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Bruges Tripel Ale - Wild - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Bruges Tripel Ale - WildBruges Tripel Ale - Wild

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BA SCORE
88
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is a wild version of their original tripel that uses Brettanomyces yeasts.
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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vess
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a goblet. Vintage 2014 bottle indicates best by 2018. Big foamy head fades slowly. Golden color, fruity, little sourness. The brett is in the background, not overpowering. Pretty good overall. I'd cellar one to see if the brett becomes more prevalent.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the slides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of brett funk are present in the nose along with strong notes of fruity esters and candi sugars.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of grapes and candi sugars along with some bits of funk.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a tripel that would appease people that aren't fond of brett because there are only subtle amounts of funk in the smell and taste of this beer. It is rather easy to drink because the alcohol is fairly well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Purchased at CBX for $5.59, poured into snifter.
A: pours a light white +2 finger foam head, slowly fades, golden body color, carbonation
S: fruity esters, brett, pear, lemon, apple, white pepper, sour grape
M: medium body, carbonation, slight chalkiness feeling on the tongue
T: slight tartness and chalky on initial taste, apple, pear, white grape, brett, hints of white pepper, slight sweetness, dry finish
O: this is a 2014 bottle, very good brett based beer. 4.0

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Beerswag
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours not much head, thick sticky, yet sparce lacing..thin layer of head remains..
Color is murky 24 k with hints of orange..smell is bright, yeasty, apricot , pineapple, earthy, lemon -grass.. Taste is semi-sour upfront, not in a vinegar tone, more of a sout feel, than a sour taste. lots of dried apricot and pineapple, and cranberry doesnt finish too sweet, more on the dry side.. Mouthfeel is dry , light-medium bodied. Would go great with a goat cheese dish, fish, hearty-salads, and mushroom/earthy flavors (truffle, nuts, etc.)

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Budinetz
4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from he bottle into a goblet. Vintage 2014. Best before 2-14-19

Pours a golden straw color with a tremendous amount of frothy, white head that dissipates slowly. Great head retention going on and some pretty good lacing around the glass.

I can immediately smell the brettanomyces and lactobacillus. Definitely sourness detected before I even sip. That honestly overpowers any other smell.

Tastes of sour apple, underripened pear, underripened apples, crab apples, Belgian yeast, Brett, lacto, and wildness! Great flavor but definitely not a typical Belgian Tripel.

Mouthfeel is pretty fantastic. Wonderful prickliness on the tongue with a slight sour/funkiness. Very drinkable dispute the 9% abv. This will sneak up on you!

Overall an awesome beer to try. Not your typical Belgian Tripel but worth buying to try. I will definitely seek this one out again!

Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Bruges Tripel Ale - Wild from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.