Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° - Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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3.18/5 rDev -19.1%
330ml bottle. Pokal glass @Homo Sibaris (Barcelona). Deep amber color. Clear appearance. Off-white froth creates a so close, foamy & lasting crown. Wide lacing rings are left on sides. Belgian yeast, ripe fruit, candy sugar & spiced aromas. Mild toasted sweet mal flavors & biscuit notes. Medium to full body. Soft to moderate carbonation. Dense texture. Warming & harsh alcoholic sensation & spiced palate. Long sweet/subtle bitter finish. Ripe peach & apricot on the aftertaste. Nice & easy drinkable Tripel.
02-02-2014 00:35:47 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.99/5 rDev +1.5%
Purchased at the brewery in Brugge by Purplecloud's parents. Thanks for sharing, bro!
A: amber color, great rocky head
S: medium nose, yeasty, a bit sweet
T: clean, dry, malty, with nice yeastiness and surprisingly bitter hop finish
M: full, rounded, creamy
O: well-made beer
01-18-2014 22:08:24 | More by wisrarebeer
3.2/5 rDev -18.6%
Poured from 11.2oz brown bottle into a goblet at Brasserie Beck (Washington, DC). Reviewed from notes.
A: Orangey-golden with healthy 1-finger white, tightly bubbled head with good retention and a nice formation of foamy lace.
S: Slightly solventy alcohol, with some candylike sweetness, and light herbal, grassy noble hops. Some light banana yeast esters.
T: The flavor is unfortunately dominated by sweet and solventy alcohols that leave a berry, candy flavor. The hops are minimal, a bit of bitterness and some light grassy notes. The maltiness is fairly crisp. There are a few fruity yeast esters as well. The alcohol character increases with warming. Pretty disappointing.
M: The mouthfeel is fairly crisp and light with appropriate high carbonation.
O: Not a disaster but too much sweet, candylike alcohol which overwhelms the rest of the beer.
11-11-2013 04:14:06 | More by argock
4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden/light brown color with three fingers of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.
Aroma: Typical Belgian Triple-like aromas of yeast, malt, citrus, caramel and spices. I get floral aromas from hops, some sweet aromas from crystalized sugar, some citrus aromas of oranges and grapefruit, plus spices of black pepper, coriander, clove, ginger, finally, malty aromas of buttered bread.
Taste: Malty upfront, followed by some citrusy notes of grapefruit and. There’s some good sweetness from what I’m assuming is crystalized sugar, and some subtle hoppy bitterness too. Finally, there some good spiciness to this beer, not spiciness as in hot, but spiciness as in spices. I get black pepper, coriander, some clove, and a touch of ginger.
Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the tastebuds. With an ABV of 9%, there’s a very pronounced, and pleasant alcohol presence on the palate.
Overall: This beer is fantastic!! I love how well balanced it is, between the bready malts, to the floral and citrusy bitterness of the hops, to the beer’s inherent sweetness. It’s excellent!!
10-30-2013 01:38:49 | More by Jeffreysan
3.15/5 rDev -19.8%
A-Pours clear and gleaming gold. Big, pancake head. Very tall and stiff. Good lacing too.
S-Yeast isn't as aggressive as most Tripels. I get a ton of apple juice. Not complex. Pretty straightforward.
T-Apple juice. Pears. Juices. Light yeast and honey. Different than most Tripels I have tried. This one seems cheaply crafted.
M-Booze burps up a bit. Soft carbonation. A bit creamy.
O/D-Not in love with this one. Would not go after this again.
10-18-2013 23:57:17 | More by VelvetExtract
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
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