De Halve Maan Brugse Straffe Hendrik Blond

 
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Formerly brewed at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Style: Belgian Ale
Brugge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The blond variant of Straffe Hendrik, considered to be better than the brune version, but that is to be found out on ratebeer.com!

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3.7
Metalchopz (3680) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Originally rated March 2006. Bought at the Dépanneur de la Rive in Cap-Rouge, Quebec. Written DEC 2006 on plain golden bottle cap. Pours a cloudy blonde-caramel colour with a white foamy head and good retention. Kind of looks like a witbier. Lots of carbonation and lacing is sloppy all around the glass. The nose reminds me of a pilsner. After breathing a bit, the aromas turn to spices and yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavours are also yeasty with some decent dry hoppy finish. Quite a refreshing brew and a nice mix between a witbier and a pilsner.

3.3
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
Brewery Tap, Bruges Pours golden amber with white head. Fruit notes in aroma. Moderate carbonation, medium body. Somewhat sweet with dry finish. In Belgian context, nothing special.

2.9
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle and served in my Ommegang Anno Tulip: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/light amber hue with a few floaties, small but lasting frothy head, okay lace. The aroma has notes of wheat husks, pils, biscuit, honey, some lemon, banana, and clove esters along with light herbal hops. The taste is rather mundane, grainy with light fruit and slice notes. Bubblegum and earthiness throughout. Hint of soapy notes along with very light bitterness. The mouth feel is lively but not all that refreshing. Just like the Leffe Blonde before it, rather forgettable but then I am not really sure how fresh this bottle is always.

3.4
txspartan (1063) - Berchem, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2011
This stuff is okay. Had better, had worst. Maybe I’m biased against most beers from Brugge.

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lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
standard big cabonation and color for the style. light belgian malt aroma and flavor with a touch of hops. its descent.

3.4
BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2010
mmm strange my bottle states 9% alcohol ...

head: white, bubbly , away fast
colour: gold
smell: hops, yeast, flowery, grassy, some wheats, alcohol
taste: grainy/cereal in the start, hopy, bitter,malty and grassy palate , alcohol in the end , end is dry ,aftertaste is grass , not bad

3.4
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
highly sweet, with lots of herbs and cloves. taste resembles a touch of bubble gum and malts richness. very little hops still god to drink.

3.1
nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
The aroma is almost like a hefe with bubble gum, coriander, malt, cloves, and a bit of the belgian yeast fruitiness. The appearance is amber gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a good beer it is different for the style it just doesn’t jump out as special .

3.1
ectuohy27 (1310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2010
This was the first beer i ever had on my own (as a tender teenager in Belgium on the factory tour); surprised to find it again. Pretty dark for a "blond," its low head and fruity aroma remind one of a pale ale; its complexity, full body, bite (6%) and thicker texture indicate its Belgian provenance. Higher carbonation is a plus too. Not bad, but alas perspective does not always improve the taste :)

3.3
Bragesnak (5393) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
Halve Maan Brewpub, Brügge, Belgium. 2007, Tap Blonde with white head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Flavor is with fruit and spices.


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