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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

375 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: atis on 02-12-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A-Pours clear and gleaming gold. Big, pancake head. Very tall and stiff. Good lacing too.

S-Yeast isn't as aggressive as most Tripels. I get a ton of apple juice. Not complex. Pretty straightforward.

T-Apple juice. Pears. Juices. Light yeast and honey. Different than most Tripels I have tried. This one seems cheaply crafted.

M-Booze burps up a bit. Soft carbonation. A bit creamy.

O/D-Not in love with this one. Would not go after this again.

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Beerlover
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of WallingBrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of andreaseltoro
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DubbelTap
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Jgrody
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ACinSC
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Straffe Hendrik Brugse Tripel 9* ... poured into a glass like any regular beer when I realized this was a bottle-conditioned one, and that I had just poured several ounces of brewer's yeast into the glass with the beer.

Appearance is orange-red and sparkly, or would have been without all the yeast.

The beer is very, very fruity and yeasty, like many Belgian tripels. The flavor profile might have been a little different if I hadn't included most of the bottled yeast in my pour.

I tasted some dates, sour apple, walnut and some malt.

Hoping to try this again with a better pour in the future.

Photo of Mendicant
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of FliryVorru
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of SGToliver
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of REDAMI
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of Jeeb
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of murraymj
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Belgacafe
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of biegaman
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
89 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.