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

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369 Ratings

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Brassy golden hue, translucent, with a generous white frothy head and good retention and lace. On-point for the style.

S - Way delicious! Belgian, buttery, biscuity, and lemon-zesty with a crisp alcohol twang. A slightly different take on the Tripel, but an exceptionally delicious one nonetheless.

T - The taste follows the nose. I get a delicious richness and nearly perfect balance and harmony of the flavors. The malted grain is bready, a bit husky and with just enough sweetness, it is still refreshingly dry. The hop is lightly fragrant and herbal and adds a sublime balance of bitterness. And the yeast imparts delicate notes of lemon, apple and pear. Just an outstanding and refreshing Tripel.

M - Fantastic. Well-carbonated, but with a creamy-soft mouthfeel that is totally complementary.

D - Drinking it at the BA Brandy Hunahpu event, shockingly this ends up as one of my top 5 favorite brews of the substantial day. Surprisingly good.

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Look: Golden, semi-translucent. Nice head on pour that reduces to a fine film.

Smell: Fresh lemon, tangerine, and caramel malt. It's soft and a little hard to pick up, but complex and wonderful.

Taste: Instant onslaught of flavor! Very upfront sweetness that's overwhelmingly banana! Like crazy amounts of sweet, ripe, banana.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly balanced thick-ish body against a front of the tongue spritzy carbonation.

Drink: Ends sweetly, leaving you wanting more - but possibly too sweet which can also be a little turn off.

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750 ml bottle
A) Pours with a two finger thick, white head. Golden body color with visible sediment. Head slowly settles. Tight, sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Clover, banana, orange peel, and floral
T) Malty sweetness pairs with subtle caramel, some banana and citrus notes, and some apple.
M) Medium body. Creamy. Fairly smooth. Alcohol warmth in the finish with a subtle tannic feel.
O) A delicious brew! Besides the visible sediment this is a fantastic beer, making it easy to overlook the aesthetics.

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