This golden-bodied triple is redolent with a festive sparkle, complex aroma, lush body and creamy head. Sweetness and fruitiness join hoppy spiciness in a balanced, long, warm finish. This is strong ale, but the balance, finish, and velvety smoothness make this 10% brew smooth and quaffable.
Like the abbey dubbel this ale can be cellared, standing upright, for up to three years, in a dark, cool place at 42-50° F. You can drink the beer later; it will become sweeter and feel denser in the mouth, and develop honeyed notes.
In Belgium, the flavors of this triple ale make it a treasured ingredient in fine cooking.