Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° | Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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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: Year-round

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Added by atis on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,942
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
561
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
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33
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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Golden/amber color. Perfect clarity. Cream-colored head retains superbly. Chunky lacing.

S: Fresh bread and toasty malt. Pear and baked apple with cinnamon. Flash of citrus and tropical ester. Clove, pepper, and very slightly medicinal phenols. Floral and herbal hops. Subtle "old book" sort of yeast mustiness.

T: Bread crust, toasty malt, and honey. Apple blossom. Orange spritz and a tropical essence. Subtle alcohol brings a bit of bitterness, alongside the herbal hops and peppery/clovey phenols. Mildly medicinal. Bit of musty yeast. Dry and relatively quick finish leaves only a fading trail of herbal spice.

M: Medium-full body. Some chewy creaminess, but it sits very lightly in the mouth thanks to the ample carbonation. Very dry. Faint sense of warming alcohol.

O: A very well put-together tripel. Dry and very easy to drink despite its size. Flexes some muscle without going off the rails. It feels every bit as classic as it is, and deserves to be talked about among the elite examples of the style.

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Photo of CMA
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DioS
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours clear, copper in color with one half inch head. Taste is green apple, apricot, and Belgian spice. Medium bodied with high carbonation and sweet. One of the better tripels I have had. Several glasses.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Café Vlissinghe, Bruges (€4.20):
Quite a light & floral tasting tripel with plenty of herbal touches & a lot of yeast coming through along with some spices. The beer was interesting with some nice pine & biscuit flavours in there on top of quite strong carbonation & a very lively, sharp feel to the beer. It's flavoursome without being too complex & it proved easy to drink throughout but it's not quite up there with some of the other Belgian tripels I've had of late sadly & the quadrupel from the brewery was a much better beer too.

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Photo of Allegue04
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This a prime example of what a well crafted Belgian Triple should be. Only bought a couple to try and I'm now having buyers remorse for not having bout more but, that can be easily remedied. Very nice smooth taste, nice slight after taste and no alcohol bite.

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Photo of timon
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great stuff! Picked this one up today and it was expensive, but worth a try. Very different for a tripel. More like a quad. Good pour with lots of lacing and head. Very surprising and wonderful smell--can't describe it well enough, but it's sweet and nice, almost like a fruit basket, or something. Taste is different for a tripel, as is the color. I like the nice amber color better than the murky yellow or many tripels. It's not that nice golden clear color, though. The taste is very full of light-caramel, plum, raisin and pineapple. Alcohol is well hidden and taste is very easy on the lips so be careful!

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Photo of brew-Ed
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldSmaug
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The word WILD has prominent placement on the bottle's neck.

Lovely pour--dark for a tripel, hazy amber with plenty of particulate matter and a surprisingly full head, for the ABV.

Smells likewise quite nice. Mild fruit and heavy yeast and candy sugars against some light sour nodes. Very complex and rich.

Tastes, unfortunately, not quite as pleasant as the aroma had led me to hope for. The opening is sweet and alcoholic, very yeast heavy with plenty of fruit esters to balance things out. But these fruit nodes grow heavy in the middle and by the end they are far too sweet and alcoholic. The finish is nicely dry, though.

A fine enough beer that doesn't quite come to together as well as it should.

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Photo of Zurc
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciceroman
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSCUSN
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pvibeer
4.94/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dukeufo
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with orange hues, a one and a half inch off white head that settles pretty quickly and leaves tons of lacing. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast, malts, bread, cloves, pepper, lemon and a hint of green apple. Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation and a fairly thick mouth feel.

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice hazy amber color with an overly generous head and lacing. Aroma has fruity hints, the taste follows the nose. A well done light bodied well carbonated beer that hides the alcohol very well but nevertheless one feels the effects of it.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gudthing
4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Deep gold colour, lasting head - very beautiful to look at.

Can smell caramel and malt, very pleasant.

The Straffe is thick and creamy with a gentle fizz. Initial taste is a malty caramel taste, with a hoppy aftertaste.

It has some similarity to leffe, but it's more delicate, less fizzy, thicker and overall a much better beer!

Absolutely delicious!

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Photo of AAG
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 561 ratings