Straffe Hendrik Wild | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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3.96/5
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256 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Straffe Hendrik Wild is a “wild” version of the famous Straffe Hendrik Tripel. The traditional triple beer is re-fermented with a wild “Brettanomyces” yeast, that creates unusual fruity aromas in harmony with the rich use of aromatic hop varieties. The bitter hop aromas will be- come softer, whereas the wild Brettanomyces yeasts will continue working and creating hints of fruit and wine.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 01-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,490
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
256
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
57
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bottle poured in 2018

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost clear, deep golden coloration with a huge, foamy head. Smell is quite funky, with doughy malt and estery yeast notes of green apple, with a hint of grass. Taste is a lot less funky than the nose, with doughy, bready malt and yeast esters of green apple, pear and clove dominating and only lighter notes of barnyard funk, citric acidity and herbal grassiness. Finishes with a light bitterness and fruity/spicy yeast esters lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Given the strong, funky aroma, I was a little disappointed with the flavor not quite living up to it, but this is still a rather nice and interesting beer that will probably gain in funkiness as it ages (I've had this quite fresh).

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Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. Best by date on label is '2019'.
Cloudy, deep gold colored body. A little bit of foam coming out the bottle neck upon opening. Two fingers of foamy head upon pouring, and the head climbs back to a creamy head and ring. Leaves behind lots of lacing.
Malt and yeast in the aroma. A little bit of earthy funk.
Frothy taste is sour/yeasty funk. Flavors of pear and peach, with a little bit of orange/lemon citrus. Very earthy funk. Tea and spiciness join in.
Very light mouth feel, with effervescence. Somewhat dry finish.
The beer acted alive when un-capped, and tasted alive when sipped. Active esters and yeast.

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Photo of erk0607
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 7/27/2018, Bottle from 4/2016 (had one prior, may not have reviewed it)

Look: Straw brown with an off white fluffy head
Smell: Primarily of apple, cherry, and grape. Bitterness has subsided quite a bit. Can smell some breadiness.
Taste: Funky, not as fruity as the head, somewhat alcoholic, classic Brett funk, some breadiness, bitter aftertaste
Feel: Medium body but light with the carbonation, pretty easy going down, doesn't coat the mouth but the taste lingers
Overall: Pretty good for 2015 tasting in 2018. Would not hesitate to crack open another one.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From Beergium. 2016 version. In Teku glass. Superb combination of a tripel with brett. Both profiles (tripel and brett) are very noticeable but in a soft, nothing excessive way

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Photo of keithmurray
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 Vintage with a BB date of 4/2020

Appearance - murky golden body with fluffy white head

Smell - Brett funk, citrus fruits:pear, apple, peach

Taste - a lot of what was in the aroma - pear, apple, peaches, lemon, lime, brett funk

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, full carbonation, citrus upfront, brett is long in the finish, crisp and refreshing and easy to drink despite the ABV

Overall - Very impressive beer, my only regret is that I only bought a single of this. This beer is about three years old and it is drinking really well right now. The esters in this are really strong. If you see it, be sure to buy and try it.

Price Point - $5.99/11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of YvesB
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of danflux
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AAG
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2017 Wild poured from the bottle, purchased in Brugges, Belgium at the Halve Maan brewery. Incredible head, puffy and enduring. Good description below - sweetness, followed by funkiness, followed by slight bitterness. Medium-full in body.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasKoren
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper colored and murky in complexion. There's a half inch of frothy, rocky, beige. The aroma is an entrancing blend of sweet Belgian candy sugar, vinous Belgian Tripel yeast, and tart Brettanomyces. I'm tasting what the nose advertised: sweet light Belgian candy sugar, winelike Belgian Tripel yeast, and lightly tart Brettanomyces. The mouth is moderately to aggressively carbonated and bone dry.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mom treats at dinner at Spicebrush de Proeverij in apeldoorn center, I knew that and ordered, Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier Wild (2016); clearly a bustling Brettanomyces culture that is very reminiscent of a mousing cider with flavors of apple, grape and light hints of banana

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Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Tripel!!! Pours an orange/gold color into my Chimay goblet. Big foamy white head with good retention and even a mound of foam remaining at the neck of the bottle. Incomplete foamy rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is of light fruit (apples and pears), black pepper spicing, coriander and Belgian yeast. Taste is more of the same. Very good Tripels always remind me of ripe cheese as well as the other Tripel flavors. The fruit, yeast and spicing are all quite prominent in the taste. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Like all good Tripels, the alcohol is very well hidden. The peppery spiciness is noticeable in the mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer and would try it again if it was available.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.94/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2015 bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a hazy gold/orange with a thick and fluffy off-white head that practically refuses to fall, and it releases loads of funky, musky aroma in the glass. You can also smell the fruity character that you expect from a classic tripel, which I respect. Taste follows suit, but of course, much more pronounced. The taste starts with a touch of sweetness, immediately followed by good levels of funk and then the fruity ester character of a classic tripel, you then get a soft bite of bitter hops, and a dry finish, a finish that lasts for ages. Feel is medium/full in body, leaning slightly more towards the middle. Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised by this. The Brett comes through beautifully and works perfectly with the flavors and aromas of the base beer, all while still being able to detect all the classic flavors of the already amazing base.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle into correct glassware at the brewery.

Pours an unclear orange with thick, fine foam.

Smell is a huge punch of brett, followed by some yeast and white pepper.

Taste is as massively bretty as the smell, to the point of overpowering. There is some yeast, apples and stables in the background, but the brett is just dominating. This would probably benefit a lot from some aging.

Mouthfeel is medium with frisky carbonation.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Straffe Hendrik Wild from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 256 ratings