Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9° is a Tripel brewed by Brouwerij De Halve Maan, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a bottle.
The Tripel pours orange in color with a thin white head that offers a little retention or lacing.
The aroma is faint with a scent of fruit and yeast.
The palate is led by fruity citrus, banana, and raisin. It’s sweetened further by Belgian candied sugar and held together with bready malt. The tasting is then balanced with spicy pepper and coriander followed by some bitter noble hops.
Its feel is crisp, dry and effervescent with a medium body and high carbonation.
The Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel is a fantastic representation of the style.
De Halve Maan recommends the following food pairings with their Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel: cheeses of camembert and Brugse Blomme; desserts based on pineapple or mango.