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


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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Tap at the brewery with samalito, commonshawn, rosskyle, and dubtully. Beautiful Straffe Hendrik glass. Golden copper color with an impressive and impactful amount of white head. Aroma is spicy with elements of Belgian yeast funk. Taste has sweet characteristics melding well with spicy notes of coriander and hops. Malty backbone serves the beer well giving it a well rounded mouthfeel and finish. An almost white wine quality is coming through. Overall one of the better renditions of this style I’ve tried. Commonshawn is ridiculously excited about this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1174) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
At de halve man brewery in bruges with commonmac, samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Light copper with thick white head. Beautiful clean yeast nose. Body is full and slightly spicy. Taste is perfect for the style. One of the best tripels ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle in Belgo, Covent Garden. Hazy rich golden with orange hints, medium white head which recedes to the rim. Nose is floral yeast, orange peel, candy sugar, pale grains, roasted grains. Taste is orange and tangerine citrus, toasted grains, floral, apricot, floral yeast. Body is medium to lightly oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (1101) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle 33 cl.Pours a clear orange to amber with a medium white head and an aroma of peach, apricot, coreander, lime, white grapes, sweet malts, toffee and herbs. The taste is medium to heavy sweet with a fizzy carbonation and a short bitter finish. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SinH4 (4437) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in Bruges, thanks King_Alex_II! Clear amber color with big white head. Aroma is boiled cabbage, DMS, yeasty, estery. Taste is estery, peaches, more boiled cabbage. Oily finish. Bad bottle? Should not happen in Bruges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Fajny Tripel, sporo kandyzowanych owoców, lekka brzoskwinia, jakieś bliżej nieokreślone przyprawy. Na minus alko w aromacie i sporo gazu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spoonakos (51) - - JAN 28, 2017
Golden color with small off white head that fades. Aroma is caramel, toffee, butter, malts, flowers. Taste is caramel, liqueur, malts, little alcohol. Medium carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (508) - - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle at beerbistro. Strong aroma of honey and caramel and straw. Lovely appearance: creamy finely bubbled head on a golden yellow body. Touch of bitterness upfront, with straw and honey and lemon. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RaduPopovici (20) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 11, 2017
330 ml bottle, Bucharest at Bistro GUXT. Really nice color, copper-golden, hazy, no visible sediments. The head is rich, white and creamy, persistent, with good lacing. The aroma is complexe and well balanced: bread, honey, caramel, fruits (mandarines, apricots, bananas, peaches), some spices (coriander and pepper). Hints of hay, some bitterness. The taste starts sweeter, and then the bitterness matches the sweetness. Really tasty, with the same hints if bread, honey, fruits and spices. Carbonation is soft, body is "straffe", mouthfeel is creamy and velvety. An excellent tripel, tasty, well integrated alcohol... what’s not to like?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bijl (498) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2017
Goudgeel, iets wazig, witte foamy schuimkraag en rustig qua koolzuur. Aroma: Duidelijk iets kruidige hinten van peper, gember en koriander, vol moutig, citrus en Belgische gist met een banaan hint. Smaak: Karamel, vol moutig en een prima bitter. Bitterder als veel Belgische trippels. Een flinke peperige hint en kruidig van koriander en gember. Beetje alcohol warmte en fruitigheid/frisheid van citrus. Banaan en kruidnagel vanuit de Belgische gist geven een herkenbare  smaak. Gewoon een hele goede tripel...... een stevige jongen. Body is redelijk vol, rustig koolzuur, florale en peperige afdronk met prima bitter.

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