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

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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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Photo of mick303
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml w freshness date. Pours a huge towering light tan head, which has amazing retention and lacing. Colour is a relatively dark honey colour. Quite hazy also.

Nose has an upfront yeastiness, a light floral element and a nice toasty malt. Quite fragrant, light but really nice.

Taste has a great sweet honey creaminess, with floral, mineral notes, apple, clove, yeast comes through strong on end. Tons of strong flavour comes across and pretty good complexity. Hops are well balanced, this is a bit robust, but has a bit of the flavour seems a bit stale. Finish is mildly briney, mineral character.

Mouthfeel has a quite big body, balanced with a nice carbonation. A bit heady, but it is quite refreshing. Altogether a bit bittersweet on the palate, a bit cloying, but works well enough, big.

Nice example for a belgium tripel, comes across a bit robust for the style, has a lot of flavour, but doesn't work as well as some others I've tried. I would still recommend this as a very good beer. It works pretty well.

Photo of solarbeers
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Aixois
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ErwinGS
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of spointon
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from an 11.2oz brown bottle into a stemmed goblet.

A= This ale poured a deep/dark gold color with a slight haze and a 3/4" snow white head. The head dropped quickly and did not leave behind much in the way of lace.

S = I picked up alcohol, some pils malt sweetness, and a big soft note of pear and pineapple.

T = Started off with a hint of malty sweetness before moving into a nice spicy phenolic note. This was followed by a burst of fruity ester that was more like pears in the beginning but as the beer warmed it became very tropical...with pineapple and mango coming to mind. Hops were subdued and had a character to them that makes me think this bottle has some age on it. Alcohol was there but not overpowering. Finished mostly dry but with a kiss of sweetness.

MF = Medium body felt very creamy, likely due to the carbonation level which was significant but tiny bubbles made it feel soft.

D = Really drinkable. The alcohol stays pretty well hidden and the flavors are interesting yet easy to move through. I will be buying this again.

Photo of dqpryor
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Douberd
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml brown bottle, poured into a tulip.
I poured it very slowly as not to disturb the yeast on the bottom, but nevertheless, I got a huge head of four finger, off-white in colour, slighty froathy in texture. After a while half of it is gone, leaving quite a lace around the glass. The remaining half of the foam has an excellent retention. All that on top of a deep orange, copper-like coloured beer, and while tiny bubbles are finding their way to the surface.
Aroma is fruity, with notes of yeast, wheat, alcohol, some orange peel maybe and spices.
Taste is also fruity, mostly citrus fruits and mainly on the finish. Alcohol is notable. Bubblegum and apple notes
Medium to full body, average carbonation and very dry on the palate.

Photo of morimech
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of jmtpi
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of peagasus
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JoeSeitz
4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Bierman9
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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

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Photo of RogerDoger
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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

Photo of NilocRellim
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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