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

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303 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | 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 meatmallet:
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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange with a medium sized white head. Not the normal Belgian sediment but what looks to be flakes are suspended inside.

Smell: Very nice. Some sweet pale malts, pear, apples, a sugary sweetness, light spiciness, and even a little floral. It is not overwhelming but its all there.

Taste: Not your normal tripel. Starts sweet yet tart with an over ripe pears apricots and caramel. It has all of the tastes from the nose with malts yeast and some nice alcohol kick. Towards the end it faces a little bit to a bitter hops and an alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. at 9.0% ABV it goes down really easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 04:28:20 | More by meatmallet
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

07-29-2014 22:01:45 | More by stomioka
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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Soft clove and barnyard funky graininess meet the nose with peppercorns, bread and spice. The flavor is quite zesty and spicy with a front of cloves and peppercorns. Mid palate perceives more bread and lemon as this finishes with Apple and pear. The feel is very easy and light with a slight dryness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 01:04:48 | More by KYGunner
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3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It may be the case that I go for a more defined beer in type/style/genre. Compared to many of the other trippels (Belgium only, not American versions), this one just seemed a bit more subtle in every department. Less fruit in the start, though it does stay on the finish. Less nose than others. A disclaimer: my nose may be tainted by a preference for severely hopped beers locally. Color, head, mouthfeel all fine and as expected for style.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 00:04:33 | More by MisterGone
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2014 01:47:12 | More by jayluf
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-21-2014 22:20:10 | More by Etrusco
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4/5  rDev +2%

07-21-2014 17:38:05 | More by Evil_Pidde
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-21-2014 15:33:21 | More by atrocity
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-16-2014 20:37:41 | More by KurtisAyr
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-13-2014 02:57:50 | More by shigg85
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4/5  rDev +2%

07-11-2014 00:06:40 | More by Fellysmarts
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4/5  rDev +2%

07-09-2014 23:46:04 | More by JaimeLondon
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-05-2014 21:39:58 | More by Jssteinman
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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 12/4/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pear, orange, apricot, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big peach, pear, orange, apricot, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pear, orange, apricot, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors, earthy hops, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome tripel style. Great complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors with moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:14:23 | More by superspak
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-28-2014 23:49:45 | More by dsl72701
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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a very sturdy take on the belgian tripel from a brewery who has yet to really miss for me. this is a very clear and amber tinted colored version, in some ways lighter (clarity) and in some ways more grainy (darker) than others. nice off white head holds in my glass and leaves spider web lacing as i drink on it. its got a weird nose for the style though, a bit of burnt sugar, but also a funny staleness. not the typical green bottle skunk, but something else, an almost german dusty grain element thats unfamilar in belgian beer to me, and isnt all the way appealing, but not enough to turn me off. the flavor of the beer is great though, long sweet but smooth grainy front end. some oats in here lend body, while the majority wheat malt does more of the flavoring. the yeast is subtle in this too, not as "belgian" as other belgians, less fruity esters, maybe fermented at a lower temperature, but the strain appears active enough to eat through most of the sugar here, and the finish is dryer than many tripels on the market. carbonation is there, but its not quite effervescent, and the added body from the slightly heavier grains make it drink a little heavier than it really needs to. although, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, and not a factor in lesser drinkability at all. i think i like their quad better, and i definitely like their wild version of this better, but its a nice take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 16:10:46 | More by StonedTrippin
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-27-2014 15:00:27 | More by Cburden
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

06-26-2014 23:32:36 | More by jeffsala
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

06-24-2014 01:22:35 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-22-2014 22:11:43 | More by brandon911
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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(best by first week of Jan 2015, according to bottle - poured into a Goose Island long-stem goblet)

A: moderately hazy, orange-amber liquid... keeps a nice, thin, pillowy cap that persists for quite awhile... no lace

S: pale malt, floral alcohols... kind of typical aromas for a Belgian tripel, mildly fruity... banana bread dough (minus nuttiness)... bit of a piss-pants (ammonia?) tone later on

T: big fruit (orange, banana) backed by a circus peanut / marshmallow yeast/malt blend... bit of bitterness and mild spice on the end, lingers, phenolic quality slowly builds... certainly a malty undertone

M: pretty round, plushy soft... around medium-bodied, dry... carbonation exhibits a touch of that 'expanding' effect in the mouth... man, this damn soft! alcohol only faintly warming

O: this totally tastes like something else I've had many times before - Westmalle?!... well made, but not distinct

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 20:28:31 | More by Bouleboubier
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4/5  rDev +2%

06-19-2014 03:24:40 | More by tykechandler
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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-orange colour, two finger fluffy head that recedes to a sticky lace in five minutes or so, and a tiny white foamy cap floating about.
Traditional smell, with spicy yeasts, mild banana, some apple and pear, oranges (with peel), Belgian sugars, a hint of warm alcohol.
Taste starts with nice floral notes, spices, and tons of honey and caramel, a sweetness that will dominate the rest of this brew (there's also some malty sweetness there, better off without). Apple jam, sweet orange juice, a small tropical note, ripe white grapes. Nice prickly spices, with pepper and ginger, faint anise. Green notes push back the sweetness a bit in the finish, along with a mild bitterness, so the aftertaste is balanced and nice, with apple, some lingering spices and warm alcohol.
Medium body and carbonation, a bit creamy.
A great tripel, tasty, just a tiny bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 17:41:42 | More by dcmchew
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2%

06-14-2014 13:27:47 | More by kingjohnh
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-08-2014 16:11:46 | More by hmmmbeer10
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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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