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


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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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crazy_cat_lady (538) - - 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.

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?

Bijl (597) - 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.

fkoolen (1185) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle at home, great glassware btw. Intriguing amber colour, clear: big foamy white head. Nicely complex Belgian triple bittersweet malty and peppery-yeasty notes. Good body, lively carbonation.

Gaelic (179) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2017
Golden, not total clear beer. Big white head. Small notes of citrus and orange. Quite spicy and a good bitter taste which lasts long. Good beer.

TXBadger (2811) - 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.

Hopverdju (1192) - 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.

VertBaconStrips (2387) - 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.

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.

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.

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