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: 262   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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3.3
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 (6557) - 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 (1080) - Berchem, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2011
This stuff is okay. Had better, had worst. Maybe I’m biased against most beers from Brugge.

3
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 (1308) - 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 (3188) - 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 (4399) - 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 (1175) - 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 (5394) - 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.

3
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
In short: A generic sweet Belgian blonde ale.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed some time ago, probably when 6+ months of age.
The look: Cloudy blonde body, lots of small particles, small long lasting small head leaving good lacing.
In long: Yeasty nose with spicy notes. Taste has plenty of bready malts, sugary cake, a bit doughy, some fruit skins, no hops, medium spiciness that seems to come from the yeast, metallic notes, some old sugary honey, a touch of lemon, light acidity, light notes of oranges. Spiciness almost dry out the finish. Alcohol is apparent despite the relatively low abv. All in all this is the kind of beer I’ve had a million times before. Drinkable but nothing special. I had found memories of the Straffe Hendrik. This beer along with the old version of Lucifer were once widely distributed and I used to drink the shit of it. I thought it was great back in the days. This is one of the handful of beer that got me into craftbeer years ago. Now many years later I drink a bottle to rate it and I wonder what I liked so much about this beer. Clearly a case of the good old days multiplied by a bad memory.


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