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Straffe Hendrik Spring Brugs Lentebier

Straffe Hendrik Spring Brugs Lentebier
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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
On the 3rd of May 2004 a new seasonal beer is launched by the home brewery ‘De Halve Maan’: Spring. The beer is based on an old family recipe of the family Maes. It is a natural, lightly clouded amber coloured beer of top fermentation. Special malts and the finest hops have been selected for the production of this beer. The use of a special yeast gives the beer a full and fruity flavour. Spring has 7% alc Vol. It is a very easy drinking beer that is perfectly suitable for the spring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Amazing - this beer has been on the shelf in the brewery tap for all these years. Oxidized, yet still fruity. Dry, a bit stale. Highly drinkable. The champagne cork treatment was probably an important factor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
BCA (from Bitter Virtue, BB Jun 07. Mid amber colour.Fairly malty with hints of caramel and a little spicy yeast. Malts prominent in mouth but high carbonation does a good job of cleansing the mouth and preventing it becoming too sweet. There is also some fruitiness and hints at the 7% strength with some spicy hop towards the end. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle, Brussels, Nov 04. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of clove and ginger. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation., lightly alcoholic. Quite nice overall, and I’m surprised to see after the fact that this is made by Huyghe (doesn’t have that foul moldy Huyghe yeast character).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
distinct crystal malt and and pepper nose. Some allspice and melon with awhite grape hint at midpalate. Turbinado sugar and slight oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Thought this would have been made by Straffe Hendrik in Brugge, but maybe it’s contract brewed. Oh well. Bottled. Purchased from Bier Tempel. Body is copper colored with a small foamy tan head. Nose is malty and flowery with fruity notes. Seems to be apples. Some pleasant spice notes as well. taste is spicy with light sugary notes. Floral notes come through as well in parts as does yeast with a light hop bite. Body is tingly due to the carbonation and has a spicy residue. Finishes very flowery and spicy with a decent hop kick at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2004
Off-white rocky head, good lace and mostly lasting. Clear amber body. Hoppy (pine) aroma. Moderatey bitter, lightly acidic initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Light to medium body. Watery texture. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9474) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2004
(draught) Thick yellowish/orange head, leaving lace; (cold) hazy pale amber beer. Spicey nose (pepper, Grains of Paradise?) touch of diacetyl; bit of citrus, ambrée malt obvious. Taste again diacetyl, and quite some too. Burnt malt, even scorched sugar. There is however a fresh, spicey taste overlying, as from mild garden herbs. Cold makes it difficult to assure! Light to medium bodied. Bit metallic aftertaste, not realy disturbing. It’s an OK beer, even the diacetyl is within acceptable limits. But it ain’t a great one. I’d hate to taste this one aged, I’m afraid. Still, for Huyghe... (there's no more real brewing at de Halve Maan)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 [Draught] Amber coloured with dense head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Notes of coconut. Light and fresh flavour with some yeasty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18218) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
Golden/orange, small head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, but not sweet. Flavor is fruity, vinous, some sweet fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6695) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2004
Draught at Delirium Café, Bruxelles, Belgium. A bit hazy amber/golden. Fresh, yeasty and spicy. Sourish and rather dry palate. Yeasty and fruity flavour.

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