De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel 750ml
Straffe Hendrik is synonymous with living beers with a taste that evolves thanks to the re-fermentation in the bottle. De Halve Maan can boast five hundred years of brewing history.
As a one-off, in 1981 De Halve Maan produced a special "straf" top-fermented beer to commemorate the inauguration of a statue of St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewing, in the city of Bruges.
The name is not only a reference to the ‘strong’ (straf) beer that flows out of its tanks but it also pays homage to the generations of Maes scions, all called Henri – Hendrik –who were in charge of the brewery.
The Straffe Hendrik family was launched with the eponymous tripel, followed by the quadrupel.
The brewery also produces ‘special editions’ including Straffe Hendrik Heritage, matured on wood with a recipe that varies every year, and Straffe Hendrik Wild, brewed with wild yeasts.
The dark quadrupel is stronger than the tripel. Belgians became familiar with this beer type thanks to the quadrupel produced by La Trappe, a Trappist abbey in the Netherlands. Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel was one of the first quadrupels in Belgium.
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