Straffe Hendrik Tripel is being brewed with a subtle mixture of 6 different kinds of malt. The taste is strong with a lot of hop (Saaz and Styrian Golding) of the best quality. The second fermentation in the bottle assures a longer shelf life. Straffe Hendrik is a very rich beer with lots of flavours.
The Straffe Hendrik was originally brewed by De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges. At the request of the then mayor, Henri Maes and his daughter Véronique brewed a slightly stronger blond beer in 1981 for the inauguration of the statue of Saint Arnold, the patron saint of brewers. However, it was so appreciated that it was asked again. It was appropriately named Straffe Hendrik, as the beer was stronger and well hopped.