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

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3.96/5
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548 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atis on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,854
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
548
pDev:
11.62%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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28
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Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good tripel.

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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Photo of andreaseltoro
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of peagasus
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of saeh
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of philaduffia
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Robje
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of hotsudge
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Scientifichuck
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BJSmit
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Amsterdallas
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cyrano41
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet, thin head with light lacing.
Aroma had strong fruit overtone, mostly citrus. Can a smell be tangy? this was. The color was a deep orange-red.
Mouthfeel was full but not heavy. Taste was complex, fruit layered with malt and hops. A very smooth brew, well balanced between sweet and bitter. This was one of the 180 offerings at Bilbo Baggins, in Alexandria, VA. I strongly recommend the beer and the pub.

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Photo of TripelHunter
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised this has not seen the most favourable reviews. To my mind it's one of the best tripels going. Quite similar to Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) in that it's the classic taste of a tripel.

I recently held a beer-tasting session with 25 different Belgian beers. This was the unanimous winner, seeing off strong competition from St Bernardus in close second.

It's sleek and classic; impressive in being able to match it's own alcoholic strength.

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Photo of benlhoest
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AGoodStout
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REDAMI
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into St. Bernardus goblet.

A - Hazy with a slightly rusty orange color. The lacey, pale ivory head vanishes quickly.

S - Bitter citrus like orange and grapefruit come to mind. Some definite estery funk.

T - Vaguely sweet, the orange and coriander are on the forefront. A little bit of grapefruit hops. Taste is almost reminiscent of fresh orange juice rather than orange peel. Very bread-like aftertaste.

M - The alcohol is hidden well. Not overly heavy, very clean, like having a piece of fresh fruit.

A very nice tripel, leaning more on the fruit side rather than the spiced. Refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of gfreed
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definitely not your daddy's tripel. Brewed in one of the most pleasant towns in all of Europe, this beer lacks the ugly color typical of many tripels as well as the sometimes overly funky aroma and taste, while retaining enough funk to be interesting. Very clear amber in the glass (except for when you get to the bottom of the bottle) with decent fizz; loose head that barely lasts a minute. The aroma has enough barnyardy straw and lemon/netmeg to announce it as a tripel; the taste is not as sharp, however, nor is it as sour as one would expect for this style. It's an easy drinker, and the 9% ABV is nowhere to be found-- not much warmth; no wobble after drinking. Very nice; very nice.

I'd like to like more tripels, but there are so few that don't look like crap and taste like old lemonade. This is not one of those, but it might not satisfy the principled tripel purist.

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Photo of Derek
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckF177y
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mheitke
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

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 vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Apple juice body. Small to medium bubbled head. Ok retention, but poor lace.

S – Pear, nectarine, honey, and a soft kick of booze.

T – A nice mirror of the nose up front. Pear, nectarine, and honey pair marry up with coriander and clove. Soft, warm booze accents the finish.

M – Nice carbonation. Medium body. Sweet, fruity finish.

O – A solid triple.

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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 548 ratings