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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

375 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08/16/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A fine, fine brew. If it wasn't for the 11% ABV, I could drink this all day (& night.) Excellent body & great balance of flavors.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.84/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter.
Excellent hazy amber with huge off-white head, endless & respectable retention, never dies to nothingness :). Very complex and tender aroma - sunny malts, slight honey, delicate yeasts, spices & citrus. Flavour is semisweet, round, unlikely alcoholic, fruity to neutral malt palate. Oily with moderate drinkability. Anyway, excellent & mighty tripel.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Soft clove and barnyard funky graininess meet the nose with peppercorns, bread and spice. The flavor is quite zesty and spicy with a front of cloves and peppercorns. Mid palate perceives more bread and lemon as this finishes with Apple and pear. The feel is very easy and light with a slight dryness.

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3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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