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

Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°
BA SCORE
81.4%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 528 ratings
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belgium
halvemaan.be

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
Ranking:
#4,867
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
528
Liked:
430
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
11.87%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
137
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 528 |  Reviews: 155
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

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange haze with a golden hue and a big frothy head. Foam sinks slowly but keeps the surface covered and leaves pretty lacing. Full nose of pilsener malt, orange, sour apples, pepper and coriander. Taste is mildly sweet in the mouth and dry bittersour in the swallowing. I tasted orange, yeast, malt, pepper and lime flavours. The beer has a spicy aftertaste that lingers quite well. Mouth feel is full-bodied yet surprisingly smooth and gentle for a 9 abv. Its alcohol is deviously well hidden. Definitely worth a try, this tripel.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a lovely hazy golden body topped with a MAHOOOSIVE foamy head, something of a halve maan brewery speciality.

Aroma is fresh and floral, and really invites you in, has a La Chouffe hoppy scent to it.

Taste is slightly overpowered by the abv, but you do get a nice toffee malt swirling your trap, urging you for another quaff.

Aftertaste is very much alcohol based, and warming on the gullet.

Overall a truly cracking beer, and nothing in it between this and the Quad in my opinion.

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Photo of Spezz
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of slufsar
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a hazy, golden amber color, with an off-white (beige leaning) creamy head with decent retention
S: sweet caramel and bready notes are the first things to manifest, with some pleasant, peachy and (white) grape notes coming through as well, some subtle pepper comes out as the beer sits
T: dry, sweet, and bready right off, with a pleasant white grape note and a clean-neutral bitterness bringing up the rear, the (caramel leaning) malt body with light fruit is very nice
M: very dry
O: A very solid and tasty beer, nice and enjoyable, full but crisp and refreshing.

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

This Hendrik is a delicious, solid abbey triple: full and yet supple, soft malt light sweet and spicy hop and little pepper absolutely no punishment to drink

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

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into goblet.
A: pours a golden orange body, fine frothy bubble white foam head, spotty lacing, fine carbonation
S: slight boozy, pepper, spicy, banana, malt
M: medium heavy body with semi dry finish
T: Banana, clove, white pepper, malty and creamy, slight boozy as it warms, molasses
O: good brew, didn't pick up on the candied sugar like I thought I would, nice creamy feel.

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

Photo of assman420
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

At restaurant in Brugge.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly muddled amber yellow with a fluffy white head that laces well. Smells of sweet bread clove, banana, spice, and a good amount of earthiness. Taste is similar with a big Belgian Candi presence and a touch of alcohol, though well concealed for its 9.0% abv. Feel is soft, smooth, good carbonation, sweet but bittered by that earthiness I detected in the aroma. Alcohol comes through as it warms. Overall this is an outstanding Tripel. Cheers!

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

330ml bottle poured into a goblet.

Hazy brown amber in color, the pour builds up thick creamy off-white head that stays with good retention before gradually subsiding to an everlasting foamy layer on the surface and leaving some lacing patch along the way.

The aroma is quite mellow and sweet with suggestion of candy sugar, molasses, caramel, and honey. Crackery malt, buttered bread, and chalky yeast as well as light phenol. Crisp citrus and floral from hop together with a spicy hint of coriander and black pepper.

Fruitiness leads the palate sensation with notes of citrus, orange peel, subtle banana, and raisin. There is lots of sweetness essence from candy sugar, molasses, caramel, and honey. Malt wraps all the things up together with its sweet bread and caramel while spiciness in kind of coriander and black pepper cut in and sharpening the thing up. The finish is crisp and lasting with subtle hop bitterness and lots of residual sweetness.

Medium body with some crisp and moderate carbonation through the palate that is proper to carry all the things well under smooth mouthfeel, finish is dry.

Very tasty Triple, it is not much complicated comparing to the top notch ones but simply tasty with some good hop profile to fulfill the dimension of malt and yeast.

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Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 81.4% out of 100 with 528 ratings
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