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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (2990) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1356) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Slightly hazy orange ochre, thin light brownish / beige head. Aroma is fresh, belgian yeast, vinous notes, ripe fruits, mild spises and herbes, bit flowey notes also..quite nuanced. Light body, lively carbonation, sweet, long finish is fruity/floral. Tasty, fresh, nuanced, well-done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (314) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 22, 2016
Wonderfull beer, I love it. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (625) - PORTUGAL - JUN 20, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant spicy aroma with clove-like and banana notes and slight solventy aroma. slight sweet malt background. belgian lace formation. APPEARANCE: deep gold color and translucent. persistant medium-high moussy white head. TASTE: medium-low peppery phenol flavor with a very faint orange note. slight sweet neutral malt background. medium-high bitterness with a dry and bitter finish. PALATE: medium body with a slight velvety texture, high carbonation with a soft alcohol warming sensation. OVERALL: a good and traditional belgian tripel that would benefit form more yeast produced esters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (147) - - JUN 16, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - odeur fuité, fruit jaune, belle couleur or avec de fines bulles comme du champagne, mousse trés abondante et persistante, goût sur l’abricot, la prune, le houblon frais, une excellente biére

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1095) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
0.33 bottle. A hazy, dark amber color with a huge, off-white head. Aroma is floral, yeasty, and fruity - good but not exactly strong. A lightly sweet, somewhat sour taste of fruits and yeasts. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a lively to fizzy carbonation. Finish is medium long, somewhat off - too sour/bitter. Overall not a bad beer but I definitely expected something better given its renown.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Pours caramel brown. The head is small and white. Nose is a little fruity but also has strong alcohol notes. Fizzy palate. Good and strong. A little warming.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stijnemans90 (104) - - JUN 4, 2016
Gehad van vat. Smaak is zoet met een heel zacht bittertje en enigszins alcoholisch. In mijn herinnering is hij op fles wat pittiger en daardoor beter. Goede doordrinker, mss ietsjes limonaderig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1011) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2016
This isn’t the best Tripel I’ve had but certainly one of the better ones. The aroma is kind of weak and consists of honey, light hops and some fruit. Pours a beautiful amber amber color with a tight white head. Flavors of honey, pear, apricot, caramel and maybe some spices. Highly carbonated with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour with an off-white head and visible carbonation. Honey, caramel, Belgian yeast, spices, some floral notes. High carbonation, medium body and a spicy sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle from FRISK, Aarhus. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, caramel, honey, banana notes, hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Slightly bitter finish.


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