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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

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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:
This is a wild version of their original tripel that uses Brettanomyces yeasts.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-13-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

A: One finger of cream coloured head that left great lacing over beautiful amber liquid.

S: Apples, pears, peppermint, hay.

T: Peppermint, pears, apples, light wood tones.

M: Dry medium mouthfeel, good carbonation even if a little heavy for the style.

O: Lovely. This is close to Orval in my books.

DaftCaskBC, Today at 01:00 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Zekenyce, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Orvalho, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Danny1217, Sep 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

grover37, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Levich, Sep 05, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%

2014 vintage. Best before end: 2018.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, funk, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit, yeast, funk, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of funk bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a solid Brett usage that comes through well in both the smell and taste and works well with the base beer.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Kahlerbock, Sep 01, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -3%

robotiks, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Evil_Pidde, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

NYR_Rob, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

noproduction, Aug 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Knapp85, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

RummyRedbeard, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

bourassa23, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Denzo, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BelgianBeerPope, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

WynnO, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

shiggins22, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +0.8%

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that slowly reduced to a puffy layer. It is an orange color with great clarity of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Funk, vanilla, yeasty esters, bready, apple, pear, some sweetness, and a little booze.

Taste: Same as above with slight bitterness. Sour and funk notes are very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation, a bit dry, boozy, medium bodied, funky,and a little chewy.

Overall: It is amazing what Brett can do to an awesome beer. Make it better. Yup. I'll have another.

Flounder57, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Big frothy off-white head that rose and then faded quickly.

S: Some sour, brett, hay earthy tones.

T: A sweet slightly malty underlying base forms the palette on which layers of earthy, hay flavors are woven. Some citrus and lots, lots of peppery spiciness. Actually no sourness in the taste that I could detect after all, the aroma fooled me. The spiciness lasts in the finish a long time.

M: Light, nicely carbonated.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. I think that the reason that some of the reviews are not higher is because this beret seems to cross styles and is difficult to categorize. Sweet and pepper. Not something to drink everyday but every once in a while for something different that will wake up your taste buds, this is an excellent choice.

imscotty, Aug 10, 2014
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Bruges Tripel Ale - Wild from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.