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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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very good

306 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atis on 02-12-2009)
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Reviews by LoadedSchells:
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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- golden straw with a very slight haze. The head reminds me of lake foam that washes up on the beach that doesn't stick around too long.
S- pears, pears, some malt that resembles more of a heffe, pears, and that oh so familiar Belgian yeast.
T- the pears really stick around here along with some fresh apple. This reminds me of a fruitier westmalle tripel. The roasted malt they claim on the label isn't really there, the color suggests that's also the case. The saws and styrians are there on the back end .keeping all that fruit sweetness in check and lending a pinch of dry to the equation. Is there alcohol in this?
M- nothing too heavy, fairly crisp.
D- this brew could get me in trouble. Enough said.

This could be a really dangerous fallback in the stable of tripels.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 04:04:26 | More by LoadedSchells
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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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