Beer "Straffe Hendrik", gift set (4 bottles & glass), 330 ml
Beer "Straffe Hendrik" Tripel clear golden color, and beer "Straffe Hendrik" Quadrupel dark brown, almost black.
In the taste of beer "Straffe Hendrik" Quadrupel strong malty notes of caramel and toffee, which are complemented by nuances of dark fruit, candy, orange zest, spices. The sweetness is balanced with sharp notes of bitter chocolate and bread. The finish is smooth, dry, lingering.
In the mild taste of beer "Straffe Hendrik" Tripel malty sweetness balanced by alcohol and hop bitterness. There are notes caramel malt, herbs, flowers, yeast, spices, and banana. The finish is soft, with hints of citrus and minerals.
The aroma of beer "Straffe Hendrik" Tripel felt bright notes of malt, spices and citrus nuances of flowers, pineapple, pear and banana.
Beer "Straffe Hendrik" Quadrupel has a sweet flavor, which is dominated by shades of plum, caramel, toffee, spice (nutmeg), felt the nuances of dark fruit and citrus (mandarin, orange, grapefruit).
Beer "Straffe Hendrik" Tripel well with Mediterranean dishes, cheeses, pork, poultry, and "Straffe Hendrik" Quadrupel excellent as a digestif, goes well with cheeses, meats - beef, poultry, smoked meat.
Gift Set "Straffe Hendrik" includes two bottles of beer (0.33) grades "Straffe Hendrik" Quadrupel and "Straffe Hendrik" Tripel , as well as collectible beer glass with logo "Straffe Hendrik".
"Straffe Hendrik" Quadrupel - rich and intense dark top-fermented beer that is brewed with a mixture of special malts give the beer is very dark and complex, rich malt character. Style Quadrupel, which produced beer is a Belgian style ale, characterized by a strong and bold flavor (compared with styles Dubbel and Tripel), dark color and rich malt flavor with hints of fruit.
Used in the production of ale "Shtraffe Hendrik" Kvadrupel process of re-fermentation in the bottle allows you to get a beer, which can be stored for several years, with the ever-changing and improving taste.
"Straffe Hendrik" Tripel - Belgian light "triple" ale with a very rich flavor, with notes of malt, hops, caramel and fruit. In the old days in Bruges many breweries produced ale style Tripel, it was a local specialty. Today "Shtraffe Hendrik" is the last authentic Tripel beer in Bruges. In 1988, the production of this brand of beer was transferred to another brewery in Bruges and production stopped. But in 2008, exactly 20 years later, Xavier Vanneste returned brand "Straffe Hendrik" back to Bruges. Beer regained its excellent reputation among people who know a lot about this from Brugge Tripel.
"Shtraffe Hendrik" triple cooked with a delicate mixture of 6 different types of malt and a large number of hops (Saaz and Styrian Golding) of the best quality. Secondary fermentation in the bottle provides the beer longer shelf life.
The history of the family brewery "De Halve Maan" ("Half Moon") lasts for more than 150 years. Six generations of the family Mace, since 1856, working in Bruges with a single purpose: to produce excellent authentic beer while respecting traditional methods of brewing, which is famous Bruges. Brewery began as a production of cask ales with a short shelf life.
In 1928, the third generation of the family - Henry III Mace has established a factory production of lager, installing special equipment. Beer was a resounding success, and sales for the year increased by 46%. The next step of Henry, which followed the latest trends in production, was the release of soft drinks - lemonade and water. After World War II, Henry III was also the owner of the neighboring brewery "Brugge Zeehaven". This additional space is allowed to increase the scale of the updates that were necessary due to increased production.
In the 50-ies of XX century, the active work of the next representative of the family - Henry IV - resulted in significant promotion of the brewery. Beer and soft drinks "Domino" were successful and in-demand products. But a new lifestyle 70s led to a fall in sales, people began to buy beer in supermarkets, and small amounts of the brewery was not allowed to enter this market.
In the 80 years the interest in traditional regional beer began to increase. This intelligently used the brewery embarked led Veronica, daughter of Henry IV, who immediately launched a new special light beer fermented. Its release was timed to coincide with the inauguration of the statue of St. Arnold in Bruges, who was the patron saint of brewers. New beer appreciated the Mayor and asked him to submit to a reception at the Town Hall. The beer was a bit stronger than other varieties, and, therefore, it was named "Straffe Hendrik" (or "Strong Henri"). Later, in connection with the closing of the plant "De Halve Maan", the brand was sold to the brewery "Riva" in Bruges, which was making its from 1988 until 2002.
During these years, Veronica "opened the door" brewery "De Halve Maan" to the public. And to this day turned into a museum of historic brewery first building is still owned by the family Mace, visited by many tourists from around the world.
The revival of the brewery "De Halve Maan" after reconstruction and modernization occurred in 2005, thanks to the efforts of Veronica's son - Xavier Vanneste. After the opening, he launched a new beer called "Brugse Zot", having developed a unique recipe for it. Beer "Brugse Zot" was a great success far beyond the city of Bruges. This award-winning beer prompted the family to expand brewing operations. By the end of 2008 at the brewery "back" beer "Straffe Hendrik", which also currently being cooked on the "De Halve Maan" according to the original old recipe.