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

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3.96/5
Very Good
536 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by atis on 02-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,266
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
536
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
139
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 157
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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Photo of danflux
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy orangish yellow golden color with white head. Yeast, hay, citrus, grass, and some bready notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus and yeasty notes.

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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 Sparky44
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paleoplant
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml, caged and corked bottle - isn't this the brewery that recently installed a pipeline between their brewing facility and the packaging plant?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some streaky dissipating fog bank lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a lesser cereal wheatiness, clover honey, free-range candy sugar, clove/coriander spice, earthy yeast, a mixed bowl of banana and orange fruitiness, and a mere suggestion of perfumed floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale/caramel malt, simple syrup, crusty honey, muddled dirty spice, a retreating phenolic yeastiness, still well blended domestic orchard fruity notes, and some very subtle leafy, earthy, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly intense in their somewhat palate-coating frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, with a bit of yeasty, spicy, and boozy interlopers joking around just a little too wildly. It finishes off-dry, but not as much as one might have been expecting - there's a drying trend gaining some momentum here.

Overall, this is certainly one very well-rendered version of the style, lots of big and varied sugary components up front, and then a finish that does just enough to tantalize you with its 'come try me again' bitterness. Yeah, I can see why they would go through the trouble of piping this stuff out to the world at a higher pace than their old-school, historic center operation could have sustained.

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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 mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 536 ratings
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