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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1782) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
This beer starts with a nice aroma of banana, peach, and clove. It pours a clear amber, with visible carbonation, and a full white head that leaves good sticky lacing on the glass. There’s quite a bit of sugar in this beer, as it has a light sweet flavor, with the alcohol amazingly hidden. The palate has a bit of slickness to it, with a clean finish. This is an amazingly drinkable tripel, and I’ll be picking up more of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
moldovan9807 (146) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 23, 2017
Aroma is butterscotch, banana, meat.Pours hazy light orange with an off-white head. Taste is sweet,malty,caramel, oxidized, finishes with a light dry bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a thick white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Full body with a long bitter / fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kleurplaatje (169) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2017
Pours hazy amber with a thick foamy off-white head... Yeasty and floral aroma. Malty, spicy nose.. Okay. Taste is sweetish. Definitely caramel, some orange, spices, and yeast. Faint touch of cloves and apricot somehow... Impressive nonetheless. Thick texture, full bodied, acceptable, yet livable carbo. Impressive tripel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (1002) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2017
UPDATED: APR 17, 2017 Pale lots of carbonation big head. Surprised how similar the aroma is compared to the "Wild" brett version. Still very fruity, strawberries? Strong mineral water taste, a little boozy, honeycomb cereal, slight bitterness at the end. Good but defo not the best. The brett version was much more complex and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (10512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - Golden pour with white head. Sweet fruity and malty with some citrus lemony hop, caramel and floral graaay hoppy notes into the close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
90 (362) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2017
Middle of the road Tripel, niks fout, niks speciaal en daarom niet geslaagd. Beetje rijpe en gedroogde vruchten (abrikoos) in de smaak zijn het enige lichtpuntje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knight65 (37) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2017
Kwaliteitsbier van brouwerij de Halve Maan. Zoet aroma met fruitige smaak. Tripel is 9 procent, maar lijkt lichter. Prima schuimkraag!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (210) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 A great one for sure... This is a beer I?d recommend to anyone not familiar with good drinks. Every positive aspects of the best Belgian beers are represented here. Strong abv, spicy aroma and a much pleasant aftertaste that last for long in mouth. Plus, a very classy, nice design. Perhaps a bit difficult to get used to it at first, this one is (strangely) not as smooth as the Quadrupel one, alcohol taste is much more present, but that?s part of its greatness. Far from the quadrupel one which is beyond awesome, but still perfect to go along with any good meal! APPROVED BY TAVERNY?S BLACK METAL CREW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (100) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2017 Spicy tripel. Banana, coriander, spices, lemon zest, hint of honey, subtle hint of cinnamon. Nice carbonisation. Heavy one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SebBrews (129) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - FEB 22, 2017
Pours dark hazy amber with thick, lasting beige head. Nose is floral yeasty esters, malts, orange peel, biscuits and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malts, coriander, orange and alcohol. Full bodied, average carbonation levels, creamy mouthfeel. Great tripel.

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