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

BA SCORE
88
very good
516 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:
516
Reviews:
153
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
131
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 153
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

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raynman
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love their quad but the triple is very good. Golden color but cloudy. Soft sweet smell. Slightly bitter taste.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of warnerry
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Photo of herman77
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
2.3/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Think I may have tasted a bottle past its prime, will have to revisit.

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

Photo of jelledebont
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NWHopinator
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 ogonoku
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° from Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
3.96 out of 5 based on 516 ratings.
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