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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

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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boudeysbigbrew

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-23-2014 15:04:18 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-23-2014 03:07:30 | More by epyon396
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coobstar

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2014 18:05:32 | More by coobstar
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -25.2%

07-19-2014 22:37:32 | More by vfgccp
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oneXone

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-19-2014 01:26:26 | More by oneXone
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-17-2014 13:59:08 | More by dwagner003
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 15:41:11 | More by innominat
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2014 14:46:42 | More by GreenMind
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rojavaga

Bulgaria

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-12-2014 17:00:06 | More by rojavaga
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-11-2014 17:13:00 | More by DerekMorgan
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atpca

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-09-2014 05:31:34 | More by atpca
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-09-2014 03:14:28 | More by PatGreer
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MojoIRL


4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2014 19:03:33 | More by MojoIRL
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2014 16:00:38 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2014 14:11:46 | More by JeffTheJuice
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-03-2014 14:46:01 | More by DeanMoriarty
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-03-2014 06:32:19 | More by GRG1313
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starshockey9

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-02-2014 01:44:48 | More by starshockey9
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safaricook

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-30-2014 14:53:00 | More by safaricook
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

part of me wonders if this beer was an accident. i dont think they have done it before, or any brett beers for that matter, so maybe this is a batch of tripel gone off a little. nevermind either way, because its affordable and delicious. more clear and more light in color than the regular tripel they do, and boasting an enormous just off white bubbly head that wont quit rising, and holds its shape well above the rim of the glass. its got a real bretty nose, not all funked out or tart yet, younger than that, but dry and crackery and just a tad on the wild side. there still appears to be the normal belgian yeast strain in here doing the bulk of the heavy fermenting, and the brett is more an accent, but its a nice new wrinkle in a belgian classic. im surprised it took this long to get one of these, wild fermented belgian staples. id like to see a whole lot more of them honestly. this may age real well, let the brett develop, but there seems to be some pleasant hops in it too, so maybe get a few for now and a few for later. great carbonation and freakishly dry and clean, especially for its alcohol strength. unconventional and fun at a fair price, a must try while its around on those grounds alone.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 16:51:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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fmccormi

New York

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a pry-off 11.2oz/330ml bottle to a teku; there’s a freshness date of February 14, 2019 printed in black ink near the bottom of the label, right of center (“14-02-2019”). I think it’s logical to assume that this was bottled on or around February 14, 2014, making this beer beer between 4-5 months old (and possibly 145 days old exactly).

Appearance (3.5): About two fingers of dense foam come off of the pour, capping a glowing, hazy, peach-golden colored body that sports lines of bubbles rushing to the surface all around the edge of the glass. Decent staying power, but not a lot of lacing, unfortunately. Gorgeous body, average head.

Smell (4.25): The brett has really dried out this beer, I think, making the aroma closer to a BSPA than tripel. Dusty hay, apple and pear skins, a light musty undertone, common crackers, grassy hops (light, but present), and a light citrus note. Nothing particularly spicy, kind of surprisingly, but I’m not complaining. A pleasant phenolic aspect comes out as it warms. The brett adds a subtle complexity that I really dig.

Taste (4.25): In the nose, the brett adds a light, pleasantly bucolic background, but on the palate it brings a surprisingly musty, leathery funk: floury biscuits, a touch of honey, green grape skins, some light pear, dusty hay, and finally a really nice, leathery backdrop that adds light tannins, musty earth, and a touch of funk. It’s a little grassy, citrusy and lightly phenolic in the finish with a slightly herbal, medicinal note and candied orange peel. Reaaally dig it.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Soft carbonation with velvety slickness and a very light prickle lead a fuller-than-medium body that comes off just a liiitle bit syrupy, but nicely so. The phenolic brett note in the finish really dries out the body in the finish, making this exceedingly easy to drink.

Overall (4.25): The head and lacing are a little disappointing, but other than that I really dig just about everything else going on in this beer. You can tell it’s a tripel at heart, even if some of the key characteristics of the style are muted or absent; at the same time, if you know what’s going on you can definitely see the brett in it—but it doesn’t wash out the other parts of the beer, either. It’s balanced, complex, subtle but still very flavorful, and generally just extremely pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 02:54:33 | More by fmccormi
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backslide311

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-22-2014 15:17:08 | More by backslide311
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-15-2014 19:14:06 | More by BJSmit
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-09-2014 15:07:14 | More by seavercm
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babaracas

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium orange with thin dense white head, a few wispy rings on the glass. Smell: spicy, citrus peel note, pear, lightly floral with some background graininess. Taste: pear, spicy, light biscuit, grapeskin, fairly boozy in the finish. Fluffy feel. Hmm, there are hints that this was brett'd, but it's not really coming through. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 03:38:41 | More by babaracas
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Bruges Tripel Ale - Wild from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.