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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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 MisterGone
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%

It may be the case that I go for a more defined beer in type/style/genre. Compared to many of the other trippels (Belgium only, not American versions), this one just seemed a bit more subtle in every department. Less fruit in the start, though it does stay on the finish. Less nose than others. A disclaimer: my nose may be tainted by a preference for severely hopped beers locally. Color, head, mouthfeel all fine and as expected for style.

MisterGone, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of jayluf
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jayluf, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Etrusco
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Evil_Pidde, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of KurtisAyr
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KurtisAyr, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

shigg85, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Fellysmarts
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Fellysmarts, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of JaimeLondon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

JaimeLondon, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Jssteinman
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Jssteinman, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 12/4/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pear, orange, apricot, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big peach, pear, orange, apricot, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pear, orange, apricot, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors, earthy hops, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome tripel style. Great complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors with moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of dsl72701
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

dsl72701, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%

a very sturdy take on the belgian tripel from a brewery who has yet to really miss for me. this is a very clear and amber tinted colored version, in some ways lighter (clarity) and in some ways more grainy (darker) than others. nice off white head holds in my glass and leaves spider web lacing as i drink on it. its got a weird nose for the style though, a bit of burnt sugar, but also a funny staleness. not the typical green bottle skunk, but something else, an almost german dusty grain element thats unfamilar in belgian beer to me, and isnt all the way appealing, but not enough to turn me off. the flavor of the beer is great though, long sweet but smooth grainy front end. some oats in here lend body, while the majority wheat malt does more of the flavoring. the yeast is subtle in this too, not as "belgian" as other belgians, less fruity esters, maybe fermented at a lower temperature, but the strain appears active enough to eat through most of the sugar here, and the finish is dryer than many tripels on the market. carbonation is there, but its not quite effervescent, and the added body from the slightly heavier grains make it drink a little heavier than it really needs to. although, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, and not a factor in lesser drinkability at all. i think i like their quad better, and i definitely like their wild version of this better, but its a nice take on the style.

StonedTrippin, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Cburden
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Cburden, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of jeffsala
1/5  rDev -74.6%

jeffsala, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4/5  rDev +1.5%

YeastEnthusiast, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

brandon911, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%

(best by first week of Jan 2015, according to bottle - poured into a Goose Island long-stem goblet)

A: moderately hazy, orange-amber liquid... keeps a nice, thin, pillowy cap that persists for quite awhile... no lace

S: pale malt, floral alcohols... kind of typical aromas for a Belgian tripel, mildly fruity... banana bread dough (minus nuttiness)... bit of a piss-pants (ammonia?) tone later on

T: big fruit (orange, banana) backed by a circus peanut / marshmallow yeast/malt blend... bit of bitterness and mild spice on the end, lingers, phenolic quality slowly builds... certainly a malty undertone

M: pretty round, plushy soft... around medium-bodied, dry... carbonation exhibits a touch of that 'expanding' effect in the mouth... man, this damn soft! alcohol only faintly warming

O: this totally tastes like something else I've had many times before - Westmalle?!... well made, but not distinct

Bouleboubier, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

Golden-orange colour, two finger fluffy head that recedes to a sticky lace in five minutes or so, and a tiny white foamy cap floating about.
Traditional smell, with spicy yeasts, mild banana, some apple and pear, oranges (with peel), Belgian sugars, a hint of warm alcohol.
Taste starts with nice floral notes, spices, and tons of honey and caramel, a sweetness that will dominate the rest of this brew (there's also some malty sweetness there, better off without). Apple jam, sweet orange juice, a small tropical note, ripe white grapes. Nice prickly spices, with pepper and ginger, faint anise. Green notes push back the sweetness a bit in the finish, along with a mild bitterness, so the aftertaste is balanced and nice, with apple, some lingering spices and warm alcohol.
Medium body and carbonation, a bit creamy.
A great tripel, tasty, just a tiny bit too sweet.

dcmchew, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

hmmmbeer10, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Canada_Dan, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

timmynyc, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
88 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.