Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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4.48/5 rDev +13.7%
Poured into a goblet, thin head with light lacing.
Aroma had strong fruit overtone, mostly citrus. Can a smell be tangy? this was. The color was a deep orange-red.
Mouthfeel was full but not heavy. Taste was complex, fruit layered with malt and hops. A very smooth brew, well balanced between sweet and bitter. This was one of the 180 offerings at Bilbo Baggins, in Alexandria, VA. I strongly recommend the beer and the pub.
04-14-2012 13:57:41 | More by Cyrano41
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a cloudy medium orange amber with tons of floating yeast particles. A thin white head with light lacing and good retention. Aroma of light fruit, malt and Belgian spicing. Taste is similar to aroma. Pleasant light fruit, sweet malt, spice. A bit of a hop kick in the finish. Nicely made tripel. Worth a revisit.
03-29-2012 03:32:59 | More by LiquidAmber
4.2/5 rDev +6.6%
A small bottle
Poured a dark gold with brown hues. Clear with a white head and good lacing.
Nose is apricot and sweet with malt. Might be bubblegum too!!
Taste is fruity with pears, sweetness, hops, malt. A complex beer with very good clean taste. Mouth feel is quite nice with just the right carbonation. Definitely a fine brew.
02-02-2012 00:47:08 | More by daledeee
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
Straffe Hendrik Brugse Tripel Bier 9˚
25.4 oz bottle, corked and caged
$9.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE
Appearance: Clear, deep golden/amber body. The moderately-sized creamy white head drops readily but it maintains a solid collar throughout. Sparse, splashy lacing lines the glass. Subsequent pours become hazy as the sedimented yeast is roused.
Aroma: Fruity and yeasty, gently caramelish and honey-like. Floral and spicy, almost minty hops.
Flavor: All of the gentle fruit and yeast found in the nose carries over into the flavor. I find plenty of pear and apple, as well as a bit of citrus zest (lemon, orange), and some soft tangerine and peach. It's gently caramelish, or perhaps more like lightly browned sugar. It's honeyish and floral. There are suggestions of spice to it although they're light (cinnamon, anise, ginger); and along with the spicy, seeming minty, leafy and floral hops it's just a slight touch cola-like. The alcohol never shows; and it's mildly bitter with just enough that in combination with the spiciness it never becomes "sweet". It's more rich and complex than you might expect of a "tripel", but this is a Brugse tripel. It's very rounded, and you don't find any specific note, or notes, at any certain point as it crosses the palate. They're pretty much all there, and sometimes you find different things at different times, especially in the very long-lingering finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full and dextrinous in body. Well-carbonated, it initially bristles the palate, but then becomes more "foaming" as it warms, and thus more "creamy".
Overall: Quite an interesting and charming beer! Highly satisfying. Quite unique. Worth seeking out!
12-13-2011 00:59:24 | More by NeroFiddled
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
A: Poured a lightly hazed golden yellow color with great carbonation leaving a nice white cap
S: Light booze stings the nostrils as does a light pepper, biscuit, lemon, apples and citrus
T: A bit hot and peppery followed by some green apple, banana, orange peel and grass. A nice concoction of flavors
M: Medium bodied, tasty, well carbonated with a nice feel
O: Very nice and easily drinkable, nice representation for the style
12-08-2011 04:19:43 | More by barleywinefiend
3.03/5 rDev -23.1%
750ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly clear new copper penny, major encouragement needed to get a small yellowish head, minor lacing.
Aroma is fairly spicy with honey and confectioner's treats.
Exceedingly sweet, lacks a balanced offsetting dryness. Clove, honey, pineapple and apricots. The slow fading aftertaste is primarily a phenolic note backed by minor solvent alcohol. Sweetness never leaves for the duration of the taste. Full bodied chewy mouthfeel, while not cloying, it coats the tongue.
12-04-2011 06:15:14 | More by impending
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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