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

BA SCORE
88
very good
518 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
Ratings:
518
Reviews:
153
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
134
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of TMezzrow
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5 everything imho

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Photo of TheBen5
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saviour
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AxlSkull
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OlaB
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: light golden color , give a top of creamy white head , carbonation seems moderate and very bubbly

S: Yeast,malts, fruits,hay and spices, a sweet smell on this beer

T: the taste reflects much of the smell, yeast,fruits ,honey , fresh herbs. small hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

F: medium bodied mouthfeel , medium carbonation gives a sweet and fresh feel in my mouth. gives of a warm feeling of the high alchol content

O: A very good beer that i was very eager to try after i was very satisfied with the Straffe Hendrik quadruple that i recently tried. This on i was very pleased with .A very good triple that i sure will try again

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Photo of YvesB
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Has a perfect white head, paired with a warm yellow, orange color. Yeasty, spicy aromas, floral notes, herbs, warm pleasant smell. Both color and aroma match perfectly well. Intense taste of yeast, which is big in this beer, but still goes along with a lot of spices, they add nice complexity. There is also hop, which adds a refreshing ending. Sweetness comes along with a pleasant pepperiness, while the high carbonation enhances the refreshing character. Nonetheless, the end is very smooth, with a dry mouthfeel. The bitterness in the end rounds up the very smooth overall taste of this beer, in which a spicy sweetness with a nice depth plays the mayor role. Very nice Tripel.

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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 BlurryVisi0n
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet glass straight from a 11.2 oz bottle.

Appearance: Slight hazy good with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. White head is thick coming off a white color drops easy after two or three sips with sticky lacing.

Smell: sour citrus scent and believe it or not think of bananas blended with the skin. Strong scent but light stickiness to it.

Taste: Sweet and sour banana and lemons. Heavy malts with light sugar undertones when it warms up.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation. Sticky, sweet notes at the end not to mention a touch spicy with cinnamon. Not bad at all.

Overall: Very good beer. Big grab here at the Waterzooi in Garden City and definitely worth grabbing again. Needs minor tweaking and does right for the price. Salud!

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Photo of lupercmda
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of anastajia
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cambabeer
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

My favorite style, and this one does not disappoint. Pours dark, hazy golden/orange with adequate silky head. Aroma of citrus and apricots, butterscotch, caramel. Mouthfeel is buttery and silky smooth. Taste is butter, smooth malt, tangy hops. A sipper for sure, to enjoy its full body and intricate character.

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

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

Photo of 0x4a64
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazy golden honey color with a 1 1/2" fluffy, ivory head, even using a gentle pour so as to not disturb any sediment that might be lying around. While the head begins to recede visibly there is a persistent 1/16" or more layer of foam on the liquid for quite a long period of time. Sipping results in some large patches of lacing that slide back down to the liquid and a few widely scattered speckles of lacing.

The aromas include malt, yeast (clearly Belgian), orchard fruit and spice. With the spice being mostly coriander and white pepper.

The flavors pretty much follow the nose with some malt sweetness and biscuit character, the tang of coriander and white pepper, a bit of apple and some almost hidden vegetal, herbal hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light touch of persistent carbonation. The moderately long finish begins as the sweetness fades allowing the spices to take over for a bit before the hop character and bitterness emerge. Eventually the feel goes almost dry.

Overall this seems a well made Tripel and I'm glad that I have more wating to be consumed. That said, if I'm going to go out of my way to pick just one Tripel for a desert island, I'd be going after the Westmalle, which has a bit of an edge on this one.

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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 BMMillsy
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
3.96 out of 5 based on 518 ratings.
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