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

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3.96/5
Very Good
546 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:
#5,685
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
546
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
144
Trade:
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Ratings: 546 |  Reviews: 160
Photo of timon
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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 OldSmaug
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciceroman
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MSCUSN
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dukeufo
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +1%
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 +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gudthing
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
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 Quafftastic
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewery. Fresh and hippy. Really quite something.

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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 Heeenrik
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milha
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpongeHop
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - orange-golden, hazy, with a maaaasiiivve foam head. Truly a belgian ale.
S & T - immediate crispness with a clean, almost rainy, grassy pilsner hoppiness. Light bready malt. Sliiiightly tart apples, as it still has a hefty dose of honey sweetness. Slightly boozy, vaguely cognaccy.
F - Drying on the lips. Medium body. Somewhat boozy.

O - not much of a tripel fan, so I was kinda dreading this one. Turnt out to be pleasant enough. No artificial banana candy flavor that I often get with belgians, but still quite sweet.

So if you're a sweettooth (unlike me), I'd recommend this one.

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Photo of matuto
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 546 ratings