Bruges Tripel Ale - Wild - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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4/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
08-16-2014 21:25:17 | More by Flounder57
4.04/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
08-10-2014 00:01:09 | More by imscotty
4.19/5 rDev +6.3%
Awesome. Loved it. Must try.
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
Gorgeous beer: Deep hazed apricot body with an intense leaping head. That rises fast, rises well and again, and laces constantly. Finely crafted Belgian.
S: More classic Belgian Tripel, only going a little wild. Dry, lemon, and a candy shelf.
T: Mineral feel with a rising champagne like mid tongue delight. Finely detailed peppery, sharp, crisp, and long, long dryness. Underneath a "thick controlled sweetness, hinting at honey" wrote one reviewer. It's a wondrous see-saw of sweet and pepper as are all the best beers.
MF: Lovely, long, long bittery, peppery finish. As only the Belgian can do so far.
Super tripel, with just a little wildness. Must try, esp if you like long-finishing, peppery beers.
Wonderful with cheeses, compares well with St Bernardus.
08-07-2014 01:36:53 | More by Act25
3.75/5 rDev -4.8%
From the 11.2 ounce bottle into a Belgian tulip. This is a 2014 bottle.
A- Cloudy orange/amber color to the body. Sudsy pale white head. No visible carbonation.
S- Potently sour, funky, fruity, and earthy. Peaches and apple are the first aromas I think of. But I also get a whiff of some fresh strawberries.
T- It's interesting how this has retained some of the Tripel qualities that were not at all apparent on the nose. It's actually sweet and malty with a syrupy flavor, then some barnyard funk and a yeasty, floral, vegetal finish.
M- LIvely and effervescent feeling, with a thick-bodied malt quality. Not nearly as acidic as other wild ales. The yeast is very pronounced at the finish and there's a bit of dry bitterness. Sweetness works its way all through the palate.
I'd chalk this up as good, not great. It's not as intensely sour and acidic as I'd want a wild ale to be. I don't think I've had a spiked tripel before, so it's unique to me in that sense. I just think it needs a more aggressive wild side.
08-05-2014 03:25:17 | More by ONovoMexicano
Bruges Tripel Ale - Wild from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.