Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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4.8/5 rDev +22.1%
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.
06-15-2010 20:40:47 | More by ktrillionaire
4.78/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
02-23-2010 04:33:56 | More by weazal
4.56/5 rDev +16%
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.
03-09-2014 00:43:51 | More by u2carew
4.53/5 rDev +15.3%
Opened with a pop. White foamy head that goes down quickly. Darker for this style with a medium amber color.
Lots of champain bubbles.
Smells of sweet Belgium candy sugars, yeast, bananas, and
alcoholic spices. "lots" going on here.
Tastes of bananas, sweet candy sugars, alcohol, and bitter saaz hops. Very great brew!
Good mouthfeel, sugary and wet. Too much carbonation for my likes.
The drinkability is awesome. This brew has sugars and spices and is very tasty. I love the smell of bananas as I sip this awesome brew. Where is the 9%, dangerous!
01-16-2010 08:46:53 | More by Trueant1
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
Pours a honey amber, with an ample head that settles quickly, leaving a layer of small bubbles and lacing.
Smells of wet straw, ginger, coriander, with sweet and sour notes.
True to the tripel style, tastes of honey, light roasted malts, oatmeal, banana, pepper, dried tropical fruit, butterscotch. Not overly sweet, but pleasantly sweet enough. A hoppy bitterness in the finish that is balanced by a moderate sweetness. A nicely balanced taste sensation.
Mouthfeel is full, rich, and buttery, with sudsy carbonation.
A very drinkable triple, this beer assumes a place on my list as one of the best tripels. At 9 percent, it is getting to my head, but as I drink it slowly, in a very pleasant way.
12-16-2009 02:21:32 | More by Beerenauslese
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.