een prachtige schuimkop. Hopsmaak en lekker fris. Altijd een aanrader.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drbpereira (2) - BRAZIL - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
An authentic Belgian beer. Gold, creamy, medium carbonatation, smells very, very good and flavored malts and spicy hearbs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HEND0 (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
From bottle. Pours an opaque golden colour. Solid, slow to dissipate head. Aromas of banana, flowers and herbs. A great smooth taste, no alcohol flavour at all. Pleasant bitterness on the tongue, but overall a nice abbey tripel.


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