Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.
Moderately carbonated with a full, sweet body, this is a classic brew that has retained its reputation throughout the years as an approachable and enjoyable Belgian-style domestic beer. The Belgian yeast aromas of clove, banana and biscuit conquer the nose, with suggestions of cherry pit, candied date and caramelized malt fighting for recognition. Complex and malty in the mouth with a dry, somewhat nutty finish. A very drinkable but also quite strong beer.