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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan visit their website
Belgium

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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Photo of REDAMI
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into St. Bernardus goblet.

A - Hazy with a slightly rusty orange color. The lacey, pale ivory head vanishes quickly.

S - Bitter citrus like orange and grapefruit come to mind. Some definite estery funk.

T - Vaguely sweet, the orange and coriander are on the forefront. A little bit of grapefruit hops. Taste is almost reminiscent of fresh orange juice rather than orange peel. Very bread-like aftertaste.

M - The alcohol is hidden well. Not overly heavy, very clean, like having a piece of fresh fruit.

A very nice tripel, leaning more on the fruit side rather than the spiced. Refreshing and drinkable.

REDAMI, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Jeeb
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jeeb, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of murraymj
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

murraymj, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Belgacafe
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Belgacafe, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of biegaman
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straffe Hendrik Brugse Tripel pours a model golden-amber colour with a ball of white head as large as a cloud (and dots of lacing as numerous as stars in a night's sky). Neither entirely clear nor entirely cloudy, there must be a fair sized serving of protein in this glass.

A lot of Belgian styles are the beer equivalent of dark piano sonatas or chamber music, but Tripels tend to have the fireworks of a pop concert; fiery yeast spice impresses oregano, pepper, grains of paradise and who's to say what other spices onto a sweet cereal grain base.

The taste makes a warm first impression with soft floral qualities and a tasty, biscuity maltiness. The classic apple/peach/pear orchard fruit combo comes to dominate in no time, although honey-nut cereal and oats keep the taste firmly grounded in grainy maltiness.

This is a Tripel that delivers on all fronts; not only does it have the bulging yeast spice and subtle orchard fruits, but it also drinks like a bowl of delicately sweet, lightly milked oats. It is substantial without getting too goopy (partly the aid of double-digit horsepower bubbles).

Straffe Hendrik Brugse Tripel is a highly under-appreciated offering; it's just as good or better than many brands closely associated with the style (i.e., Chimay, St. Bernardus, Maredsous, etc). If you like Tripels and you're already familiar with the usual names, definitely give this one a try.

biegaman, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
5/5  rDev +26.9%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sludgeman, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

MarkJBurch, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Hoochymonk
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Hoochymonk, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Hobbit
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TonyTalon, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Grinky
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Grinky, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Abbo
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Abbo, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +1.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of RCane1
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Overall, a very drinkable "light" triple. Great for a warm day when you still want something robust but without too much sweetness. Has the characteristics of a good triple but a bit more suitable for big gulps. A kinder, gentler triple that would be a great dinner beer.

A nice hazy orange, with negligible head. Looks flat at a glance. Not much for the nose but a nice, light, slightly sweet, triple taste. The alcohol nips rather than bites. Does have a gentle fizz in the mouth and goes down very smooth.

RCane1, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured an orangish golden body with one finger head that left minor lace on top of a yeasty, citrusy (orange) aroma, complete with some sharp spice and a hint of candi sugar and breadlike malt. First impressions on my tongue are that this beer has both a grainy, cracker/bready malt base and a sharp carbonation and touch of pepper to it which leads to a somewhat chewey, medium-bodied beer that finishes with a snap. Touches of sugary sweetness give minor counterpoint, not exactly balance, tropical (pineapple or pear, something along those lines) and citric (orange) fruit notes. Good balance, nice flavors, not my favorite but it's not watery or rip or anything negative.

clayrock81, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Vsarmatov
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Vsarmatov, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BlackBelt5112203, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

innominat, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of FrankK
3/5  rDev -23.9%

FrankK, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a deep orange body that is slightly hazy with a swirling microsea of big bubbles. A light eggshell colored head breaks up soon.

S- The dry cidery hit leads to a dry candy ester hint in the finish. Otherwise the aroma is pretty clean.

T- The dry candy note leads to a soft dry pine bite of hops with some alcohol heat in the finish. There is a slight sweetness in the finish as it opens up and some cidery notes grow in the finish.

M- The big scrubbing fizz leads to an alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- This is a bit sugary but not much of the classic Tripel yeast profile that is hard to capture but delicious. There alcohol and fizz with some sweetness makes it ok to drink but nothing special.

rhoadsrage, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of philaduffia
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

philaduffia, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of allenson21
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

allenson21, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Riik3
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Riik3, May 30, 2013
Photo of donzilake
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

donzilake, May 29, 2013
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
89 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.