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

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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atis on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
490
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
21.97%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
116
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 145 | Ratings: 490
Reviews by Trueant1:
Photo of Trueant1
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Opened with a pop. White foamy head that goes down quickly. Darker for this style with a medium amber color.
Lots of champain bubbles.

Smells of sweet Belgium candy sugars, yeast, bananas, and
alcoholic spices. "lots" going on here.

Tastes of bananas, sweet candy sugars, alcohol, and bitter saaz hops. Very great brew!

Good mouthfeel, sugary and wet. Too much carbonation for my likes.

The drinkability is awesome. This brew has sugars and spices and is very tasty. I love the smell of bananas as I sip this awesome brew. Where is the 9%, dangerous!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jeffreysan
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!

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Photo of RoyalT
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a deep copper in color with a head that came up well but didn't stick around for long.

Smell - The big Belgian hops are all over the smell. It is classic European with a very mild malt balance. This also shows a bit of herbal pepper character like what you'd find in a bell pepper.

Taste - The hops dial it back a few notches at the taste. There's also a sweetness that jumps in that distracts from the overall depth of the ale.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied on its best day with some rather dull carbonation and a half-hearted effort at a bittering finish.

Drinkability - This was a nice, easy drinker but not the heavy-hitting Tripel that I had hoped for.

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Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.7%

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

Served into my Chimay chalice. Blonde light sweet. Abundant head. Nice appearance.
Sweet aroma.
This is a typical tripel. A wonderful choice for a nice weather beer if you don't like lagers. Or even if you do. I am quickly growing fond of tripels and this is as good as any.
A worthy effort.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz brown bottle with a best before date.

Mild haze within the golden color, thin lacing is what is left after a quick to foam and quick to drop head. Botanical, exotic fruit, chalky yeast, phenolic and cracker-like nose. Crispness pops from the creamy medium body. Honey and alcohol. Dry maltiness melds withe fruity alcoholic esters, super ripe pineapple. Yeasty, graininess goes a bit biscuity. Kiss of cotton candy and lavender. Dry warming finish with some vague herbal hop flavor.

Definitely in the raw and it shows though stays well within the style, a good pick.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ant1
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange. Light crisp and fruity nose with citrus. Sweet, fruity, boozy and crisp.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2” fluffy head, white, lumpy over hazy gold liquid. Excellent gothic window lace.Fruit, yeast, light bread, slight caramel, light fruit, no alcohol, slight hop, sweet fruit, yellow raisins, sultanas, creamy, mild hops and caramel malt, very tasty.

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Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013. I bought this at my local beer specialist in York, having tried it for the first time on a trip to Belgium last year. The Half Moon brewery in Bruges, where this is made, is well worth a visit.

Poured into a Stella chalice. A deep golden-amber colour with strong carbonation; a great column of fine bubbles rises from the centre of the glass. A huge white head forms on top; this has excellent retention. A rich aroma: sweet, fruity and alcoholic. Notes reminiscent of apricot and lemon, and a hint of sourness. Fantastic!

The taste is sweet and complex, with a lingering finish. Light hints of fruit. Considerable notes of alcohol, which make for a warmer flavour. Mouthfeel is very smooth and slightly astringent. A faintly sweet aftertaste remains.

A lovely tripel that posesses a rich yet subtle flavour. The first time I had this was with dinner, and I concluded that it went well with food. Not an everyday beer, but worth seeking out.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a deep orange body that is slightly hazy with a swirling microsea of big bubbles. A light eggshell colored head breaks up soon.

S- The dry cidery hit leads to a dry candy ester hint in the finish. Otherwise the aroma is pretty clean.

T- The dry candy note leads to a soft dry pine bite of hops with some alcohol heat in the finish. There is a slight sweetness in the finish as it opens up and some cidery notes grow in the finish.

M- The big scrubbing fizz leads to an alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- This is a bit sugary but not much of the classic Tripel yeast profile that is hard to capture but delicious. There alcohol and fizz with some sweetness makes it ok to drink but nothing special.

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Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Jgrody
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of AxlSkull
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomblerone
4/5  rDev +1%

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