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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This is the regular Straffe Hendrik Tripel, but this time fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast strains.

berntholer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, - JUN 29, 2014
ivorywhite head fades fast no lacing. darkyellow colour. aroma is metallic, boozy, caramel, vegetal (where is ze funk?). taste is sugar, caramel, boozy, peach, vegetaal and mushrooms aftertaste slight bitter. no funk in this house. medium body and carbonation. ik word er niet wild van. bottle 33 cl / bbf feb-2019

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
Golden body and bubbly head. Iconic Brett aroma, very Orval like, farmhouse, pale malts, nice and crisp. Fresh taste, pretty nice. (33cl bottle shared by and with Paul)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma: citrus, floral hops, fruity, cider, apples. Appearance: clear, dark gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: fizzy carbonation, fruity sweets continue, cider. Overall: nice Abbey Tripel, quite fruity aroma and palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1132) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Couleur ambrée trouble, légère mousse. Nez aigre, fruité vert, note d’allumette brulée, fruité acidulé, vieux fut; Pas du tout une triple mais plutot une vieille gueuze seche, voir saison, nickel. Gout malté, fruité aigre, grappe de raisin, levures, houblonné, gout de lambic gueuze, seche. Corps moyen. vraiment ce que j’aime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4151) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 33l kindly shared by Calisky. A clear copper beer with huge head and good retention. Nose is on sour touch with saison touch. Aroma is on toasted malt, grassy hops, saison yeast, wheat touch, light lambic notes, quite complex, very pleasant belgian ale. Kind of imperial saison !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hednom (34) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Delhaize, Gold with white head. spicey and fruity aroma. yeast, spicey, fruity taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7691) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from Delhaize St Kruiss, Brugge, Belgium, Saturday 6th December 2014. This is my third bottle of this (I purchased a 4 pack) now unless I am going mad the first one I recall was very ’wild’, however these last two are a tad more subtle, actually much more subtle, in fact Loz is spot on, its like a cheaper, really not bad at all supermarket version of Orval (its bloody good). I do believe that I will stock up on a few more of these when next at Delhaize. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - DEC 11, 2014
Clear gold with a big white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mild fruit and a bit sweet. Flavor is tart with a strong yeast finish. Very dry. Wife: 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2765) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Normally I complain about Belgian beers a lot, but this is how a Belgian beer should look in my humble opinion. Hazy blonde, firm, long lasting white head that clings on the glass and a nice stream bubbles floating to the surface. Looks great. Aroma is a bit standard however, the Brett is certainly noticeable, giving some tarty notes in the front. Anything else than Brett was not detected. Was expecting flavor to be quite sour, but it turned out to be a quite balanced tripel with slight sour touches in the back. Still quite yeasty and bready, but well balanced and great to drink. Carbonation in the mouthfeel is low, making it easy drinkable. Again, a pleasant surprise from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Appearance: Hazy deep golden color with a big white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Citric, yeast, some spices and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average to rich carbonation.
Taste: Malty, yeast, some spices, citric and fruity.
Overall impression: Fresh tasty and nice. Well I did not notice any Brett. Maybe to late in the evening..
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with JefVerstraete

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GSAP (525) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma van zeep, bloemen en voorraadkast. Een 'whoaaa' grote dikke kraag. Smaak is straffe zoetheid, licht kruidig van vers groen en bitter met name in nasmaak. Pracht kado van Theemutz.

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