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


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RATINGS: 787   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2795) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy orangish yellow golden color with white head. Yeast, hay, citrus, grass, and some bready notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus and yeasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (1120) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2016
Goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: moutzoetig, gist, wit fruit, alcoholisch. Smaak: fris, bitter, groen, en wat moutzoetigheid. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2383) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - DEC 10, 2016
I’m thinking I shouldn’t have opened this massive bottle at 11:30 - I’ll be hung over until 2017. Foamy whitish head on top, cloudy stuff below. Ok, so after 1.5hrs of pinball research im pretty trashed and i gots me a thrid of a bottle left to slug back - sually a hint that the review will be shit. The aroma has change a bit but not that much from when i first poured it . smewlls dry. warming, slight floral quality, light spcie, hiding white soap bar, ok yeast, grain. A slow and deep pull of hte nose lends to a soft and sublte aroma at this stage of the warming process minus a hell of a lopt of complexity but it smells really good as a single entity holy shit im babbling. It’s l;ike im stoned or soemthing. so yea, it smells decent. I htink its probably one of those ’cant pick this apart’ smells as its just pretty good but nothing standout. guess that means its pretty good. taste pretty good with a changing impressson. Nnot thie prominent quality but it seems acidic. bit of alc heat at this point.=, ok sweetness, no sugar standout, pcanned peaches, honey, cloves. I’ve enjoyed this but probably not enough. I’m just starign a push to revisint a ton of belg bigbeers, etc(mainly strongs). a style ive neglected but always loved. I dont thin k this stands out waht so ever except from the fat taht it doesnt really have many flaws.......sigh. Sum this up as : pretty unremarkable. Quiet beer that doesn’t satisfy on low levels of perfection from subtleness. When I want excellence without flash I will always find that succulent bottle of Dageraad Blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (848) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 4, 2016
330ml bottle from Beer Square, Santiago. Pours a gorgeous lively orange color with vertical ascending bubbles and a big white frothy head that lasts long and leaves a good film. Aroma is fruity and spicy with some grainy quality. Mostly orange dominated, it has additional notes of cardamom, bread crust, hay, mandarines and tangerines. Really good. Taste is sweet, nicely fruity and sweet. Again orange and tangerine flavors are very strong, but it’s complimented well by a boozy quality that burns at the end. Intense Tripel with character. Thick, boozy and over the top. Less refined than Karmeliet or Westmalle, for example, but still great and holding its own.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VueltaBirrista (98) - Murcia, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2016
Una Tripel clásica belga con una buena capa de espuma blanca y con mucha burbuja. Aromas muy claros a especias y naranja. En boca se muestra muy maltosa (6 tipos de malta tienen la culpa). El contrapunto lo ponen el Styrian Golding y el Saaz. Entra dulce y suave, caramelo, frutas (si en su aroma se aprecian cítricos, en boca tiende más a frutos dulces) maltas tostadas… y poco a poco se va tornando un tanto ácida debido a las notas de levadura.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7106) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
On tap in ’Beers Yesterdays World’ a bar within an antique shop (Brugge) on 27th Nov 2016. Very surprised I have never rated this beer before as I am a regular visitor to Belgium and Brugge in particular and often default to this when I want a rest from ’new beers to rate’. This beer is so common I obviously thought I had written about it years ago. Anyway, I am righting this wrong now. Classic Triple in every way: copper in colour, lasting deep head and semi-sweet molasses to the fore with an alcohol bite: what’s not to like?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nutjes (787) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Wazig donker goudblond met grote witte schuimkraag. G: Bleekmout, gist, licht fruitig en alcohol. S: Moutzoet, gist, granen en alcohol. Doordeweekse tripel. M: Semi-volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kampfar (230) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2016
From 0.33 L bottle, pours murky, medium brown coloured with a white head. Aroma grainy, light bread, slightly yeasty. Taste is medium sweet with a malty character. Very little alcoholic later on, which is fitting well. Medium long, sweet and light bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with a creamy consistence and soft carbonation. Great one, as I expect a tripel to be!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (299) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Brilliant white creamy head stayed on a highly effervescent dark golden coloured body. Orange & yeast aroma. Medium bodied. Lightly fizzy on the palate, tickly on the back. Sweet citrus tastes of orange with nectarine, candy, marmalade, floral, spicy & yeasty. A fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zilb (295) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 13, 2016
Bue 1 an et 7 mois avant DLC. Bière blonde, très trouble, carbo faible. Epais col de mousse à tenue exceptionnelle. Arôme très fruité : banane notamment ET d’alcool. Epaisse en bouche, belle rondeur. L’alcool domine en final et la levure/banane également.

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