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

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very good

342 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 11
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of morimech
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with some yeast particulate matter churning about. One finger of dense head forms and sticks around for a long time. Plenty of lacing is left down the glass.

Not the most intense aroma but still has nice qualities of caramel, pears, tropical fruit, with some herbal hops. Seems to have an equal proportion of malt and yeast esters.

Very enjoyable flavor of malt and yeast esters. Notes of caramel, light fruit that gives the beer a vinous quality. The label claims there are toasted malts in this beer but I fail to detect them. More than a slight alcoholic flavor and warmth in the finish. Semi-sweet flavor.

Well done bottle conditioning. Medium body with nice carbonation. My personal tastes would of liked the carbonation to be just a tad more spirited.

Very well done tripel. Will not replace St. Bernardus but still a worthy contender.

morimech, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of jmtpi
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jmtpi, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of peagasus
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of JoeSeitz
4/5  rDev +1.5%

JoeSeitz, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of yankees27
4/5  rDev +1.5%

yankees27, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +1.5%

samEBC, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

sansho, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this 0.33l bottle on 05Oct12 at a great little bottle shop on the Belgian-Holland border. Quaffed it in my room Maastricht on 06Oct during a break between shopping and drinking. Cost was €1.52, fwiw.

Had a lovely, medium golden color, with a very slight haze. Carbo was plentiful and steady, and the head was healthy, off-white, foamy and fine. Lacing? Top shelf! Had a lovely nose which combined spiciness and tropical fruit. Had a medium body, with a light, prickly airiness.

Was a touch crackery, with some candi sweetness. A little more tropical fruit was present here, which segued into a dry, peppery finish. Quite nice! This really hit the spot! Prosit!!

4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Bierman9, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of RogerDoger
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

RogerDoger, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice.

A: Pours a dark orange color which is quite dark and clear to a Tripel. Beautiful, anyway. Forms a huge white to yellow colored head with great retention and a lot of lacings left around

S: Caramel malts backbone with strong notes of dark fruits, toffee and candy sugar. Quite sweet indeed. Quite bready too with strong notes of Belgian yeasts. Mild notes of flowery hops. A bit of alcohol in the very end. Less spiced than a classic Tripel but excellent anyway

T: Follows the nose. Very malty and bready beer. Notes of dark fruits, mainly plums and raisins. Toffee, candy and caramel malts. Upfront is sweet and end is considerable bitterness which is slightly citrus. Well balanced

M: Heavy creamy molasses body. Good carbonation and the classic Belgian bittersweet aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. An excellent Belgian Tripel specimens with strong personality

eduardolinhalis, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Birdlegs
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Birdlegs, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

t0rin0, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of cowboy83
5/5  rDev +26.9%

cowboy83, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

CelticAleMan, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Bix
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bix, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Polasiuss
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Polasiuss, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Good solid pop off the cork.

A real nice golden and clear orange amber body, and nice slow rising thin carbonation creeping up, plus a big fat rising column of fire in the middle. Head is rocky, thick white and clumpy with good retention, and clings real nicely to the sides. Really good looking tripel here.

Very clean smelling, with airy malt, and a nice candy sweetness. Hints of peppermint and menthol. Some sweet pear and apple fruits. Really nice smelling.

Palate hits with a very solid body. Nice malts roll and coat the palate with a nice candy sweetness. An interesting hop bitterness angle something between pine and matching spritzy fruit on the nose of pear. Lost of carbonation, and a little gaseous but controllable. Not boozy either.

Overall pretty solid, and it does have a nice menthol action to it on the finish.

smakawhat, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a finger high beige heat that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast in the nose. As the beer warms up, some sweetness becomes evident, along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of malty sweetness with hints of fruit and yeast.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and has its alcohol surprisingly well hidden.

metter98, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +1.5%

smithj4, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

johnyb, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

drewone, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Jose9e
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jose9e, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of hickmancase
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

hickmancase, Jul 28, 2012
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.